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

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, director of the Center for Emergent Materials: an NSF MRSEC.

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Roland Kawakami named American Physical Society Fellow

October 20, 2015

The CEM congratulates Professor Picture for kawakami.15Roland Kawakami (IRG-2)  for his Fellow nomination in the American Physical Society. Kawakami was nominated by the Topical Group on Magnetism (GMAG), “For pioneering advances in understanding the magnetic properties of graphene, including mechanisms of spin lifetime and spin transport, and the role of adatoms in magnetic moment formation.”


CEM at Columbus City Schools’ Innis Elementary for Annual “Science Day”

December 10, 2015

This wDSC08854eek the CEM mobilized a total of 45 volunteers to go to Innis Elementary school in Columbus, Ohio,  including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. About 450 students benefited from the program, with such demos as Energy Bike, Crystalline Snowflakes, Chemistry Show, Helicopters and Autorotation, How Does My Computer Work, and many others.

The program PI is CEM professor Nandini Trivedi (IRG-1), with staff support by Michelle McCombs and Erin Rinehart, and onsite coordination by Innis Elementary Teacher Theresa Barber.DSC08787 - crop