Research News

Engineering teams awarded more than $5 million in funding

02/16/17 – New funding will boost Ohio State research on efficient turbomachinery, electric propulsion and intelligent aviation electric power. Read more.

The Dirty Work of Climate Change

02/14/17 – People aren’t often concerned about soil when thinking about climate change. However, the ground you walk on every day plays a valuable role, because it stores and releases carbon. Read more.

The Ohio State University named Big Ten Diversion Rate Champion

02/14/17 – For the fifth year in a row, The Ohio State University topped the Big Ten Conference in the annual GameDay Recycling Challenge by diverting more waste than any other Big Ten university. Read more.

​Ohio State prepares to launch RecycleMania

02/14/17 – Ohio State is looking to enhance its sustainability success with the kickoff of RecycleMania. Read more.

​Comprehensive Energy Management Project update

02/13/17 – Ohio State is formally seeking bids on a potential energy partnership that could provide substantial support for sustainability and our academic mission. Read more.

How Biobased Industry Can Take the Next Step: March 16 Workshop

02/13/17 – Biobased fuels and products — those made from crops and waste from farms — are the focus of an upcoming workshop. Advanced Biobased Systems: Growing an Industry is March 16 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Read more.

Award recognizes importance of food security article

02/06/17 – An article on food security by Dr. Rattan Lal (InFACT and SRE Discovery Themes) has won the Elsevier Atlas Award, given each month for research that could significantly impact people's lives around the world. Read more.

​Toward a green and circular economy in India

02/06/17 – The Sustainable and Resilient Economy program will bring together experts from business, government and academia to examine waste-management challenges limiting India’s economic growth. Read more.

Research on driverless vehicles shifting gears

02/06/17 – The state of Ohio and Ohio State have committed $45 million to support the university's research in automated-vehicle testing and research Read more.

Drobny Elected to Board of International Sustainability Organization

02/06/17 – Fisher lecturer Neil Drobny has been elected to the board of directors of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), which was formed about 10 years ago to provide a centralized resource for establishing sustainability as a professional endeavor. Read more.

​Alpine glacier accelerating due to atmospheric warming

02/03/17 – Ice cores drilled atop Mt. Ortles in northern Italy in 2011 by an international team of glaciologists led by Paolo Gabrielli of Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center indicate that the flow of the highest glacier of South Tyrol is now accelerating. Read more.

Ohio Representative David Leland Attends Student Energy/Environment Film Series

02/02/17 – The Spring Semester Student Film Series screened its second film on Tuesday, Jan. 31, with a showing of "Before the Flood," a film about climate change and its impact globally. Read more.

Ohio State and city celebrate Smart Columbus victory

02/02/17 – Leadership for The Ohio State University and the city of Columbus celebrated a national championship-type victory Friday in a challenge for the future of transportation. Read more.

Ohio State Specialist Eyes Produce Safety from Greenhouse to Table

01/31/17 – Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent. Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables are the safest possible. Read more.

Third round of seed grant funding offered

01/26/17 – The Subsurface Energy Resource Center invites Ohio State faculty and research staff to apply for a third round of seed grant funding. Read more.

Mendlovic Named Student Innovator of the Year

01/25/17 – Jacob Mendlovic, a recent College of Engineering graduate, is the primary inventor of a patent pending, microscale platinum wire probe that uses electrochemical properties to create images of subsurface ground biomass and fuel Read more.

Discovery Could Lead to Jet Engines That Run Hotter—and Cleaner

01/20/17 – Scientists find a new way to remove defects from heat-resistant alloys. Read more.

AEP-Ohio Officials Visit Ohio State, Discuss Energy Research

01/17/17 – The Ohio State University hosted AEP-Ohio President Julie Sloat to campus on Thursday, Jan. 12, to exchange information on important energy research currently underway and discuss collaborative opportunities such as the Smart Columbus program. Read more.

Ohio State Experts to Speak at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

01/13/17 – Ten experts from The Ohio State University will be among the 100-plus presenters at this year’s annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. Read more.

Ohio State chosen to lead U.S. transportation solutions over next three decades

01/13/17 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that The Ohio State University has been named one of 18 institutions across the country to lead research on transportation challenges outlined in the Department of Transportation’s Beyond Traffic 2045 report. Read more.