ENCOMM Seminar Series: OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Award Showcase

Presented by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), an NSF MRSEC, the Center for Exploration of Novel COMplex Materials (ENCOMM), and Institute for Materials Research (IMR).



Five Exploratory Materials Research Grants (EMRGs) were awarded in March of 2021 after a pause to the 2020 OSU Materials Research Seed Grants Program (MRSGP), due to the pandemic. We invite you to join this special showcase of current EMRGs to:

  • Learn how these projects/groups are enabling nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding
  • See examples of what the MRSGP looks for in EMRG project proposals



Wednesdays, September 29 – October 27

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Hybrid Format: in-person and virtual attendance options

Wednesday, September 29 (in-person) | Sasha Landsman, Dept. of Physics
Title: “Driving electrons with high intensity ultrashort laser pulses”

Wednesday, October 6 (in-person) | Jinghua Li, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Title: “Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics Enabled Biosensing for Advanced Healthcare”

Wednesday, October 13 (in-person) | Alok Sutradhar, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Title: “Multiphysics Topology Optimization of Electromagnetic Structures”

Wednesday, October 20 (in-person) | Shiyu Zhang, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: “Sustainable Organic Electrode Materials”

Wednesday, October 27 (virtual) | Xiaoxue Wang, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Title: “A Synergistic Approach to Soft Materials, Advanced Electronics and AI”


Download the event flyer here.