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Research and Innovation Showcase 2020

In an effort to keep our communities safe and in following university coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols, the Research and Innovation Showcase 2020, originally scheduled for April 8, was canceled. However uncertain or unusual the last several months have been, one thing remains – our innovative spirit. New ideas and creativity to solve the world’s most pressing problems continue to launch and evolve in these unprecedented times.

Though physically distanced, the Office of Research and Corporate Engagement Office moved forward to celebrate the research and innovation of our Buckeye community. In July, we shared some of the most dynamic features of the showcase virtually through our Spotlight Speaker series. In October, we recognized our innovator finalists and awarded the 2020 Next Generation Innovator, Early Career Innovator and Innovator of the Year.

David Staley

David Staley

Associate Professor,
Department of History

Selin Malkoc

Selin Malkoc

Associate Professor,
Department of Marketing and Logistics

Daniel Spakowicz

Daniel Spakowicz

Research Assistant Professor,
Department of Medical Oncology

Callia Tellez

Callia Tellez

Undergraduate,
Environmental Policy and Decision-Making

Innovator of the Year

Alper Yilmaz

 

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Watch a video of the surprise announcement for Dr. Yilmaz’s award.

Early Career Innovator of the Year

Arnab Nandi

 

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Watch a video of the surprise announcement for Dr. Nandi’s award.

Next Generation Innovator of the Year

Devin Swiner

 

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Watch a video of the surprise announcement for Devin’s award.

Innovator Finalists

Innovator of the Year

Pravin T. P. Kaumaya, PhD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Daniel Gauthier, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Early Career Innovator of the Year

Abraham Badu-Tawiah, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of neurological surgery

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Next Generation Innovator of the Year

Pengfei Jiang, Graduate student, Department of Chemical Engineering

Andrej Simeunovic, MS, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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