Research News

Olentangy River Restoration Begins

08/14/12 – The city of Columbus project to restore the Olentangy River began this week with preparations to remove small sections of the Fifth Avenue dam. Read more.

2013 Ohio State Clean Energy Student Challenge

08/13/12 – The Office of Energy and Environment is partnering with the Fisher College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office to create a new business plan competition track for students interested in developing clean energy technology. Read more.

GM Partners with Ohio State Professors to Improve Fuel Economy

08/07/12 – The U.S. Department of Energy has provided funding for two Ohio State professors to help General Motors Corp. improve the manufacturing of automotive components. Read more.

GM partners with Ohio State Professors to Improve Fuel Economy

08/07/12 – Jerald Brevick and Glenn Daehn will work with General Motors and Meridian Lightweight Technologies to further develop the high-pressure casting process for manufacturing automotive structural parts, with the initial focus on car doors. Read more.

Touchstone Algae Research Project Could Reduce Carbon Emissions, Make Biofuel

07/31/12 – At first glance, the work being done at the algae research farm in Wayne County might seem a bit confusing. Read more.

Ohio State Offers New Sustainability Major

07/30/12 – The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. Read more.

GPS Network Allows Measurement of Greenland Short-term Ice Melt, Changes

07/30/12 – Researchers have found a way to use GPS to measure short-term changes in the rate of ice loss on Greenland -- and reveal a surprising link between the ice and the atmosphere above it. Read more.

Ohio State Buckeye Electric Motorcycle Sets Speed Record

07/16/12 – The Buckeye Electric Motorcycle Race Team has set a speed record for electric motorcycles, clocking in at 144.352 mph. Read more.

Ohio State’s 400th Commencement Diverts 82.6% of Materials from the Landfill

07/13/12 – Ohio State’s Spring 2012 commencement ceremony achieved an 82.6% diversion rate, the highest diversion ever achieved at Ohio Stadium. Read more.

Ohio State Researchers One Step Closer to New Kind of Thermoelectric “Heat Engine”

07/11/12 – Researchers who are studying a new magnetic effect that converts heat to electricity have discovered how to amplify it a thousand times over - a first step in making the technology more practical. Read more.

Temperature Rising; A Climate Scientist Battles Time and Mortality

07/06/12 – One day in 1991, high in the thin, crystalline air of the Peruvian Andes, Lonnie G. Thompson saw that the world’s largest tropical ice cap was starting to melt. Read more.

Engineering Professor Honored for Sustainability Work

06/27/12 – The American Institute of Chemical Engineers presented Bhavik Bakshi with the Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award for his innovative research in sustainability. Read more.

Ohio State Awarded $5.7m ARPA-E Grant for Sorghum, Guayule Research

06/19/12 – Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more.

OSU, Toledo Win Clean-Coal Technology Cash

06/07/12 – Normal steel is no good to build a boiler capable of operating at 1,400 degrees so Ohio State Professor Ji-Cheng Zhao will get a chance to try an alloy he co-invented, thanks to a federal grant awarded to Ohio State University yesterday. Read more.

Ohio State’s 400th Commencement to be Zero Waste Event

06/07/12 – Ohio State's Spring 2012 graduation ceremony, with the largest number of graduates in its history, will also be distinctive by attempting the university's first Zero Waste Commencement. Read more.

Ohio State to Host Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference, Aug. 3-5

06/01/12 – The Ohio State Office of Energy and Environment is co-sponsoring the “Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference,” an international gathering on how basic principles of behavior change can help in the fight to preserve our environment, to be held August 3-5, 2012 at the Ohio Union on the Columbus campus. Read more.

University Offers New Major in Sustainability

05/31/12 – The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has introduced a new undergraduate major in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS). Read more.

Ohio State EcoCAR 2 Team Takes Second Place in Competition’s First Year

05/29/12 – The Ohio State University EcoCAR 2 team placed second out of 15 collegiate teams competing in Year One of a three-year challenge to re-engineer a GM-donated 2013 Chevy Malibu. Read more.

Ohio State University Adds Director of Student Services for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Issues

05/24/12 – Ohio State's Office of Energy and Environment has hired Paul Laurent as the new Director of Student Services and Programs, a new position created to enhance connections between university sustainability efforts and our student population. Read more.

Statistical Analysis Projects Future Temperatures in North America

05/24/12 – For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America. Read more.