Abraham Badu-Tawiah named 2021 Early Career Innovator of the Year

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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 innovator awards are presented as part of the Research and Innovation Showcase hosted by the Office of Research and Corporate Engagement Office. Join us in congratulating the 2021 Early Career Innovator of the Year.


Abraham Badu-Tawiah, PhD

Watch a video explaining Dr. Badu-Tawiah’s work and discovery.

Abraham Badu-Tawiah is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research is focused on the development of new mass spectrometry techniques for disease detection, and the studies of novel ion chemistry in charged micro-droplets. Badu-Tawiah is a recipient of Sloan Fellowship Award, NIH MIRA for New Investigators Award, ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Award, Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry, American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award and Department of Energy Early Career Award.

Badu-Tawiah obtained his PhD in chemistry from Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.


The Early Career Innovator of the Year award recognizes early career researchers Ohio State researchers who are actively working to promote commercialization of university intellectual property, through invention disclosures filed, patents applied for and/or received, technologies licensed or spin-off companies formed.