Top 10 posters showcasing research at Ohio State awarded during 2018 OSU Materials Week

Click a thumbnail to view the attending Top 10 Student Poster awardees with Ohio State Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce McPheron.

More than a hundred student and postdoctoral researchers at The Ohio State University came together to share their work in materials-allied fields with researchers from across the country at a two-day series of poster sessions during 2018 OSU Materials Week, held May 8 to 11.


The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) hosted the poster sessions to allow undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio State an opportunity to share their work and receive feedback from professors and students of varying disciplines.


Students, postdoctoral researchers and professors swarmed through the Blackwell Inn ballroom as judges and visitors made their ways from poster to poster. Researchers were allowed five minutes to present their research. Presentations were followed by five-minute question-and-answer sessions between small groups of judges and each presenter.


“My audience is usually my labmates, so they know what we are doing, why we are doing it,” said Melika Shahhosseini, a Mechanical Engineering graduate student. “But when I’m presenting to an audience out of my field, it helps me understand what people expect from my work, what they want to know about why I’m doing it. So, it makes me get better at presenting my work to people out of my field, which I think is really important.”

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Did you miss out on OSU Materials Week?


Don’t worry! Check out the “Materials Week in Review” to see the highlights of Materials Week.

And if you couldn’t make it to the Three Minute Thesis competition, check out the awesome student finalists who presented during Materials Week. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) whereby PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. All participants did a wonderful job presenting to our panel of judges.


The six finalists for the 3-Minute Thesis competition were Ryan Buntain, Sarah Bushman, Xinpeng Du, Bryan Esser, Xianje (Tony) Ren and Matthew Souva.

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2013 OSU Materials Week – Register Now!

Our 5th OSU Materials Week conference will take place Tuesday, May 7- Friday, May 10, 2013!

This year’s event will feature a kick-off event focused on microscopy at the new CEMAS (Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis ) research facility with the inaugural IMR Keynote Address by Stephen J. Pennycook of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Technical sessions include: Nano-Engineering of Hybrid Materials, Next Generation Electronics, Optoelectronics and Spintronics,  ICME: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, Materials Design and Catalysis, Nano-Engineering and Nano-Fluidics for Sequencing Technology, New Physics and Device Applications in 2D Materials, and Spin-Lattice Interactions. 

See the full conference program with all technical sessions, confirmed speakers, and other events on our Materials Week event page.

Students and Postdoctoral Researchers are invited to present research posters at Materials Week’s two evening poster session receptions.  More information and guidelines are available in the Call for Posters.

Registration is just $15 for students, $25 for faculty, staff, and other attendees registering online before April 27.  Registration includes admission to all 2013 OSU Materials Week talks and poster sessions.  For registration information visit: