Research News

Research on driverless vehicles shifting gears

02/06/17 – The state of Ohio and Ohio State have committed $45 million to support the university's research in automated-vehicle testing and research Read more.

Drobny Elected to Board of International Sustainability Organization

02/06/17 – Fisher lecturer Neil Drobny has been elected to the board of directors of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), which was formed about 10 years ago to provide a centralized resource for establishing sustainability as a professional endeavor. Read more.

​Alpine glacier accelerating due to atmospheric warming

02/03/17 – Ice cores drilled atop Mt. Ortles in northern Italy in 2011 by an international team of glaciologists led by Paolo Gabrielli of Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center indicate that the flow of the highest glacier of South Tyrol is now accelerating. Read more.

Ohio Representative David Leland Attends Student Energy/Environment Film Series

02/02/17 – The Spring Semester Student Film Series screened its second film on Tuesday, Jan. 31, with a showing of "Before the Flood," a film about climate change and its impact globally. Read more.

Ohio State and city celebrate Smart Columbus victory

02/02/17 – Leadership for The Ohio State University and the city of Columbus celebrated a national championship-type victory Friday in a challenge for the future of transportation. Read more.

Ohio State Specialist Eyes Produce Safety from Greenhouse to Table

01/31/17 – Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent. Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables are the safest possible. Read more.

Third round of seed grant funding offered

01/26/17 – The Subsurface Energy Resource Center invites Ohio State faculty and research staff to apply for a third round of seed grant funding. Read more.

Mendlovic Named Student Innovator of the Year

01/25/17 – Jacob Mendlovic, a recent College of Engineering graduate, is the primary inventor of a patent pending, microscale platinum wire probe that uses electrochemical properties to create images of subsurface ground biomass and fuel Read more.

Discovery Could Lead to Jet Engines That Run Hotter—and Cleaner

01/20/17 – Scientists find a new way to remove defects from heat-resistant alloys. Read more.

AEP-Ohio Officials Visit Ohio State, Discuss Energy Research

01/17/17 – The Ohio State University hosted AEP-Ohio President Julie Sloat to campus on Thursday, Jan. 12, to exchange information on important energy research currently underway and discuss collaborative opportunities such as the Smart Columbus program. Read more.

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.