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 …

Battelle Endowment funds six science/technology projects

The Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment annual grant competition supports projects that examine the complex relationship between science and technology on society and cultural issues. A record number of 37 proposals were submitted for the 2018 competition, of which six projects were selected for funding.  Monitoring Social and Economic Impacts of Green Infrastructure: Blueprint Columbus Jeremy Brooks, …

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 …

Dehua Pei, Yizhou Dong and Laura McLaughlin named 2017 Innovators of the Year

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important to create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity among Ohio State researchers, three university-wide awards were presented on March 6, 2018, to Ohio State’s most successful entrepreneurs. Innovator of the Year: Dehua Pei The …

Watch the State of Research address live on March 6 at 8:30 a.m.

Randy Moses, interim senior vice president for research, will present research highlights from 2017 and set the stage for aligning the Office of Research with the university’s strategic plan to position Ohio State as a global leader in research, creative expression and innovation. At the conclusion of the address, awards will be presented to Ohio State’s Innovator of the Year, …

Garfinkel joins ORC as assistant vice president for research compliance

Dr. Susan Garfinkel joined the Office of Research Compliance as assistant vice president for research compliance in December 2017. Dr. Garfinkel will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading programs and policies to ensure the university is compliant with federal, state and private sponsor requirements as well as university policies to support and promote ethical research practices. Read more.

Impact of a federal government shutdown on research

MESSAGE FROM RANDY MOSES, INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH Congress ended the three-day federal government shutdown on Monday, January 22, 2018,  by passing a stopgap bill that keeps federal funds flowing through February 8. However, there remains the possibility that we could face another shutdown. We do not expect that another brief shutdown will have a major impact on …