Advancing A Culture of Research Excellence
On April 15, 2021, we gathered virtually for an annual celebration of the impacts of research and creative inquiry at The Ohio State University and beyond. Co-hosted by the Office of Research and Corporate Engagement Office, the Research and Innovation Showcase provided an opportunity to hear directly from senior leadership about research and innovation achievements as well as plans for the enterprise moving forward. Researchers shared inspiring spotlight talks, and the event culminated in the awarding of Ohio State’s Innovators of the Year.
Watch the Research and Creative Inquiry Spotlight Speakers
2021 Innovators of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Peixuan Guo, PhD
Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair
College of Pharmacy
Early Career Innovator of the Year
Abraham Badu-Tawiah, PhD
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Innovator of the Year Finalists
Early Career Innovator of the Year Finalists
Next Generation Innovator of the Year Finalists
Commercialization Milestone Recognition
At Ohio State, the act of discovery is at the core of our academic mission. In the classroom, lab, clinic or field, our faculty, staff and students pursue knowledge so that they may disseminate their discoveries to solve real-world problems and create new opportunities. We are proud to stand with these Ohio State researchers who have reached key commercialization milestones in patents awarded, technology licensed or startups founded.
Congratulations to the 75 Ohio State researchers that were awarded patents in 2020, representing work from eight colleges across campus. We recognize your work in creating novel solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems.
W.S. Winston Ho
K. Craig Kent
C. Emre Koksal
Kwang Joo Kwak
Congratulations to the 40 Ohio State researchers whose technologies were licensed in 2020. We are pleased to see your work in the marketplace, where it can have an impact on society.
Charles Tony Buffington
W.S. Winston Ho
Congratulations to the 23 Ohio State researchers that had startup companies formed based on their technologies during 2020. We recognize your entrepreneurial spirit.