Ohio State’s research and creative expression community is committed to defining and addressing the world’s most pressing challenges through the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. The following are Office of Research centers, institutes and units that bring together faculty, students and staff to address focused topics whose breadth cannot be confined to research in a single college.
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Center for Emergent Materials
The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) is part of a network of Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers funded by the National Science Foundation. Multidisciplinary teams perform integrated research on emergent materials and phenomena in magneto electronics to create new paradigms in computing and information storage.
Gene Therapy Institute
The Gene Therapy Institute is an interdisciplinary community bringing together world-class faculty with diverse expertise in the area of gene therapy research. Through collaboration the institute enables the successful translation of basic science discoveries into new therapies that are accessible to affected populations around the globe.
Global Water Institute
The Global Water Institute (GWI) at Ohio State is a collaboration engine that delivers sustainable systems solutions for complex water issues. It serves to link the creative abilities of the university community and external partners to provide practical and innovative solutions to problems of water.
Infectious Diseases Institute
Translational Data Analytics Institute
The Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI) is advancing Ohio toward becoming a global hub for the development, application and study of translational data analytics solution. TDAI is enabling collaboration and innovation in translational analytics and contributing nationally and internationally to the maturation of translational data analytics as a field.
Chronic Brain Injury
Building on Ohio State’s strengths in research on spinal cord injury, aging, and neuroinflammation, the Chronic Brain Injury program is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians working to improve the lives of traumatic brain injury survivors. By focusing on the chronic effects of injury including neurobehavioral complications and neurodegenerative pathologies, researchers are creating opportunities for innovation at the intersections of neuroscience, engineering, fine arts, and patient care.
Foods for Health
Many costly and preventable chronic conditions – heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes – are affected by diet. Inadequate nutrition is also a major cause of developmental delays and death worldwide. By building on collaborations among faculty that span a breadth of expertise and by joining key partners in the public and private sectors, Foods for Health is working to create a healthier future for individuals and communities around the world.