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2023 Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference coming this May

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The Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR) is excited to announce the 2023 Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference.

May 9-11, 2023

The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Online registration deadline is May 4, 2023. On-site registration will be available at the event table at Fawcett Center.

The conference, formerly OSU Materials Week, will showcase materials-allied research at The Ohio State University in a series of in-person celebrations that will welcome faculty, professional researchers and students from around the world. Professors, researchers and students are invited to join us for the three-day event, which includes plenary sessions, technical talks and poster sessions covering a spectrum of materials-allied research.


The 13th annual conference hosted by Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research will feature cross-cutting and breakout sessions focusing on the latest advances in materials and manufacturing research and innovation, student poster sessions, and the popular Three Minute Thesis competition.


Conference topics include advanced semiconductor materials and devices, manufacturing of future battery technologies, emergent materials and quantum phenomena, manufacturing in space, among other cutting-edge areas that are defining the next generation of materials and manufacturing. Keynote speaker Dr. Carolyn Duran, VP of Components Research at Intel and the previous president of the Materials Research Society, will discuss advanced materials research at Intel.

Profile of Carolyn R. Duran.Carolyn R. Duran is a Vice President and Engineering Manager in Components Research at Intel Corporation. In this role, Carolyn leads advanced process and materials research to invent, develop and demonstrate viable revolutionary technologies necessary for Intel’s continued leadership in the industry. Over her 25-year career, Duran’s scope has spanned technology development, supply chain, including responsible minerals, and a corporate charter enabling memory and IO technologies in the product groups. Duran is currently serving as the Immediate Past President of the Materials Research Society and is an adjunct professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. A recognized industry leader, Duran was named on Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000” list in 2016 and ranked no. 2 on Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World” list in 2014. Duran received her bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in the same field from Northwestern University. She holds five patents in the area of semiconductor process engineering.

2023 MMC Event Agenda

Registration/coffee begins @ 8 a.m. (Conference Theater lobby)

Conference Theater 9 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Welcome, Keynote and Plenary Session: Future Semiconductor Technologies
9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:10-10 a.m. Keynote: Carolyn Duran, Intel Corporation, presents “Materials at the Heart of Semiconductor Innovation”
10-10:40 a.m. Asif Khan, Georgia Institute of Technology: “Ferroelectric memories”
10:55 a.m
11:35 a.m.
Anant Agarwal, Ohio State: “History and Future of Silicon Carbide (SiC): 40 years past, the present, and into the next decade”
11:35 a.m.-
12:15 p.m.
Kelson Chabak, Air Force Research Laboratory: “Power Dense Microelectronics for Department of Air Force Applications”
12:15 – 12:20 p.m. Closing Comments
12:20-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4:45 p.m. Focus Session 1: Heterogeneous Integration for Si Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Focus Session 2: Magnetic Interfaces for Novel Electronic and Spin Devices
1:30-1:35 p.m. Welcome and Introductions Welcome and Introductions
1:35-2:20 p.m. Minjoo Lawrence Lee, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: “New directions in MBE growth for integrated photonics” David Cahill, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: “Heat-assisted magnetization switching of Mn3Sn and second-harmonic detection of the anomalous Nernst effect”
2:20-3:05 p.m. Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington: “Transfer printing automation for heterogeneous 3D photonic integration” Greg Fuchs, Cornell University: “Electrical switching of antiferromagnetic spin textures imaged using a scanning single-spin microscope”
3:05-3:15 p.m. Break Break
3:15-3:45 p.m. Tyler Grassman, Ohio State: “Development of High-Quality III-V/Si Heteroepitaxy for Monolithically Integration Optoelectronics” Jyoti Katoch, Carnegie Mellon: “Momentum-resolved view of emergent phenomena at atomically thin interfaces”
3:45-4:15 p.m. Seunghyun Lee, Ohio State: “Heterogeneous integration of GaAsSb on Si: A promising technology for near infrared high-performance avalanche photodiodes” Roland Kawakami, Ohio State: “Epitaxial 2D magnets and heterostructures with topological insulators”
4:15-4:45 p.m. Tawfiq Musah, Ohio State: “Engineering the Electro-Optical Interface: A high speed I/O Perspective” Jinwoo Hwang, Ohio State: “Atomic scale understanding of interface-driven ferromagnetic switching of antiferromagnetic LaFeO3”
4:45-7 p.m. Evening Reception – Ballroom and Patio
5 p.m. Finals for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Conference Theater
5:30 p.m. Student Poster Session – Ballroom

