Research News

Study: New Factor Could Limit Life of Hybrid, Electric Car Batteries

12/17/12 – As the batteries age, lithium builds up in the “current collector,” a sheet of copper that facilitates electron transfer between the electrodes and the car’s electrical system. Read more.

Ohio State Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million for Clean Coal Research

10/29/12 – Researchers at The Ohio State University will use a $1.6 million state grant to verify their findings that coal byproducts can be used to reclaim abandoned mining sites. Read more.

New Course on Sustainable Energy and Society Offered Spring 2013

10/22/12 – Learn more about how energy is created and used in today’s society in “Sustainable Energy and Society,” ECE 2194.01. Read more.

University Team Uses Campus as Test Bed to Seek Ecological Synergies

10/12/12 – Ohio State is investing in a scientific study to improve the efficiency and sustainability of campus operations by working in harmony with the surrounding ecosystems. Read more.

Lightening the Load for Manufacturers: Ohio State Student Design Project May Lead to Lighter, More Energy Efficient Cars

10/02/12 – Shipping pallets, those slatted platforms that fill warehouses, are intended to move heavy loads, not people Read more.

Ohio State to Power Campus with Wind Energy from Ohio Wind Farm

10/01/12 – The Ohio State University has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 50 megawatts (MW) of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. Read more.

Ohio State Joins Multistate Venture in Agriculture Outreach, Research

09/27/12 – Faculty from Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University have begun a new collaboration to strengthen research and Extension outreach in food safety as well as bioenergy and bioproducts. Read more.

Creative Engines: Auto, Advertising Executives Discuss Business, Branding

09/27/12 – The Wexner Center will host “Creative Engines: A Conversation with Sergio Marchionne & John C Jay” at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Creative Engines will feature Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC and CEO of Fiat S.p.A., and John C Jay, global creative director for advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, together in conversation for the first time. Read more.

Environmental Education Fund Offers Scholarships to Ohio Students

09/18/12 – Scholarship funding is available for spring semester to upperclass students in environmental science, environmental engineering and related fields through the Ohio Environmental Education Fund in Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

October Marks Ohio State’s Celebration of Research Month

09/18/12 – October is Ohio State’s Celebration of Research month, an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of research at the university. Read more.

“High Energy” TV Spot Highlights Ohio State Energy Research

09/06/12 – At Ohio State, "fuel efficiency" isn't just a trendy phrase. Read more.

New Network Joins Students Supporting Energy, Sustainability Issues

09/04/12 – The Office of Energy and Environment has established the Sustainable University Network, or SUN for short, to connect students interested in energy, the environment and/or sustainability. Read more.

Ohio State Agricultural Expert Favors Ethanol Waiver to Avert Global Crisis

08/31/12 – With the United States facing its worst drought in more than 50 years, the work of Ohio State University professor Rattan Lal is gaining extra attention. Read more.

White House Environmental Quality Official at Ohio State 8/29

08/27/12 – Gary S. Guzy, Deputy Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will lead a roundtable discussion and answer students’ questions on the opportunities and challenges stemming from advances in fuels, the auto industry recovery, and fuel efficiency standards. Read more.

State Development Office Offers Funding for Clean Coal Research and Development

08/26/12 – The Ohio Department of Development's Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on the clean use of Ohio coals. Read more.

Ohio State Bike Launch Party Set for Monday Aug. 27

08/23/12 – Bike OSU will host its 2012 Launch Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday (8/27) at the Ohio Union West Plaza. Read more.

Ecologist: Algae Genetically Engineered for Biofuel Pose Potential Risks That Should Be Studied

08/21/12 – Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to independent studies of any environmental risks that could be linked to cultivating algae for this purpose, two prominent researchers say. Read more.

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.