Research News

Stadium on Way to ‘Zero Waste’

12/02/11 – Ohio Stadium diverted 75.3 percent of its waste from landfills this season, clearing Ohio State University’s goal of 75 percent in the first season of its “zero waste” initiative. Read more.

OARDC's Yebo Li receives University Innovator Award

12/02/11 – Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, has received Ohio State's 2011 Early Career Innovator of the Year Award for his work on the development and commercialization of bio-based energy and industrial products. Read more.

Ohio State Makes Strides with 2nd Solar Decathlon House

12/02/11 – A solar house is designed to showcase a lifestyle – how to live comfortably in a nice house that produces as much energy as it uses. Read more.

Ohio State’s Solar-Powered enCORE House Featured in Architect Magazine

11/29/11 – Ohio State’s student-designed and -built solar powered entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon international competition, enCORE House, is featured in the November issue of Architect magazine, the publication of the American Institute of Architecture. Read more.

OSU Geothermal Project Moving Ahead

11/08/11 – The five Ohio State University high-rises that will be receiving geothermal heating and cooling systems are scheduled to reopen on time, despite a snag in the South Campus well drilling that prompted the university to negotiate for a new subcontractor. Read more.

Ohio State Researchers Awarded DOE Funding for Carbon Capture Development

10/28/11 – The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding for Ohio State research aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal–fired power plants. Read more.

NASA Technologies Highlighted at Automotive Industry Workshop

10/21/11 – Industry executives from across the nation have been invited to NASA's Glenn Research Center on Oct. 27 for a workshop that will include more than 30 exhibits demonstrating the latest NASA technologies that could benefit the automotive industry. Read more.

Green Buckeyes—Officially

10/20/11 – New certification program helps offices let everyone know they’re doing their part for the environment. Read more.

Solar Decathlon Buckeyes Finish in Fifth Place

10/01/11 – Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon team finished fifth in the U.S. Department of Energy’s competition that challenges college teams to design, build and operate the best solar-powered house. Read more.

Ohio State Works Toward a “Zero Waste” Season at Ohio Stadium

09/30/11 – This season, Ohio State is asking fans to add green to their scarlet and gray in order to turn Ohio Stadium into a zero-waste zone. Read more.

Ohio State Establishes Subsurface Energy Center

09/22/11 – In response to the growing need for an educational and research sources for issues related to Ohio's developing shale energy industry, The Ohio State University announced the creation of the Ohio State Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC). Read more.

Ohio State Nuclear Engineering Faculty Awarded $1.5 Million in Nuclear Energy University Programs Funding

08/16/11 – The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded two faculty in the Ohio State Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP) faculty three grants worth a combined $1.5 million to fund their research through the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) initiative. Read more.

Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning Receive Grant for Sustainable Design Project

08/04/11 – Faculty members from LARCH and CRP, in partnership with the Greater Linden Development Corporation, received a $54,000 grant from Ohio State’s Outreach and Engagement Program for “Sustainable Futures for Linden Village: A Model for Increasing the Social Capital and the Quality of Life in an Urban Neighborhood.” Read more.

OSU Gets Grant to Study Turbines for Clean Energy

08/01/11 – Ohio State University last week learned it would receive federal dollars to research advanced turbine equipment aimed at helping in the development of clean-energy technology. Read more.

For Two College Leaders, 1,000-Mile Workplaces

08/01/11 – Ronald M. Sega sets up house in two states—Ohio and Colorado—to do his job as vice president, helping Ohio State U. and Colorado State U. improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases, and secure more money for environmental research. Read more.

Ohio State Named 2011 SWACO Emerald Award Winner

08/01/11 – On May 17, 2011, The Ohio State University received the “Chairman of the Board” Emerald Award from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio as part of their annual Emerald Awards Luncheon honoring the best and most innovative local ideas in waste recycling among local businesses, institutions, communities, individuals or students. Read more.

Center for Automotive Research, Stoneridge Partner on Third Frontier Research Grant

07/25/11 – The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research is a partner on a newly announced Ohio Third Frontier grant to develop a high-tech sensor to monitor engine exhaust for compliance with emission standards. Read more.