Registration/coffee begins @ 8 a.m. (Conference Theater lobby)

Conference Theater 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Cross-cutting Session: Future of Advanced Manufacturing: Structures, Batteries & Space
9-9:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:05-9:35 a.m. Ajay Misra, NASA Glenn Research Center: “Materials, Manufacturing, and Sustainability Challenges for Future Aerospace Batteries”
9:40-10:10 a.m. Sean Donegan, Air Force Research Laboratory: “Digital Manufacturing Research for Advanced Structures: Challenges & Opportunities”
10:15-10:45 a.m. Wei Chen, Northwestern University: “A Digital Twin Framework for Materials-Aware Product and Process Design”
10:45-11 a.m. Break
11-11:30 a.m. Steve Niezgoda, Ohio State: “Rethinking Certification and Qualification: How should we guarantee quality for high-value low volume manufacturing?”
11:35 a.m.-
12:05 p.m.
Tony Schmitz, University of Tennessee-Knoxville: “‘Machining learning’: Combining machining with machine learning for improved capabilities”
12:10-12:15 p.m. Closing Comments
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4:45 p.m. Focus Session 3: Next Generation Energy Storage Science and Technology Focus Session 4: Manufacturing in Space
1:30-1:35 p.m. Welcome and Introductions Welcome and Introductions
1:35-2:20 p.m. Eungje Lee, Argonne National Laboratory: “Development of Sustainable Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries” Raymond G. Clinton, NASA/Marshall: “Make It – Don’t Take It: NASA’s Vision for Extraterrestrial Manufacturing and Construction”
2:20-3:05 p.m. Neil Dasgupta, University of Michigan: “Electro-Chemo-Mechanical Phenomena in Solid-State Batteries” Andrew Detor, DARPA/DSO: “Novel Orbital and Moon Manufacturing, Materials, and Mass-efficient Design (NOM4D)”
3:05-3:15 p.m. Break Break
3:15-3:45 p.m. Christo Sevov, Ohio State: “Pairing Redox Shuttles and Materials in Hybrid Flow Batteries” Antonio Ramirez, Ohio State: “Materials Joining and Additive Manufacturing in Space – OSU-NASA partnership to ‘fill the gap between Earth and Mars'”
3:45-4:15 p.m. Yiying Wu, Ohio State: “Potassium-based Batteries: Advantages and Challenges” Glenn Daehn, Ohio State: “Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing. . .  In Space!”
4:15-4:45 p.m. Jung-Hyun Kim, Ohio State: “Non-Conventional, Multimodal Strategies for Enabling High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Batteries” Ohio State discussion panel, led by John Horack
4:45-7 p.m. Evening Reception – Ballroom and Patio
5:30 p.m. Student Poster Session – Ballroom

Registration/coffee begins @ 8 a.m.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Focus Session 5:  Nano- Materials, Devices, and Robotics for Biological Applications Focus Session 6: Topology & Fractionalization in Magnetic Materials
9-9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Welcome and Introductions
9:10-9:55 a.m. Ritu Raman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Neuromuscular Actuators for Medicine and Machines” Liuyan Zhao, University of Michigan­­: “Dual magnetism in a magnetic Weyl semimetal Co3Sn2S2”
9:55-10:40 a.m. Kristy Ainslie, University of North Carolina: “Metals and Peptides and Polymers, Oh My! Following the Yellow Brick Road Towards a Universal Influenza Vaccine” Shubhayu Chatterjee, Carnegie Mellon University: “Electrically tunable magnetism in Van der Waals heterostructures”
10:40-10:50 a.m. Break Break
10:50-11:20 a.m. Natalia Higuita-Castro, Ohio State: “Engineered Extracellular Vesicles for Therapeutic Applications” Yiying Wu, Ohio State: “Exploring Metal-Organic Frameworks for Kitaev Quantum Spin Liquids and Chiropics”
11:20-11:50 a.m. Eduardo Reategui, Ohio State: “Characterization of proteins and extracellular RNAs in vesicles and viruses for cancer and COVID-19 Detection” Brian Skinner, Ohio State: “The thermopower of topological semimetals”
11:50-12:20 p.m. Michael Poirier, Ohio State: “DNA based nanodevices for understanding the human epigenome” Zachariah Addison, Ohio State: “Topological Nernst and Thermoelectric Transport in Chiral Magnets
12:30-2 p.m. Student Awards Ceremony & Lunch – Ballroom and Patio



