Research News

Ohio State Experts Address Energy Infrastructure Challenges

05/24/18 – Researchers and community leaders examined community resiliency in the face of climate change at a university forum. Read more.

AEP Ohio funds research on protecting power grids from cyberattacks

05/24/18 – ​In March, the U.S. government revealed concerns about foreign cyberattacks into the operating systems of domestic electric power infrastructure and noted that the efforts to disrupt the grid date back to 2013. Read more.

Four-peat! Ohio State wins national EcoCAR 3 competition

05/23/18 – The student team was named best in the U.S. in the contest to redesign a Chevy Camaro to further reduce its environmental impact while maintaining the car's performance and safety. Read more.

Conference at Ohio State addresses challenges from changing climate

05/22/18 – University experts join community planners as health impacts and sustainable energy sources top concerns for the future. Read more.

Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal

05/17/18 – Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. Read more.

Ohio State’s first satellite prepares for launch

05/17/18 – The shoebox-sized CubeRRT contains advanced sensors for observing Earth’s environment from space. Read more.

Ohio State Energy Partners Launches Website

05/09/18 – Ohio State Energy Partners has launched, an informational resource for the Ohio State community to learn more about the partnership that operates the systems that heat, cool and distribute power to the university’s Columbus campus. Read more.

Farm Bill Expected to Meet Resistance

05/03/18 – The first comprehensive proposal for a new federal farm bill calls for changes to payments to farmers when commodity prices dip or when they adopt environmentally friendly measures on their farms. Read more.

Ohio State Expands Learning Communities to Address Sustainability

05/02/18 – Learning communities at Ohio State allow new students to foster a sense of belonging as soon as the academic year begins, and now two highlight sustainability issues. Read more.

Ringel Named 2018 Distinguished University Professor

05/02/18 – Steven Ringel, electrical and computer engineering's Neal A. Smith Professor and associate vice president for research, also is executive director of the Institute for Materials Research. Read more.

Elmore, Gray Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

05/02/18 – University honors two assistant professors with sustainability expertise for their superior teaching. Read more.

What the 'Quiet Crisis' of Soil Loss Does to Crop Yields, Greenhouse Gases

05/01/18 – A team led by Ohio State soil scientist Rattan Lal found that topsoil erosion, in addition to reducing crop productivity, causes the release of greenhouse gases. Read more.

University Honors Earth Sciences Professor with Distinguished Scholar Award

05/01/18 – Recipient William Berry Lyons is an internationally renowned researcher and scholar in environmental geochemistry. His research focuses on how climate change influences global environmental cycles, ecosystems and geobiology, specifically in polar regions of the world. Read more.

​Marion Campus Prairie Project Seeds Lessons of Biodiversity

04/26/18 – Each year, students and staff work hard to maintain the Larry R. Yoder Prairie Learning Laboratory, a decades-long restoration project located on The Ohio State University at Marion campus. Read more.

Coal Production Byproducts Aid Rare Earth Element Recovery

04/26/18 – Ohio State University researchers continue to find ways to sustainably reclaim abandoned coal mine lands, this time recovering rare earth elements considered to be critical components in the production of renewable energy hardware, electric vehicles, health care and military equipment, and consumer electronic products. Read more.

Sustainability Projects Garner University Engagement Recognition Awards

04/26/18 – Faculty, staff and students developing local and global projects to aid farmers, youth and families will receive awards at the May 5 ceremony. Read more.

CFAES Research Conference Is Friday, Will Focus on Water Quality

04/25/18 – The 2018 Annual Research Conference of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will dive into water, including Lake Erie and agriculture’s role in protecting it. Read more.

Joseph Fiksel, SRE executive director, retires

04/25/18 – Joseph Fiksel, executive director and co-lead of the Sustainable and Resilient Economy program, retired from Ohio State on March 29. Read more.

​Advanced Energy Vehicle showcase and competition

04/23/18 – First-year engineering students will showcase Advanced Energy Vehicles, a design-and-build project challenging them to create a cost-effective, energy-efficient autonomous electric vehicle transportation system. Read more.

Helping Ohio's Manufacturers Grow

04/18/18 – Manufacturing companies in central and southeastern Ohio can now take advantage of a new partnership offering engineering know-how from The Ohio State University. Read more.