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

CEM Kicks Off 2015 Science Sunday Lecture Series, Hosts Dr. Jeff Childress (HGST)

Science Sundays, a free lecture series open to the public, provides a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in science that touch our everyday lives. Speakers are experts in their fields from on campus and around the world with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background.

CEM kicked off this year’s program by hosting Dr. Jeff Childress, Research Director at HGST (a Western Digital company in San Jose, California). His talk, “Science and technology of data storage,” was widely attended at the Ohio Union and well-received. Childress articulated the needs and mechanics of data storage throughout our information age with hands-on hard drives, meaningful analogies and visual aids, history, humor, and science. The Science Sundays schedule is available at http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/research/science-sundays