Eleven new research projects were awarded by the IMR in December 2011, for a total investment of $22,000 in nascent materials research. The eleven projects support faculty researchers from seven departments within the College of Engineering, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
Congratulations to the OSU research teams receiving Fall 2011 IMR Facility Grants Awards.
- Detecting Iron-Bound Proteins with MFM and SQUID Magnetometry – Lead Investigator: Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering
- Self Patterning of Zirconia Substrate Surfaces for Biological Applications – Lead Investigator: Sheikh Akbar, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Jessica Winter, Chemical & Bio-molecular Engineering
- Steep Sub-Threshold Si/SiGe and III-V Quantum Tunneling Transistors – Lead Investigator: Paul R. Berger, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Nanoscale Tribocharging Mechanism and Mechanical Properties Investigation of Novel Organic and Inorganic Nano-Object-Petroleum Hybrid Lubricants – Lead Investigator: Bharat Bhushan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- High Temperature Irradiation Effects on Optical Fiber Dopant Migration – Lead Investigator: Thomas Blue, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigator: Wolfgang Windl, Materials Science and Engineering
- Ant Neck Joint Testing and Characterization – Lead Investigator: Carlos Castro, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Investigator: Blaine Lilly, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Evaluation of Nano, Micro and Macro Biobased Fillers in Elastomeric Applications – Lead Investigator: Katrina Cornish, Horticulture and Crop Science
- Mechanistic Study of TIO2 Nanowires Grown by Thermal Oxidation of Titanium Alloys – Lead Investigator: Suliman Dregia, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Sheikh A. Akbar, Materials Science and Engineering
- An Oxygen Release System to Improve Neural Stem Cell Survival During Transplantation – Lead Investigator: Jianjun Guan, Materials Science and Engineering
- Proposal to Fabricate and Characterize Nanochannel Electroporation Devices Using Semiconductor/Cleanroom Technologies – Lead Investigator: Gregory Lafyatis, Physics
- Transformation Optics from Focused Ion Beams – Lead Investigator: Ronald M Reano, Electrical and Computer Engineering