Shuttle Service

Please note:

IMR has secured a rental van for Wednesday, August 7 through Friday, August 9, as our shuttle undergoes scheduled maintenance. However, the shuttle will begin running at 9:30 a.m. (instead of its regular 8:30 a.m. start time) on Wednesday, August 7. Please look for a Dodge Grand Caravan at the pick-up/drop-off points.


IMR Provides Free Weekday Shuttle Service to Kinnear Road Research Facilities
The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) offers a weekday shuttle between central campus and West Campus’s Nanotech West Laboratory and the Center for Automotive Research on Kinnear Road.

The shuttle service is a key part of IMR’s commitment to improving connectivity to the many state-of-the-art research facilities on OSU’s West Campus.  This shuttle is used by those conducting research at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), Nanotech West Laboratory, the Center for Automotive Research, or other West Campus facilities on Kinnear Road, such as the ElectroScience Laboratory

Join the IMR email list for shuttle updates
Join one of IMR’s email lists for any changes or announcements regarding the shuttle service. We have three email lists to choose from: students, faculty, and technical and administrative staff.

To receive timely updates on schedule changes, please contact Joanna Gardner, our Administrator and Grants Developer, at with your name, email address, and list you would like to join.

Please feel free to email with any inquiries.

The shuttle runs ten times every weekday as follows, leaving central campus to arrive at CEMAS and Nanotech West approximately 10-15 minutes later, continuing to CAR, and immediately returning to central campus:

The IMR shuttle departs Dreese Labs every hour on the half hour:

8:30 AM        9:30 AM        10:30 AM

11:30 AM     12:30 PM        1:30 PM

2:30 PM        3:30 PM         4:30 PM

5:30 PM

IMR suspends shuttle service during observed holidays.

Shuttle Route

IMR Shuttle Route Map

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yellow pin  Dreese Laboratories, 215 Neil Avenue, near the bicycle racks and below the pedestrian overpass, on Neil Avenue near West 19th Avenue

Red map pin  Entrance of Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, 1305 Kinnear Road

blue map pin  Front entrance of Nanotech West Laboratory, 1381 Kinnear Road

yellow pin  Center for Automotive Research (CAR), 930 Kinnear Road

yellow pinReturn to Dreese Labs on main campus