Center for Emergent Materials: an NSF MRSEC

The Center for Emergent Materials engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve. The CEM, established in 2008, is located at The Ohio State University and funded by a National Science Foundation MRSEC award.

$17.9 Million NSF Grant Renewal Funds Center for Emergent Materials’ Broad Impact Science

December 8, 2014

It has just been announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for Ohio State’s Center for Emergent Materials (CEM): an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

The six-year, $17.9 million grant funds Ohio State’s adventurous, long-term studies of forward-looking new materials that are on the very edge of the possible.

“This is not about short-term funding that has clearly-defined achievable goals. Rather, the focus is on adventurous, foundational research that enables far-reaching technologies. Great science is the heart of this funding,” said P. Christopher Hammel, Ohio Eminent Scholar, physics professor and director of the Center for Emergent Materials, NSF MRSEC.

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Trivedi Receives 2015 Simons Fellowship

March 17, 2015

CEM Faculty_ Trivedi Nandini Trivedi, co-lead for IRG-1 and professor of theoretical physics, was recently awarded a 2015 Simons Fellowship for Theoretical Physics from the Simons Foundation. The Simons Fellows Programs in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research sabbatical. Such sabbaticals enable collaboration with scientists from other institutions and help make research goals a reality.



IRG-Spin Work on ‘Phonon-induced diamagnetic force and lattice thermal conductivity’ Featured by OSU, NSF

March 25, 2015

final submissionJos Heremans with co-authors Roberto Myers and Wolfgang Windl have been featured by Ohio State and the National Science Foundation via Science 360 for their groundbreaking work in IRG-Spin on phonon-induced diamagnetic force and its effect on the lattice thermal conductivity. The landmark study, published in this week’s Nature Materials, proves that magnets can control heat and sound.

Read more about it through Nature MaterialsScience 360, or Ohio State.