Inaugural cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars selected

Ohio State has named 11 scholars as the inaugural cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars. The recipients were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of 103 national and international applicants. Their research ranges from a mathematical examination of complex biological patterns, to the cumulative nature of depressive syndromes, to the history of fiction reading in the United States, to the …

Deploying drones to monitor highway traffic

DriveOhio, the state’s new center for smart mobility, is investing $5.9 million for a three-year project to study the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to monitor traffic and roadway conditions from the air along the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor. Led by The Ohio State University College of Engineering, the research will include both air and ground vehicles …

Improving children’s kindergarten readiness

A new $3.4 million five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to researchers at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) will examine impacts of specific kindergarten-transition practices on children’s academic and social-behavioral development during preschool, their adjustment to kindergarten and their trajectories from preschool to the end of first grade. Over 1,000 children will be followed …

Rikihisa wins prestigious international veterinary award

Yasuko Rikihisa, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, won the coveted International Prize in Canine Health.  The international award is part of one of the largest and most distinguished veterinary awards in the world, the International Canine Health Awards. The awards recognize and reward innovative researchers, veterinary scientists and students who are significantly impacting the health and wealth-being of …

Defense funding enables procurement of essential R&D tools

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced awards to 175 university researchers at 91 institutions in 36 states, totaling $53 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP augments research capabilities at universities conducting cutting edge research for DoD, through the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. David McComb, professor of materials science and engineering, and director of The Ohio …

U.S. Army funded research aims to save wounded soldiers’ lives

To date, there are no effective treatments for addressing massive blood loss on the battlefield other than blood transfusion, which is logistically not feasible during field casualty care. Andre Palmer, professor and chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has secured a $2.4 million U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command grant to develop a resuscitation therapy to treat life-threatening …

Ringel named Distinguished University Professor

Steven Ringel, Neal A. Smith Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, associate vice president in the Office of Research and executive director of the Institute for Materials Research, was named a 2018 Distinguished University Professor. The Office of Academic Affairs awards the permanent, honorific title of Distinguished University Professor on a competitive basis to full professors who have truly exceptional records …

Engineering physics student named Goldwater Scholar

Kyle DeBry, an Ohio State engineering honors student, has been named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate researchers in science, math and engineering. He plans to conduct research in the the field of quantum information science, particularly in the area of quantum computing. Since the award’s inception in 1986, Ohio State has produced 56 Goldwater …

More than 140 researchers honored at faculty recognition program

President Michael Drake and  Interim Senior Vice President for Research Randy Moses hosted a Faculty Recognition Program on April 3, 2018, honoring Ohio State faculty members who received national or international awards during the period 2017-2018. Faculty members whose achievements reached outside or across academic disciplines were also recognized. Among the honorees were winners of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty …

Six named 2018 Distinguished Scholars

The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research, as well as younger faculty members who have demonstrated great scholarly potential. The 2018 honorees are: Jane Hathaway, professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences William Berry Lyons, professor, School of Earth Sciences, College of Arts …