Katrina Cornish receives BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Lifetime Achievement Award

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Katrina Cornish, an Ohio Research Scholar and Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), recently received the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Lifetime Achievement Award for scientific excellence and impact in the field.   The prestigious award recognizes science and engineering leaders who have made “outstanding contributions that have advanced the scientific field and/or …

2019 OSU Materials Week: connecting and celebrating Ohio State’s materials community

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) dedicates one week each May to celebrate all the innovative research and accomplishments of the materials community at The Ohio State University.   And this year, there was no shortage of achievements deserving recognition.   More than 350 researchers from academia, industry and government labs came together at 2019 OSU Materials Week, making the multi-day conference …

Trustees approve $3M for design of the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

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    The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved on Friday $3 million for design of a building that will help anchor an envisioned innovation district in the university’s west campus.   The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be a hub where Ohio State faculty members, students, alumni, ENGIE researchers, local entrepreneurs and industry experts work together on …

IMR welcomes new faculty members at Innovation Lab event

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  The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) welcomed some of the newest faculty members to join The Ohio State University community through the Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability (M&MS) focus area of the Discovery Themes Initiative.   New faculty members briefly presented their research goals on Sept. 20 at this year’s annual M&MS Faculty Fall Social, held at IMR’s Innovation …

Girl Scouts join Ohio State engineers for sustainable energy event

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  Some members of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland recently explored the science behind sustainable energy with engineering staff and students at The Ohio State University.   Girl Scouts attending “Scoping Out Solar Energy” at Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research (IMR) Nanotech West Lab and Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) took part in discussions and hands-on …

2018 OSU Materials Week Review

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) welcomed one of its largest gatherings of professors, researchers and visitors to The Ohio State University for its 10th-annual OSU Materials Week.   Each spring, students and researchers from within and outside academia around the world share their work at the IMR event. The goal is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and celebrate developments in …

Renowned UT Dallas professor discusses high-k gate dielectrics at IMR Distinguished Lecturer Series

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  Robert M. Wallace of the University of Texas at Dallas brought decades of experience in the fields of physics and materials science to students and faculty at The Ohio State University on March 27 during IMR’s annual Distinguished Lecturer Series.   Wallace is a renowned professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair in the School …

Student collaboration connects with Discovery Themes at INNOVATE-O-thon

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  The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) cast a wide net to land the diverse collection of students and faculty taking aim during the most recent INNOVATE-O-thon at improving energy efficiency at the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.   Faculty members hired through different focus areas of the Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative joined nearly 50 students from …

Sustainability and student engagement intersect at INNOVATE-O-thon

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  The Ohio State University’s energy partner ENGIE challenged students to help achieve one goal: improve energy efficiency through positive behavioral changes on campus.   The students accepted.   During the latest INNOVATE-O-thon event, nearly 50 undergraduate students from varying disciplines came together, from Feb. 9 to 11 at the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) Innovation Lab on Kinnear Road, …