About the Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference:

For more than a decade, IMR has dedicated one week in May to celebrate the innovative research and accomplishments of the materials community at The Ohio State University.

Each year, IMR solicits topics of interest from faculty to be featured throughout the conference to ensure the range of research areas covered each year reflects the breadth of the materials community at the university, while always being different.

IMR welcomes researchers from academia, industry and government labs, as well as students and the greater community, to come together, learn, and create connections and collaborations at this virtual event series.

Did you miss IMR’s 12th annual Materials Week? No worries! Check out some highlights here. The event had nearly one thousand visits during its series of research presentations, student-led virtual lab tours, and other interactive sessions.

2023 Event Sponsors:

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Interested in becoming a conference sponsor? Click here for more details.



Three Minute Thesis logo.Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges master’s and doctoral students to take the stage and effectively communicate a distilled, compelling thesis and its significance in just three minutes. No props. No elaborate electronic media assistance. No dumbing it down. Are you up for it? Free conference registration for participating students. Registration is closed.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering doctoral student Lalith Rao’s 3MT presentation is featured below. He won the 2019 Spirit Award for presenting “Development of High-Energy Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries.” His advisors are MAE assistant professor Jung-Hyun Kim and IMR Director of Innovation Jay Sayre, who also serves as adjunct associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering.

Student Poster Sessions

During our last in-person poster sessions, about one hundred graduate students at Ohio State shared their work and received feedback from professors and researchers of varying disciplines. Free conference registration for participating students. The top ten presenters this year will be awarded at IMR’s closing ceremony. Registration closes at end of day 4/23/23.

2023 Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference – Call for Posters

Graduate Students at The Ohio State University (and outside of OSU with advisor support) are invited to contribute posters to the 2023 Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference Student Poster Sessions.

Posters can relate to research conducted in any topic relevant to materials and manufacturing-allied research. Poster sessions will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in The Fawcett Center Ballroom, and students will be assigned to present at one of these two sessions.

Awards will be given to the top posters!

Poster Submission Instructions

Online registration is open and poster registration will end on April 23, 2023.

Posters must be submitted using the 2023 Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference online registration process, and will require the following information:

  • Poster title
  • Authors’ names
  • Presenter’s name and department
  • Advisors’ names
  • A brief (200 word maximum) description of the research conducted

The information submitted will be used in the published poster session guides distributed to judges and all guests at the event.

Poster Topics

Each poster should be aligned with one or more of the following six signature areas of research :


At least one week before the event, you will be contacted with your assigned poster session date.

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be:

  • Brief and clearly organized
  • Simple, with an obvious theme
  • Easy to read from 4 to 6 feet away

Poster Dimensions

  • Maximum poster size is 36″ x 48″
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation
  • Unmounted (no foam core)
  • T-pins will be provided to hang your poster

Poster Set Up & Removal

  • Set up is between 1:00pm and 4:00 pm on your assigned date. Bring your poster to the registration desk at that time, check in with registration staff and hang your poster in the assigned location.
  • You must be present at your assigned Poster Session from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to discuss your research.
  • Posters must be removed immediately after the poster session at 7:00 p.m.

Poster Judges Welcome: Registration fees will also be waived for faculty, technical staff and industry members participating as judges at one of our two student poster sessions. This is a fun, informal way to connect and give feedback to students from within and outside Ohio State. Sign up and check out some of the promising work on display, engage with a few up-and-coming researchers, and pose a couple thought-provoking questions.


Interested in becoming a conference sponsor?

CONTACT: Kari Roth, IMR Innovation Manager, at


Any questions?

CONTACT: Jennifer Donovan, IMR Executive Assistant, at