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.


Upcoming CEM Workshops

June 4-8, 2017
Workshop on Spins, Valleys, and Topological States in 2D and Layered Materials
The aim of the workshop is to bring togeth2dspin-zcun47er a leading group of researchers, in addition to students, postdocs and other participants, to discuss 2D platforms for spin, vaey, and topological physics and their potential applications. With the continued evolution of graphene spintronics, combined with the recent advances in spin/valley-polarized excitations in transition metal dichalocogenides, and novel concepts related to the theory and synthesis of emerging new materials, there is a critical mass of researchers with complementary interests. In addition, monolayer magnetism and robust 2D topological states are important challenges moving forward.   At this workshop, participants will bring expertise from a variety of disciplines and discuss the latest advances in this growing field.

May 23-25, 2017
Physics of Emergent Materials (POEM)
The CEM Internal Advisory Council, a grassroots committee of CEM students and postdoctoral researchers, created this workshop to inform the Center’s direction and improve the educational and research experiences of CEM students. POEM will be composed of tutorials by faculty, student talks, poster sessions, and will provide extensive opportunities for interaction between CEM students (on and offsite), and students at NMHU (New Mexico Highlands University), as well as CEM faculty. The workshop also  provides a platform to CEM faculty for exchange of innovative ideas to further the research direction of CEM. This internal workshop is closed to the public


CEM Research Advances Thermoelectrics as Waste Heat Recovery Technology

December 19, 2016

Sometimes instead of generating waste, heat can be utilized to generate power and increase energy efficiency. Newly published research by CEM Profs. McComb and Heremans explain how in this week’s Nature Communications Read more here.