Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability

The Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) focus area of The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes enables Ohio State faculty, students and staff to focus on translational research and innovation in technology, science and manufacturing as they apply to future energy systems and sustainability from the nano to the macro scale.

With the goal to become pre-eminent in the field of advanced materials and technologies for sustainability, our program connects and creates value while delivering impact to solve the world’s most pressing problems in the 21st century. M&MS builds on the foundation of discovery in the Institute for Materials Research, hiring faculty to advance materials discoveries, developing strategic industrial and global relationships, and accelerating the research process to enable a paradigm of discovery-to-deployment at Ohio State.

During the past year, M&MS has become a well-advanced program. We hired our third cohort of M&MS faculty and innovation leaders; the Innovation Laboratory is now a fully functioning arm of the institute; we are enabling interdisciplinary collaborations on a local to global scale; and we are establishing new core material facilities. All of this is ramping while our existing centers continue to push the leading edges of their fields and our seed programs are building the teams and centers of the future.