Research News

Buckeye Students Bring Light to Haiti School with Solar Project

05/06/16 – Twelve Ohio State students and two advisers spent nine days in Fauge, Haiti, this spring to continue the installation of a 2.6 Kw solar electric system at a grade school. Read more.

Student Team Examines Wind Turbine Efficiency

05/05/16 – Vertical axis wind turbines are favored for their small size for use in urban environments. But their downfall is efficiency. Students study whether that could be improved. Read more.

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05/04/16 – Getting more nutritious meals on the tables of low-income Americans could depend on the hours the stores in their neighborhoods keep. Stores likely to sell fresh produce aren’t open as long in areas with more socioeconomic struggles, and that problem is more pronounced in neighborhoods where many African Americans live, new research from The Ohio State University has found. Read more.

​Ohio State Scores Big in RecycleMania Competition

05/04/16 – During Spring Semester, Ohio State participated in RecycleMania, a national competition that involves universities competing in several categories to increase recycling and promote its awareness. During this eight-week competition, Ohio State provided recycling information and awareness on campus through marketing and outreach, as well as programs directed toward students, staff and faculty. Read more.

Ohio State Recognized by EPA as 2015-2016 Top Green Power User in Big Ten Conference

05/03/16 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ohio State as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Big Ten Conference. Read more.

‘We’re Downright Obsessive’ About Energy Efficiency. Hear How You Can Be, Too

04/25/16 – Green is good. Renewable rocks. But don’t forget energy efficiency, says the organizer of an upcoming event at The Ohio State University. Read more.

Ohio State to Host Workshop for Businesses on Measuring Sustainability

04/18/16 – Faculty in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University would like to help your organization learn to better implement, measure and evaluate sustainability efforts at a workshop on May 19 at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Read more.

​Ohio State and SARTA Unveil Fuel Cell Bus, Embracing Sustainability, Research

04/18/16 – Ohio State and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) will unveil a new hydrogen fuel cell-powered, zero emission bus at the Ohio Statehouse on April 19 at 11:00 a.m. The new hydrogen fuel cell bus will be used to collect data for use by researchers at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and will operate on the university’s Columbus campus for one year thanks to a partnership with SARTA. Read more.

Making your lab Green Buckeye Certified for Earth Week

04/15/16 – ​Students, faculty and staff have a significant influence on sustainable practices at Ohio State. As part of Earth Week April 18-22, the university is encouraging laboratories on campus to become Green Buckeye Certified. Read more.

​Travel Opportunities Provide New Insight for Students

04/13/16 – Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment offers financial assistance to Ohio State students to attend or participate in conferences or seminars related to energy, the environment or sustainability, as well as to conduct research in sustainability issues. Read more.

Seeds of Service Event Brings Improvements to Olentangy River

04/12/16 – Students volunteered for a cleanup and planting event Sunday to improve the Olentangy River and to contribute toward meeting the university sustainability goal of doubling the campus tree canopy. Read more.

Faculty Receive University Innovators Award for Energy Research

04/11/16 – The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering announced research associate professor Chi-Chih Chen and associate professor C. Emre Koksal won the 2016 Innovators Award for their Smart RF Energy Harvesting Concept for Mobile Devices. The technology ultimately led to the creation of the Nikola Labs Harvest cell phone case, which wirelessly recharges cell phones using its own lost energy. Read more.

IMR and M&MS Strengthen OSU-India Programs

04/11/16 – During the first week of March, the Institute for Materials Research Executive Director and Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Faculty Lead Steve Ringel and College of Engineering Dean David Williams visited India to meet with university and government officials, private industry, and alumni in Mumbai and New Delhi. Read more.

Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Themes Program Announces Seed Grant Winners

04/08/16 – ​Ohio State’s Sustainable and Resilient Economy program, one of the university’s Discovery Themes focus areas, is pleased to announce the recipients of SRE’s first round of Seed Grant Awards, designed to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration among Ohio State faculty, staff, students and external partners. Read more.

​New Global Water Institute established at Ohio State

04/08/16 – The Ohio State University has renewed its commitment to sustainability with the creation of the Global Water Institute, a new innovation cell dedicated to sustainable systems solutions to complex water issues. Read more.

Green Fair to Host Renewable Energy Workshop

04/06/16 – Fred Michel, a Wooster-based biosystems engineer with The Ohio State University, has solar panels gleaming on his home and his car. Read more.

​Butalia honored with 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity

04/06/16 – Tarunjit Singh Butalia, associate professor of research in the department of civil, environmental and geodetic engineering, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Luminosa Award for Unity, an honor presented annually since 1998 by the Focolare Movement Mariapolis Luminosa of North America. Read more.

New Faculty Join the Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program

04/06/16 – ​The Sustainable & Resilient Economy program is providing shared support for 15 new positions across a wide range of colleges and departments. Six faculty members were recently hired and they will arrive on campus in Autumn 2016. Read more.

Ohio State Adds Expertise to National Manufacturing Initiative

04/04/16 – With its extensive research expertise in wearable textile sensors and communication devices for health monitoring, medical imaging and energy harvesting, Ohio State University will play a key role in a new Department of Defense $75 million national research institute. Read more.

More Than 10,000 Ohio Farmers Have Received Water Quality Training

04/01/16 – In a little over a year, Ohio State University Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on best practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yield, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state. And more training opportunities are scheduled to reach even more farmers. Read more.