Ohio State Materials & Manufacturing Conference

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

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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.


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 include:



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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.

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. Register by 4/18/23.

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. Register by 4/18/23.

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 roth.570@osu.edu.


Any questions?

CONTACT: Jennifer Donovan, IMR Executive Assistant, at donovan.205@osu.edu.