Research News

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.

​Urban Sustainability and Resilience

01/08/16 – Bhavik Bakshi, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is a partner in two awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish Sustainability Research Networks, one led by the University of Minnesota and the other led by Arizona State University. Read more.

Three miles high: Using drones to study high-altitude glaciers

01/07/16 – Oliver Wigmore, doctoral student in geography, has designed aerial drones to collect data and create 3-D maps of glacier changes and water resources in the Cordillera Blanca mountain of Peru. Read more.

Interdisciplinary Study’s Surprise Find: Microbes Make Methane

01/07/16 – An NSF-funded interdisciplinary team discovered that some gas produced by hydraulic fracturing is due to microbes making methane adding to output. Read more.

​Journey to Antarctica: Measuring the ice sheet temps

01/04/16 – In a collaboration between Ohio State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, new technology could soon measure the Antarctic ice sheet temperatures from space for the first time. Read more.

​Number of severe algal blooms in Lake Erie to double, forecast says

12/17/15 – By the latter half of this century, toxic algal blooms like the one that cut off drinking water to the city of Toledo in 2014 will no longer be the exception, but the norm, a study suggests. While researchers have long suspected that climate change will lead to stronger and more frequent blooms, a new fusion of climate models and watershed models has proven those suspicions right: For Lake Erie, at least, the number of severe blooms will likely double over the next 100 years. Read more.

Whitacre one of two new Fellows of National Academy of Inventors

12/16/15 – Caroline Whitacre, vice president for research at The Ohio State University, was this week awarded the rank of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Read more.

​Engineering Students Improve Outreach Project

12/15/15 – This year electrical and computer engineering students who are K-12 Engineering Outreach volunteers created a new wireless energy transfer project, adding to its roster of basic tech gadgets children and teens can build and become inspired by in the classroom. Read more.

Some gas produced by hydraulic fracturing comes from surprise source

12/14/15 – Some of the natural gas harvested by hydraulic fracturing operations may be of biological origin—made by microorganisms inadvertently injected into shale by oil and gas companies during the hydraulic fracturing process, a new study has found. Read more.

OSUCCC – James earns LEED Gold Certification

12/14/15 – The new home of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has been recognized for its sustainable site development, water savings and energy efficiency. Read more.

​Students, Universities Catalyze Climate Change Action

11/30/15 – As the Paris Climate Change Summit begins today, Ohio State students are voicing their opinions on the United States’responsibility for change. Universities are considered the catalysts of change, so what a university does pertaining to climate change will trickle out to the surrounding communities, says Samuel Reed, a third-year student in environmental science. Read more.

Ohio State Announces Sustainability Goals

11/20/15 – The Ohio State University has announced the development of a set of Sustainability Goals to lead the university into the future. During 2015, the university developed strategic sustainability goals to support Ohio State's core focus areas. Read more.

Buckeye Fans: ‘Stadium Scarlet’ Compost Has Ohio State Roots and Will Grow Them

11/20/15 – Fans of Ohio State’s football team can show their pride with compost. A farm in Delaware, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of the university’s Columbus campus, makes and sells compost called Stadium Scarlet. Read more.

Ohio State Students to Participate in White House Climate Event

11/19/15 – The Ohio State University is participating in the American Campuses Act on Climate Day-of-Action with an event at 2:30 p.m. today (Nov. 19) in the Interfaith Prayer Room at the Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street. The American Campuses Day-of-Action, involving 150 colleges and universities, was planned by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to discuss the issues surrounding climate change, in advance of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Read more.