Research News

Ohio State Experts to Speak at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

01/13/17 – Ten experts from The Ohio State University will be among the 100-plus presenters at this year’s annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. Read more.

Ohio State chosen to lead U.S. transportation solutions over next three decades

01/13/17 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that The Ohio State University has been named one of 18 institutions across the country to lead research on transportation challenges outlined in the Department of Transportation’s Beyond Traffic 2045 report. Read more.

Sioshansi studying distribution of electric car power system

01/13/17 – Ramteen Sioshansi, associate professor of integrated systems engineering at The Ohio State University, is studying the efficiency and optimal locations of electric vehicle charging stations. Read more.

Ohio State Environmental Film Series Starts Jan. 24

01/06/17 – The Ohio State University’s 2017 Environmental Film Series kicks off Jan. 24 with a look at legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of the classic A Sand County Almanac. Read more.

Ohio State Joins National Institute in Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

01/05/17 – The Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed critical in keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive. Read more.

2016-2017 Energy, Environment and Sustainability Student Funding Announced

01/03/17 – The Office of Energy and Environment and Student Life are pleased to announce the recipients of energy, environment and sustainability funding for the 2016-2017 academic year. Read more.

Nikola Labs Nabs Top Prize at "Plug and Play"

12/28/16 – Wireless power innovator, Nikola Labs won best pitch at Plug and Plays’ Winter Summit, held this past week at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California. Read more.

Plotting a path to innovation

12/28/16 – A trio of Ohio State second-year students recently imagined and built an innovative, interactive feature in the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) new Materials Innovation space, a central component of the Materials & Manufacturing for Sustainability discovery theme. Read more.

One step closer to reality: devices that convert heat into electricity

12/27/16 – In Nature Communications, engineers from The Ohio State University describe how they used magnetism on a composite of nickel and platinum to amplify the voltage output 10 times or more—not in a thin film, as they had done previously, but in a thicker piece of material that more closely resembles components for future electronic devices. Read more.

Ohio State MBA Students Test Sustainable Business Model in Tanzania

12/13/16 – May, Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business Global Applied Projects Program sent six of its Master of Business Administration students to rural Tanzania to investigate a proposed franchise business model that would help Ohio State’s Global Water Institute (GWI) improve clean water access there. Read more.

Progress Continues on Ohio State Sustainability Goals

12/09/16 – In November 2015, Ohio State announced university-wide sustainability goals to guide the university as it develops durable solutions to the challenges of sustainability and in evolving a culture of sustainability. As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our sustainability goals, students, faculty and staff – as well as the Central Ohio community – are seeing the payoff. Read more.

West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

12/01/16 – Researchers trace the origin of a 2015 iceberg to a crack that formed deep beneath the ice. Read more.

New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

11/29/16 – For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil. Read more.

The Other Football Competition: Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium

11/18/16 – While the teams battle it out on the field during the Ohio State/Michigan football game, Ohio State fans will be working toward another championship in the stands: Zero Waste Champions. Read more.

Panel responds to 40 percent local and sustainable challenge for campus food system

11/16/16 – A panel commissioned by Ohio State administration in May and comprised of diverse members of the campus community has proposed eight action steps and a timeline to complete them. Read more.

Ohio State Professor's Team Advances in XPRIZE Competition

11/15/16 – Ohio State Assistant Professor Jeff Bielicki's team TerraCOH has moved ahead to Round 2 of the XPRIZE Competition, where the team is researching geothermal technology. Read more.

Department of Energy Funding to Accelerate Vehicle Efficiency, Optimization Research

11/08/16 – The Ohio State University received $5 million in federal funding to optimize fuel efficiency in a project with industry partners Delphi, Tula Technology and TRC Inc. Read more.

Ohio State Launches First Sustainability Experiential Learning Project

11/03/16 – The Sustainability Innovation Virtual Lab (SIVL) at The Ohio State University has launched its first project. Read more.

​A science first: measuring glaciers from the sky

11/02/16 – Two researchers from The Ohio State University recently returned from a journey measuring the internal temperatures of the Greenland ice sheet. Read more.

Engineers let the sunshine in

11/01/16 – A research team at The Ohio State University is working to bring readily available solar cells closer to the gold standard of efficiency. Read more.