Finding the ‘magic angle’ to create a new superconductor

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Study suggests potential role for graphene in moving electricity   Researchers at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with scientists around the world, have made a discovery that could provide new insights into how superconductors might move energy more efficiently to power homes, industries and vehicles.   Their work, published last week in the journal Science Advances, showed that graphene – …

IMR Shuttle Service to West Campus will end Friday, Sept. 27

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) will discontinue its shuttle service Friday, Sept. 27 with the rollout of the Fall 2019 Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) West Campus schedule.   The IMR Shuttle retires after years of improving connectivity to the many state-of-the-art research facilities on West Campus. The shuttle is used by those conducting research at the Center for …

7 projects awarded $300K through OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program

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The Ohio State University this week announced seven innovative materials research projects will receive a total of $300,000 in funding through the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.   The program seeds and advances excellence in materials research of varying scopes. It is jointly funded and managed by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) and Center …

Katrina Cornish receives BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Lifetime Achievement Award

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Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), recently received the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Lifetime Achievement Award for scientific excellence and impact in the field.   The prestigious award recognizes science and engineering leaders who have made “outstanding contributions that have advanced the scientific field and/or …

2019 OSU Materials Week: connecting and celebrating Ohio State’s materials community

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) dedicates one week each May to celebrate all the innovative research and accomplishments of the materials community at The Ohio State University.   And this year, there was no shortage of achievements deserving recognition.   More than 350 researchers from academia, industry and government labs came together at 2019 OSU Materials Week, making the multi-day conference …

Hat trick: Katrina Cornish receives 3 Innovator of the Year Awards

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Institute for Materials Research faculty member Katrina Cornish received in quick succession three accolades for her impact in innovative research at The Ohio State University.   Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), received three Innovator of the Year awards between late April and mid …

2019 OSU Materials Week: 6 grad students take Three Minute Thesis challenge

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In science, explaining one’s research thesis to an audience outside your field can be tough. Add the pressure of a ticking clock, and you’ve got a real challenge on your hands.   But six graduate students from The Ohio State University were up for it.   No props. No elaborate electronic media assistance. No dumbing it down. Each presenter was …

2019 OSU Materials Week: Student researchers shine at poster sessions

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  More than 110 posters showcasing researchers’ work in materials-allied fields were on display at The Ohio State University during 2019 OSU Materials Week.   Nearly 100 of those posters were presented by students at Ohio State in a two-day series of poster sessions judged by faculty and professional researchers from academia and industry. This year’s sessions also featured work …

Connecting a world-class facility and its experts to industry needs

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The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) recently received one of Procter & Gamble’s 2018 North America Connect+Develop Awards, reflecting its instrumental role in advancing P&G product development and strengthening the relationship between the two global organizations.   P&G’s Connect+Develop (C+D) open innovation program helps it engage with innovators and patent-holders to meet needs across the P&G …

Ohio State gives seed funding to spur transportation innovations

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Office of Research and College of Engineering fund teams in new lab, in collaboration with Honda   Transportation is changing. Cars can run on electricity, and tell us whether we are too distracted while we drive. Buses offer free wi-fi. Ride-sharing is ubiquitous. Bike-commuting is in vogue. Decades from now, the way people move through their daily lives will likely …