From Ohio to India: Nathan Gajowski’s engineering journey

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Growing up in a Cleveland suburb, Nathan Gajowski had a knack for tinkering with gadgets and dreaming up new inventions. After finishing high school, Gajowski wanted to study engineering. Ohio State seemed a perfect fit with its top-notch engineering program and affordable in-state tuition. His first two years at Ohio State were full of exciting classes, hands-on projects and general …

Frontier Center awards four new projects joining researchers from US, India

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Four international research teams have been awarded funding by the IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Center in its fourth round of grants. The new projects will enable unique collaborations that will push the frontier of science and engineering research beyond what could be accomplished by a single institution.   The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center is a …

Student researcher works in the OEM Lab at Nanotech West Lab.

IMR awards Spring 2024 Kickstart Facility Grants

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The Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research is thrilled to announce the Spring 2024 awardees of our Kickstart Facility Grant Program.   IMR Kickstart Facility Grants make shared campus research facilities more accessible to demonstrate materials-related research results with the goal of strengthening near-term research proposals for external support. These grants offset costs of user fees and access fees associated …

SOSV founder Sean O’Sullivan speaking at the Spring 2024 IMR Distinguished Lecture Series.

SOSV’s Sean O’Sullivan visits Ohio State for IMR event, engages with student innovators

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During his recent participation in the Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research’s (IMR) Distinguished Lecture Series at The Ohio State University, prominent climate tech investor and SOSV founder Sean O’Sullivan experienced firsthand cutting-edge innovations from students and met with researchers driving technological advancements.   O’Sullivan serves as the managing general partner at SOSV, a venture capital firm that manages $1.5 …

NeXUS Laser Brings New Capabilities in Ultrafast Science to the US

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On the heels of the Nobel committee’s recognition of the field of attosecond science with the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics, the NeXUS Facility at The Ohio State University received the NeXUS Laser – a first-in-the-U.S. kilowatt-class laser that will make state-of-the-art ultrafast technology with attosecond to femtosecond light pulses available to users across a wide range of disciplines.   …

Semiconductor Day Attracts More Than 400 Attendees to Ohio Union

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Semi Foundation Highlights Emerging Careers in Second Annual Event   Columbus, OH More than 400 students participated in Semiconductor Day at The Ohio State University, gathering to engage with industry leaders and explore emerging opportunities within the expanding field. This marks the event’s second consecutive year hosted on the university’s campus.   “We are proud to host Semiconductor Day at …

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Brian Skinner receives 2024 Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award

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Brian J. Skinner, PhD, assistant professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has earned The Ohio State University 2024 Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award. Senior leadership in the Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge recently surprised Skinner with the honor during a department meeting. “It feels very touching that so many people put so much effort into …

ECE professor Shamsul Arafin researching in his lab at Ohio State.

New NSF grant helps IMR-Ireland collaboration spearheading innovative photonics research

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The Ohio State University was awarded a significant National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for pioneering research in visible light-wave generation and manipulation. The research has the potential to revolutionize biophotonics with miniaturized, cost-effective photonic circuits that would enhance healthcare diagnostics and treatment.   The $425k U.S.-Ireland partnership VIBRANT (Visible Light-wave Generation and Manipulation through Non-Linear Waveguide Technology) was seeded by …

In the news: How Ohio State is partnering with Intel in anticipation of the Central Ohio plant

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NBC4 checked in with the Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research to learn how Ohio State is preparing the future semiconductor industry workforce ahead of the Intel plant launch in Central Ohio. IMR executive director Steven Ringel and Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral student Manisha Muduli spoke about the Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research and Education (CAFE), as well as research …

IMR leadership honored at first Middle East and North Africa Solar Conference

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The Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR) is helping push The Ohio State University to the forefront of energy innovation through advancements in photovoltaics and battery cell technologies, addressing pressing challenges in sustainable energy solutions.   Recently, IMR executive director Steven Ringel was honored as a keynote speaker at the inaugural Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Conference …