Research News

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.

Students Flood Theater for DiCaprio's Climate Change Documentary

10/31/16 – The film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. Read more.

Sustainability in Action

10/25/16 – On Saturday, October 22nd, 30 student volunteers joined EHS and FOD staff to clean and maintain the rain gardens behind Jennings Hall. Read more.

​2016 AASHE Sustainable Campus Index Announced

10/25/16 – The 2016 SCI ranked Ohio State 24th overall in sustainability accomplishments and featured Ohio State for its focus on sustainability in the curriculum through the Discovery Theme programs. Read more.

Earth Scientist Recognized for Oil System Safety Research

10/24/16 – Ann Cook, assistant professor of earth sciences, has been honored by the National Academies. Read more.

​Three new startups planned, based on Ohio State research

10/24/16 – Three faculty-led teams from The Ohio State University have decided to create startup companies based on research they have developed at the university. Read more.

​USDOT awards $6 million grant to Smart Mobility Corridor

10/24/16 – The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will provide funding for Dedicated Short Range Communications along the corridor for connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle testing and research. Read more.

​Ohio State center will help regional manufacturing companies grow.

10/21/16 – The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) will receive up to $8.6 million in federal, state and industry funding over the next five years to lead a program facilitating growth of small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies in the 15-county central Ohio region. Read more.