Gouma research group developing breathalyzer to detect COVID-19

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A research group led by professor Perena Gouma at The Ohio State University is developing an inexpensive breathalyzer device to detect COVID-19 in a single breath.   The hand-held breath monitor will sample an exhaled breath for two key biomarkers of the infection. The tool is expected to not only enable early detection of COVID-19, but offer insight to the …

New maskless aligner system boosts Nanotech West lithography capabilities

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  Nanotech West Laboratory has substantially expanded its lithography capabilities with the recent installation of an advanced maskless aligner system.   The state-of-the-art maskless technology of the recently acquired MLA150, from Heidelberg Instruments, allows researchers to leave traditional photomasks at the cleanroom door. The photolithography system is ideal for rapid prototyping due to its ease of use, high-speed performance and …

Andreas Fiedler honored among newest cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars

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A postdoctoral researcher in the Electron Device Laboratory is among the most recent cohort of young researchers welcomed into The Ohio State University’s President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program.   Andreas Fiedler, a postdoc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), was honored in February by President Michael V. Drake, who helped launch the program.   The program supports young, highly qualified researchers …

Renee Zhao receives NSF CAREER Award

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Renee Zhao, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a five-year, $546,511 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research in the mechanics of soft intelligent materials. According to the NSF website, the CAREER award is most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, …

KIND Lab postdoc among honored President’s Postdoctoral Scholars

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A postdoctoral researcher in the Krishna Infrared Detector (KIND) Laboratory is among the most recent cohort of young researchers welcomed into The Ohio State University’s President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program.   Nicole Pfiester, a postdoc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), was honored in February by President Michael V. Drake, who helped launch the program.   The program supports young, highly …

Knowlton School to host Fulfilled Symposium Feb. 21-22

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The Fulfilled Exhibition on Feb. 10 kicked off its two-week run ahead of a symposium that will consider the role of architecture in a culture shaped by the excessive manufacture and assuagement of desire.   The Fulfilled Symposium is slated for Feb. 21 through 22 in the Gui Auditorium, KN 250, at Knowlton Hall at The Ohio State University. The …

IMR-supported research team develops materials system that transforms shape, grabs objects

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A research team from The Ohio State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a material system that can transform into different shapes through the application of magnetic fields.   The new material, called magnetic shape memory polymers, has the potential to enable a wide range of applications, from biomedical devices to soft robotics. The novel magnetic shape …

Buckeye All-American turns to research to protect against hard hits

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The Institute for Materials Research connects NFL vet with the College of Engineering to study impact protection solutions   Shawn Springs has spent his career focused on impact.   Springs was an All-American and twice earned All-Big Ten honors playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After that, he held his ground as cornerback for three teams, made the Pro Bowl, …

INNOVATE-O-thon participant Jen Schlegel’s efforts to improve accessibility featured in the Washington Post

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Jen Schlegel, a graduating senior in biomedical engineering, was featured in a Washington Post article shining a light on efforts to improve the accessibility of autonomous vehicles.   Schlegel took part in INNOVATE-O-thon with DriveOhio, an innovation event organized by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR). There, students were challenged to help shape DriveOhio’s technology strategy by imagining a future …

Ohio State, IIT Bombay focus on wide bandgap materials and devices at Indo-US Science and Technology Forum in Mumbai

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  The Ohio State University recently collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) to organize an international workshop promoting collaboration and interaction between scientists and engineers from the United States and India.   The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum on “Frontiers of Excellence in Wide & Ultrawide Bandgap Semiconductors and Electronic Systems” brought together hundreds of scientists …