IMR faculty members among 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award winners

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The College of Engineering recently honored excellence in teaching, innovation and service with its 24th annual Distinguished Faculty Awards.   Among the faculty, researchers and partners recognized for distinguished contributions in several areas were multiple Ohio State faculty members hired through the Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) Discovery Theme, operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).   Vicky …

New research strategy shared by Honda and Ohio State advancing energy innovation

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In its first year, a jointly held research strategy between The Ohio State University and Honda has blossomed into multiple projects advancing next-generation energy systems research.   Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research (IMR) worked with Honda to focus the research direction for multiple projects and shape the overall strategy to further energy experimentation.   The relationship grew from an …

Emerging Innovation District set to spur economic growth, advance energy research

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The emerging Innovation District on The Ohio State University’s West Campus, which is set to propel research advancements and economic growth, took another major step forward in its development with a significant financial push from the state and JobsOhio.   Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in February helped announce the rapidly developing district will receive a large portion of a $100 …

ECE team exploring next-gen UV lasers in the fight against COVID-19

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In the global rush to control the spread of coronavirus, ultraviolet (UV) light has proven effective for sterilizing surfaces in its prevention. Ideally, light emitting diodes, or LEDs, could provide the UV light too. However, the technological advancements in this realm have remained stalled. As a device, UV lasers with improved beam quality remain better and more suitable for real-world applications. …

Air Force, Ohio State announce partnership to improve diversity in science, engineering

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The Ohio State University and the U.S. Air Force are creating a national consortium to increase opportunities in the Air Force for minority STEM students and graduates. Ohio State will co-lead the new effort with Wright State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The six-year, $40 million project, …

Soft robots, origami combine for potential way to deliver medical treatments

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Magnetic fields allow for wireless, faster, less invasive delivery, study finds     Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages.   The researchers from The Ohio State University and …

Ohio earns designation as Defense Manufacturing Community

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The State of Ohio recently earned a new designation by the U.S. Department of Defense that paves the way for long-term community investment opportunities that can strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of defense manufacturing in the state.   Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Sept. 3 the state had been named a Defense …

Researchers developing breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19

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A research team at The Ohio State University is developing a breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19.   The device could offer a quick and easy alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs, a more common means to test for the causative agent of COVID-19. Drawing from just a single exhaled breath, the device is designed to enable rapid detection of biomarkers of the …

Engineering grad students, faculty earn state funding to support aerospace research

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Several graduate students and faculty from The Ohio State University College of Engineering have earned 2020 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) fellowship awards to support their research endeavors. The program—officially known as the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)/Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship—is funded primarily through DAGSI by the Ohio Board of Regents. It …

NPR’s Marketplace: Ned Hill shares thoughts on manufacturing as companies reopen

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The manufacturing sector lost 1.3 million jobs in April. But a light at the end of the tunnel may be appearing this month, as U.S. businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to tentatively reopen. So, what might we expect as manufacturers attempt to rebound while considering new production challenges, such as re-establishing safe work environments? Ned Hill, a …