Research and Innovation Showcase

Advancing A Culture of Research Excellence

On April 24, 2019, over 150 attendees gathered in celebration of research and creative inquiry. We honored our most innovative researchers, recognized key milestones reached in commercialization and engaged in meaningful conversations after inspiring spotlight talks.

Watch the videos below to be inspired all over again, see what others are saying and help us to continue to advance a culture of research excellence across Ohio State and beyond.

Research and Creative Inquiry
Spotlight Talks


Dancing with the Unexpected

Harmony Bench, PhD


Dare Mighty Things

B. Scott Gaudi, PhD


Leading by Learning

Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD


Confronting Global
Challenges Through Local

Forrest Schoessow, Graduate Student


Diversity: Making
Life Better

Matthew Sullivan, PhD


Science Access: Making
Space For All

Anna Voelker, (‘18 BS in Science Communication and Accessibility)

Innovators of the Year

Katrina Cornish

Innovator of the Year

Tim Raderstorf

Early Career Innovator of the Year

Forrest Schoessow

Next Generation Innovator of the Year

Wesley Thio

Next Generation Innovator of the Year

Sankar Renu, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Food Animal Health Research Program, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Karen Dannemiller, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, College of Engineering

Katelyn Swindle-Reilly, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

C. Emre Koksal, PhD, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Susan Mallery, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology, College of Dentistry

Yi Zhao, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering