rendering of the battery cell research and development center

Ohio State, Honda, business, state, federal leaders announce partnership for battery cell research center

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The center will be managed and operated at Ohio State by the Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR) with the goal of translating fundamental research to manufacturing of advanced EV battery cells. The Ohio State University was joined by Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, congressional leaders, Honda, Schaeffler Americas and JobsOhio officials Monday to announce the creation of a …

Nonprofit to catalyze commercialization of Ohio State-led NSF Engineering Research Center

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Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing Innovations, Inc., (HAMICo) launched today to incubate novel intellectual property from a National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) led by The Ohio State University. The Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing – Moving from Evolution to Revolution (HAMMER) ERC includes Case Western Reserve University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Northwestern University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, …

In the news: ‘Ohio State University preparing students to fill shortage in semiconductor workforce’

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Fox News recently visited the Nanotech West Lab to learn how The Ohio State University is preparing to meet the demand of a forecasted labor shortage in the U.S. semiconductor industry.   Check out the article and video linked below to peek inside Nanotech West Lab’s state-of-the-art cleanroom and hear from Peter Mohler, interim executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge …

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New Ohio State semiconductor-related minors, certificates aim to boost industry readiness

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Signed into law in August 2022, the CHIPS and Science Act has kickstarted chip manufacturing in the United States, especially Ohio. Last September, Intel broke ground on the first of two massive semiconductor fabrication plants worth $20 billion in central Ohio.   In response to the burgeoning demand for semiconductor savvy talent, The Ohio State University College of Engineering is launching …

Columbus State students attending IMR info session for potential interns.

IMR Internship Program offers hands-on semiconductor experience, education to CSCC students at Nanotech West Lab

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  Three students from Columbus State Community College joined the team at Nanotech West Laboratory at The Ohio State University this semester through an internship program run by the Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR).   IMR’s internship program creates multiple avenues to experiential learning opportunities for students, including research experience for undergraduate students, graduate research associateships, and externships. …

IMR recognizes institute’s expanding scope and achievements in manufacturing research and innovation

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Since its establishment in 2006, the Institute for Materials Research has continuously supported and helped steer the materials-allied research enterprise at The Ohio State University to be among the very best in the nation. This has been fueled by the institute’s role in winning some of the most competitive funding awards, attracting top talent to the Ohio State community who …

Researchers at Nanotech West Lab working in the cleanroom.

In the news: WOSU highlights Ohio State, Nanotech West Lab in ‘A semiconductor workforce shortage is on the horizon. Ohio higher education wants to fix that.’

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WOSU 89.7 NPR News published on June 2 an article featuring the efforts of The Ohio State University and its Nanotech West Laboratory to meet the demands of a forecasted workforce shortage in the U.S. semiconductor industry.   Check out the article at to hear from Ohio State staff members and researchers driving innovation and access to education in …

Ohio State highlighted in IEEE Spectrum article on universities building a new semiconductor workforce

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IEEE Spectrum recently featured The Ohio State University, as well as some of its research infrastructure and efforts to ready the required workforce for a growing semiconductor industry in the United States. The article also highlights the university’s Nanotech West Laboratory, on West Campus, and the Ohio State-led, IMR-operated CAFE: the Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research and Education. CAFE …

Research team show front row (l to r): Jose Lorie Lopez (postdoc), Anne Co, Jung Hyun, Jay Sayre. Back row: Marcello, Qingmin Xu (IMR Research Scientist), Navni Verma (IMR Research Engineer), Kari Roth (IMR Innovation Manager).

Ohio State awarded $3.8M grant from U.S. Department of Energy to improve electric vehicle batteries

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Photo: Ohio State News — Front row (l to r): Jose Lorie Lopez (postdoc), Anne Co, Jung Hyun, Jay Sayre. Back row: Marcello, Qingmin Xu (IMR Research Scientist), Navni Verma (IMR Research Engineer), Kari Roth (IMR Innovation Manager). Funding will support the development of more affordable and efficient electric vehicle batteries in America The Department of Energy recently announced that …

Semiconductor workshop engages academic leaders to assess opportunities, needs in the Midwest

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A multibillion-dollar semiconductor fabrication center in the heart of the Midwest has opened a new opportunity for development, research and jobs, and leaders in higher education want to make sure they can support those opportunities. This week, The Ohio State University, through the Office of Knowledge Enterprise, hosted a two-day workshop with members of some of the leading research universities …