OSU Wins NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Award, Establishes the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM)

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Ohio State’s first NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), has been officially awarded effective September 1, 2008!

This award is a major achievement for Ohio State’s materials community since the presence of a MRSEC on campus places OSU in a select group of universities generally acknowledged across the U.S. as the leading institutions in materials research and education.  The process that led to this crowning achievement comes after many years of tireless effort from many of you who are reading this note and is a true testament to our strengths in multi-disciplinary research focused on interdisciplinary issues.

As part of its mission as a university research institute tasked with developing externally-funded and nationally-recognized research centers, IMR is very proud to have helped enable and coordinate this fantastic team of researchers and educators led by the MRSEC Director and Principal Investigator Professor Nitin Padture of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.

Full details of the $17M award ($10.8M from NSF and $6.2M from OSU in cost share).  An information sheet on the MRSEC CEM is available here.