Centers and Institutes
We provide support and oversight for a number of multidisciplinary research centers and institutes across the university.
Academic centers are supported primarily by the Office of Research or jointly in collaboration with participating colleges.
The Center of Microbiome Science empowers microbiome science for the design and prediction of microbial communities in animal, plant, human, environmental, and engineered systems.
The Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust brings together Ohio State’s cyber strengths across a number of fields and disciplines, to provide the research, academic and operational foundation to address cybersecurity and digital trust issues and their impacts on society.
The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) is the gateway to Ohio State’s materials-allied research enterprise. Signature research areas include photovoltaics, magnetoelectronics, biomaterials and biosensors, computation materials and polymers.
The Institute for Optical Science is a community of multidisciplinary researchers studying the fundamental properties of light and harnessing these properties in practical applications for significant benefit to society.