IMR welcomes new research scientist Joe McGlone

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) welcomes Joe McGlone as its new research scientist at Nanotech West Laboratory on The Ohio State University’s West Campus. In the position, he will carry out and enable collaborative research and training in semiconductor research and education, with a focus on wide bandgap semiconductors.   McGlone, who earned his doctoral degree in electrical and …

Ohio State awarded $3.8M grant from U.S. Department of Energy to improve electric vehicle batteries

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Photo: Ohio State News — Front row (l to r): Jose Lorie Lopez (postdoc), Anne Co, Jung Hyun, Jay Sayre. Back row: Marcello, Qingmin Xu (IMR Research Scientist), Navni Verma (IMR Research Engineer), Kari Roth (IMR Innovation Manager). Funding will support the development of more affordable and efficient electric vehicle batteries in America The Department of Energy recently announced that …

IMR welcomes new research associate Navni Verma

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) welcomes Navni Verma as its new research associate at Nanotech West Laboratory on The Ohio State University’s West Campus. In the position, she will conduct externally sponsored research, developing computational modeling capabilities that support design and manufacturing processes of energy storage systems.   Verma, who earned her doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio …

Equipment donated from Nanobio Systems arrives at Nanotech West Lab

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  As The Ohio State University’s main hub for cutting-edge materials research, Nanotech West Laboratory services not only industry researchers, but students, staff and faculty. It is an extensively equipped and fully staffed space where researchers can access laboratories and equipment, as well as take advantage of in-house training, process and project support.   The expansive shared user facility, which …

Honda gift expands Nanotech West Lab’s energy R&D capabilites

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A recently installed glovebox procured with a gift from Honda Development & Manufacturing of America LLC has expanded the electrochemical energy storage and conversion research capabilities in the Energy Innovation Lab (EIL) at Nanotech West Laboratory, on Ohio State’s West Campus.   The EIL spaces on West Campus serve as IMR’s core energy multi-user facility and R&D center that are …

IMR announces upcoming Distinguished Lecture Series: Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design – How do we excite today’s students?

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Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design – How do we excite today’s students? Mark E. Law Distinguished Professor, University of Florida Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. E100 Scott Laboratory 201 W. 19th Ave. Columbus, Ohio Abstract Today’s students have access to tools students 40 years ago could only dream of. They approach learning in different ways as well, …

Ohio State leads new Department of Defense research program for next-generation semiconductor devices

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The Ohio State University will lead a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research team developing next-generation semiconductor devices for wireless communication and radar applications.   The team is planned to be awarded $7.5 million in funding over five years for its role in the newly established Department of Army Ultra-wide Bandgap RF Electronics Center. The Army Research Office (ARO), a directorate of the …

INNOVATE-O-thon with Procter & Gamble

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  Undergraduate students at The Ohio State University were recently faced with a deceptively complicated challenge at the Institute for Materials Research’s (IMR) INNOVATE-O-thon event: improve the functionality of a package of baby wipes.   The challenge was set by representatives of Procter & Gamble, which produce Pampers disposable towelettes, during a weekend event at the IMR Innovation Lab at …

Ohio State chosen as research home for Starlab’s George Washington Carver Science Park Terrestrial Laboratory

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Research will help preserve Ohio’s water quality, improve crop efficiency and enhance animal health   The Ohio State University will serve as the lead partner for the first-ever science park devoted to space research. Voyager Space announced today it has selected a proposal from the university, the State of Ohio, JobsOhio, and One Columbus (“Team Ohio”) to host the terrestrial analog of the George Washington …