We are pleased to announce that the Institute for Materials Research is the recipient of a $400,000 grant by The Alcoa Foundation in support of innovative research in lightweight vehicle structures by Ohio State faculty and students.
Professors Glenn Daehn, Materials Science and Engineering, and Anthony Luscher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will lead this project in design and manufacturing technologies to enable the creation of lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle structures.
The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering has issued a press release with more details about this exciting new collaboration, available here: http://engineering.osu.edu/news/?p=2016
Ohio State’s partnership with Alcoa in lightweight vehicle structures is the only program in the United States currently supported by Alcoa Foundation’s Advancing Sustainability Research initiative. An entire day of the 2011 OSU Materials Week conference in September will also be devoted to the topic, “New Approaches for Lighter, More Sustainable Multi-Materials Vehicle Structures.” A variety of talks and panel discussions that day will showcase the novel research in lightweight vehicles by Ohio State researchers and industry collaborators from many different fields and perspectives including welding, corrosion, computational alloy design, and polymers and adhesives.
For more information about Alcoa Foundation’s Advancing Sustainability Research initiative, including a list of its partners worldwide, visit Alcoa’s website.
OSU’s Development office also has an article online about this collaboration: http://giveto.osu.edu/happenings/MarServ.Archive/Alcoa.html