Exploratory Materials Research Grant Showcase

Presented by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), an NSF MRSEC, the Center for Exploration of Novel COMplex Materials (ENCOMM), and Institute for Materials Research (IMR):

Exploratory Materials Research Grant Showcase
Five Exploratory Materials Research Grants (EMRGs) were awarded in March of 2021 after a pause to the 2020 OSU Materials Research Seed Grants Program (MRSGP), due to the pandemic. We invite you to join this special showcase of current EMRGs, to:

  • Learn how these projects/groups are enabling nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding
  • See examples of what the MRSGP looks for in EMRG project proposals


  • Wednesday, September 29 (in-person) | Sasha Landsman, Dept. of Physics
    Title: “Driving electrons with high intensity ultrashort laser pulses”
  • Wednesday, October 6 (in-person) | Jinghua Li, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
    Title: “Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics Enabled Biosensing for Advanced Healthcare”
  • Wednesday, October 13 (in-person) | Alok Sutradhar, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     Title: “Multiphysics Topology Optimization of Electromagnetic Structures”
  • Wednesday, October 20 (in-person) | Shiyu Zhang, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Title: “Sustainable Organic Electrode Materials”
  • Wednesday, October 27 (virtual) | Xiaoxue Wang, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Title: “A Synergistic Approach to Soft Materials, Advanced Electronics and AI”

Event Contact: encomm@osu.edu
Event Webpage: https://encomm.osu.edu/seminar-archive

Campus Recruiting Relevant to CEM Students

The following campus recruiting events have been curated for CEM affiliates seeking STEM careers. Information is subject to change; please confirm  with original source.


TEC 2016 Ohio State Business Plan Competition

The 2016 Ohio State Business Plan Competition is now underway in the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at OSU. The competition aims to develop of technologies, provide students with educational workshops, and offer substantial resources for winning student teams to launch their ventures. The deadline is January 13 and applications should be submitted online at: http://ohiostatebpc2016.startupcompete.co/

For more information on the OSU Business Plan Competition, visit their website: http://fisher.osu.edu/centers/tec/ohio-state-business-plan-competition

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

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