CDME nominated for WayUp’s Top 100 Best Internship Programs List

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The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) has been nominated for WayUp’s Top 100 Best Internship Programs List. With the nomination, CDME will have the opportunity to earn a spot among the 100 best internship programs in the United States. The final selections will be determined by a panel of industry expert judges and a public …

Nanotech West Lab’s Aimee Price elected to EIPBN steering committee

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Aimee Price, manager of nanofabrication at Nanotech West Laboratory, has been elected to the EIPBN (Electron, Ion, Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication) steering committee.   The EIPBN international conference is a leading symposium on lithography and nanofabrication. Commonly referred to as “3-beams,” the conference gathers scientists and engineers from academia, government laboratories and industry to discuss electron, ion and photon …

3D printing innovation at M4 Lab featured on 10TV

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  The newly established Medical Modeling, Materials and Manufacturing Lab (M4 Lab) was recently featured on WBNS-10TV. In the lab, experts work to find innovative engineering solutions for real-world needs in clinical medicine.   The M4 Lab is a hub for innovative approaches to health care and advanced manufacturing techniques that brings together experts from the College of Medicine’s Department …

IMR announces Spring 2021 Kickstart Facility Grant awardees

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) announced $22,500 in funding to nine projects at The Ohio State University through the Spring 2021 round if its Kickstart Facility Grant Program.   Kickstart Facility Grants are awarded biannually to make shared research facilities at Ohio State more accessible to faculty and staff conducting innovative materials-allied research. Funding helps offset costs of user …

NSF funds $1.5M tool to advance next-gen nanotechnology at Nanotech West Lab

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Scientists at The Ohio State University earned another key tool for semiconductor research, which is paving the way for advanced technologies beneficial to society.   The National Science Foundation approved a $1.5 million Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) toward the purchase and installation of an electron-beam lithography system at Nanotech West Laboratory, operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).   Principal Investigator Siddharth Rajan, Ohio State professor …

MAEBL 2020 offers support, solutions to research community facing coronavirus

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Despite being geographically scattered, a small but growing community of engineers, scientists and students working in fields utilizing e-beam lithography came together this July at the fourth annual, and first virtual, Meeting for Advanced Electron Beam Lithography (MAEBL).   But virtual attendees at this year’s annual event had more in common than their interest in lithography; these researchers from the …

NSF NeXUS workshop to be held July 30-31

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The NSF National eXtreme Ultrafast Science (NeXUS) facility at The Ohio State University has announced an inaugural virtual event on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31. The new facility houses new, world-class art ultrafast XUV / soft x-ray capabilities that will enable a broad range of molecular and materials characterization with femtosecond to attosecond time resolution. The interactive user workshop …

Swab prototypes for COVID-19 test kits analyzed at MSE lab

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Teams across The Ohio State University are coming together to combat shortages of critically needed supplies for COVID-19 testing throughout Ohio.   Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are analyzing the material performance of the nasopharyngeal swab prototypes being designed for use in detecting the virus that causes the new coronavirus disease.   The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) is …

New maskless aligner system boosts Nanotech West lithography capabilities

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  Nanotech West Laboratory has substantially expanded its lithography capabilities with the recent installation of an advanced maskless aligner system.   The state-of-the-art maskless technology of the recently acquired MLA150, from Heidelberg Instruments, allows researchers to leave traditional photomasks at the cleanroom door. The photolithography system is ideal for rapid prototyping due to its ease of use, high-speed performance and …

Buckeye All-American turns to research to protect against hard hits

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The Institute for Materials Research connects NFL vet with the College of Engineering to study impact protection solutions   Shawn Springs has spent his career focused on impact.   Springs was an All-American and twice earned All-Big Ten honors playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After that, he held his ground as cornerback for three teams, made the Pro Bowl, …