Ohio earns designation as Defense Manufacturing Community

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The State of Ohio recently earned a new designation by the U.S. Department of Defense that paves the way for long-term community investment opportunities that can strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of defense manufacturing in the state.   Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Sept. 3 the state had been named a Defense …

MAEBL 2020 offers support, solutions to research community facing coronavirus

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Despite being geographically scattered, a small but growing community of engineers, scientists and students working in fields utilizing e-beam lithography came together this July at the fourth annual, and first virtual, Meeting for Advanced Electron Beam Lithography (MAEBL).   But virtual attendees at this year’s annual event had more in common than their interest in lithography; these researchers from the …

IMR postpones fall 2020 installment of its Distinguished Lecture Series

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) has decided to postpone the autumn 2020 event in our ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series. This decision was made out of concern for the health and safety of our invited speaker, attendees and the greater community, as well as in consideration of the event’s strong track record of success, as an opportunity for face-to-face discussion …

CEM awarded $18M NSF grant to support high-impact, cutting-edge science

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) congratulates The Ohio State University’s Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) on being awarded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the third time since 2008.   The new six-year, $18 million grant will fund transformative science and complex materials discovery by two multidisciplinary, collaborative groups of …

Through the light: Chowdhury earns $1.05M AFOSR grant to study materials in extremes

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When Enam Chowdhury thinks of the universe, he sees an intense connection between our eyes and the light through which we perceive the universe. A multi-disciplinary assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Materials Science Engineering, Chowdhury just earned a boost in research funding to help explore this connection between light and perception. His team of engineers and physicists earned a …

Researchers developing breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19

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A research team at The Ohio State University is developing a breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19.   The device could offer a quick and easy alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs, a more common means to test for the causative agent of COVID-19. Drawing from just a single exhaled breath, the device is designed to enable rapid detection of biomarkers of the …

Engineering grad students, faculty earn state funding to support aerospace research

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Several graduate students and faculty from The Ohio State University College of Engineering have earned 2020 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) fellowship awards to support their research endeavors. The program—officially known as the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)/Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship—is funded primarily through DAGSI by the Ohio Board of Regents. It …

Graduate School announces Spring 2020 Presidential Fellows

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The Ohio State University Graduate School unveiled the Spring 2020 Presidential Fellows.   The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project.   See the full list below. Visit the Graduate School website …

NSF NeXUS workshop to be held July 30-31

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The NSF National eXtreme Ultrafast Science (NeXUS) facility at The Ohio State University has announced an inaugural virtual event on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31. The new facility houses new, world-class art ultrafast XUV / soft x-ray capabilities that will enable a broad range of molecular and materials characterization with femtosecond to attosecond time resolution. The interactive user workshop …

ECE holds vigil focused on real change

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Originally published on the ECE website: When public artist Barbara Grygutis created the Garden of Constants sculptures adjacent to Dreese Labs at The Ohio State University, she was exploring how colors and numbers change perspectives, revealing new meaning over time. This is precisely why faculty, staff and students of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program held a vigil on the evening …