Research News

Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program Requests Seed Grant Proposals

03/17/16 – Faculty, staff, students and external partners can collaborate to apply for the Discovery Theme funding. Read more.

​Microgrid Resilience Researcher Wins Department of Defense Award

03/11/16 – Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Mahesh Illindala, who received the Young Investigator Program Award, explains that his research explores the creation of a self-organizing and self-restorative framework for making microgrid systems resilient to unexpected disruptions. Read more.

Power drain and the electric vehicle

03/07/16 – If the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to rise as expected, power grid losses and brown outs could become the new norm as drivers increasingly charge up for travel. New research from electrical engineers at The Ohio State University calls for an “urgent need” to expand public EV charging stations nationwide, while simultaneously prepping power grid infrastructure to handle the added stress. Read more.

Brian Snyder Joins Leadership Team at Ohio State's Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation

03/07/16 – Brian Snyder, executive director of one of the leading sustainable agriculture organizations in the nation, will join the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation at The Ohio State University on June 1. Read more.

Comprehensive Energy Management Project update

02/23/16 – Ohio State will be deepening its exploration of the Comprehensive Energy Management Project to determine whether and how it could help meet our sustainability goals. Read more.

Project Green Buckeyes Video Contest

02/19/16 – Do you have a passion for recycling and want to share it with fellow Buckeyes? The Office of Student Life’s Project Green Buckeyes is hosting a recycling video contest for Ohio State students and student organizations. Read more.

Energy Management Project Feedback Summary Available on Web

02/15/16 – The university is exploring a private partnership for comprehensive energy management, envisioning a lease with a private group that would provide benefits in four areas: conservation, supply, operations and affinity. Input and questions from the campus community are now available online. Read more.

Want to Add Solar Power on Your Farm? Go to This Workshop

02/12/16 – Farmers can save money with solar energy. So can other farm-related businesses. And grants and incentives exist that can help them get started. So say the organizers of a March 10 workshop at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, who plan to shed light on those topics. Read more.

Ohio State Study: Plankton communities key to carrying carbon to safe resting spot

02/11/16 – In a discovery that could play a role in slowing climate change, researchers are learning how the ocean plucks carbon from the atmosphere and shuttles it to the bottom of the sea. The new study establishes the important role of plankton networks in the process and opens up opportunities for caring for the ocean in ways that encourage it to absorb more carbon. Read more.

Battelle Expert Takes University Materials, Manufacturing Leadership Role

02/09/16 – Jay Sayre has been appointed to the newly created university positions of Assistant Vice President for Materials and Manufacturing Sustainability and Director of Innovation, Institute for Materials. At Battelle, Sayre was Director of Advanced Materials and Director of Internal Research and Development for Energy, Health and Environment. As the Director of Advanced Materials, he was responsible for the management of Battelle’s entire materials workforce in all disciplines related to advanced materials. Read more.

Honda and Ohio State partnership to strengthen focus on mobility innovation

02/03/16 – Honda and The Ohio State University today announced a new strategic direction for the partnership they have built during the last 28 years, with a sharpened focus on innovations in the mobility industry that will create new value for society. Read more.

Niezgoda receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

02/03/16 – Assistant Professor Stephen Niezgoda recently received a prestiguous Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his project titled "Computational Design Tools for Quantifying Uncertainty Due to Material Variability." Read more.

​Turning good vibrations into energy

02/02/16 – New tools for harvesting wind energy may soon look less like giant windmills and more like tiny leafless trees. A project at The Ohio State University is testing whether high-tech objects that look a bit like artificial trees can generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind—or by the sway of a tall building, traffic on a bridge or even seismic activity. Read more.

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, Ohio State Launch Internship Program

01/29/16 – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and The Ohio State University (OSU) announced today a co-located internship program designed to train college students for in-demand lightweight manufacturing technologies of today and tomorrow. Initially set to host 80 interns and conduct 30 co-located internships throughout 2016,the program brings together students, faculty and industry partners to develop the talent supply chain for manufacturers. Read more.

Campus Meetings Feb. 4: Comprehensive Energy Management Plan

01/22/16 – To strengthen our sustainability efforts, Ohio State is considering an innovative energy strategy that also could provide new resources for our academic mission. Your input is important to the process. On Thursday (2/4), the Office of Academic Affairs is hosting two meetings, which are open to faculty, staff and students. Read more.

Food Insecurity Drives Ohio State Student’s Engaged Scholarship

01/21/16 – Meera Nagarajan, a fourth-year nutrition science major and pre-med student, focuses on the issue of food insecurity in the Columbus area. Throughout her time at Ohio State, she has been extensively involved with community engagement, as well as educating students and non-students about the impact food insecurity has on our society. Read more.

​Ohio State named Big Ten diversion rate champion

01/20/16 – The Ohio State University was named 2015 diversion rate champion for the Big Ten Conference in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, highlighting the university’s strong commitment to sustainability. Read more.

Field to Faucet Making Strides in Improving Ohio's Water Quality

01/15/16 – In the year since CFAES launched its Field to Faucet program, significant strides have been made in improving Ohio’s water quality. Read more.

Sustaining Farming, People Despite Climate Change: Program Is Jan. 26

01/14/16 – January’s public program by the Environmental Professionals Network will look at humanity’s balancing act. Read more.

Professor receives funding for automotive powertrain research

01/13/16 – Assistant Professor Marcello Canova has earned the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research proposal titled, “A New Model Order Reduction Framework for Control Storage Systems for Electrified Vehicles.” Read more.