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Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.
Dr. Shiyong Wu was among several Ohio University researchers who received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19.
Dr. Daniel Phillips, portrait
Dr. Daniel Phillips leads a $3.7 million project to advance nuclear physics experiments.
Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans have received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study the effectiveness of a new professional development program for elementary schoolteachers.
Dr. Julie Owens and Dr. Steve Evans have received a $3.2 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to study

Explore Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

College of Arts & Sciences faculty and students ask a lot questions in their pursuit of new knowledge.

Ohio University is a research-intensive institution, and each year College of Arts & Sciences faculty and students produce dozens of books, hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, and hundreds of conference presentations.

Dr. Winfried Just discusses the ways in which mathematical models can predict the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.

Dr. Jana Houser recently provided new observational evidence for one of the two main theories of tornado formation: tornadoes can develop from the bottom up. The traditional explanation is that tornadoes form from the clouds down.

"The No. 1 thing about doing research—it’s fun," says Dr. Sarah Wyatt. "We do this because we’re curious. We want to know how something works. It’s a lot of hard work. But you have to keep reminding yourself: This is the information we’re looking for. And when you find it, you’re the first person to ever have seen it. You’re the first person to know this. That’s the coolest part."

 

“I accept the honor tonight and we celebrate it together, for all of the women, all of the gay people, all of the LGBT people who have worked so hard to produce important research here at OHIO,” said Dr. Susan Burgess, the first woman in the College of Arts & Sciences to be named a distinguished professor. “And for everyone who has worked to make OHIO a more welcoming and inclusive place over the years.”

Recent A&S Research News:

Govorov Proposes Chiral Nanocrystals for Novel Uses

By Katelyn Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physics & Astronomy Distinguished Professor of Physics and NQPI Member Sasha Govorov and his group recently published a paper titled “Hot Electrons Generated in Chiral Plasmonic Nanocrystals as a Mechanism for Surface Photochemistry and Chiral Growth” […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Chemistry Researchers Return to Labs to Probe COVID-19

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Excerpted from Ohio University News Several Ohio University researchers have received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19. Three research labs in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in the College of Arts and Sciences are using other funding sources and the […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020

Phillips Leads $3.7 Million Project to Advance Nuclear Physics Experiments

Dr. Daniel Phillips, poetraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University physicist Dr. Daniel Phillips is leading a new $3.7 million, multi-institution effort to develop software that can create more accurate models of scientific phenomena — such as what happened in the microseconds after the Big Bang or how long a radioactive nucleus will live […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020

Harrington Co-Authors Two Articles on Antioxidant Proanthocyanidins

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter de B. Harrington, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, recently co-authored two publications on antioxidant proanthocyanidins in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, along with lead author Yifei Wang, a Research Assistant Professor working for him at the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Proanthocyanidins are polyphenols that are found in […]

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Posted on 05/15/2020

Rosen, Thankachan Research Technology for Teaching in India

Dr. Matthew Rosen, portraitand trees behind himDr. Matthew Rosen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University, together with Dr. Briju Thankachan, Director of Curriculum and Assessment Design and Improvement at OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Divya Chandrasenan, Assistant Professor of Education at University of Kerala, India, received an INTEL-funded Major Research grant from […]

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Posted on 05/11/2020

Lynch Using Infrared Technology to Study Bike Path Usage Patterns

User counter (gray box in the foreground) on the Ohio University Campus.Dr. Amy Lynch is using infrared technology to count pedestrians, cyclists, and the occasional electric scooter or skateboarder on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, a prominent feature of Ohio University as it winds along the Hocking River. Lynch, Assistant Professor of Geography, aims to better understand bike path usage patterns and […]

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Posted on 04/23/2020

American Astronomical Society Interviews Meisel about Article on X-ray Bursts

Dr.Zachary Meisel, portrait Dr. Zachary Meisel, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is featured in an American Astronomical Society inaugural video chat its a new AAS Journal Author Series. In the 24½-minute inaugural video, Meisel discusses his recent article “Spallation-Altered Accreted Compositions for X-Ray Bursts: Impact on Ignition Conditions […]

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Posted on 04/21/2020

Burnier, Zionkowski Among Four University Professors Awardees

Dr. Linda ZionkowskiFrom Ohio University News Two College of Arts & Sciences faculty are among four OHIO faculty who received the 2020–21 University Professor award. Since its founding in 1970, the University Professor program has recognized more than 260 Ohio University professors for their teaching excellence. Honored faculty get the opportunity to […]

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Posted on 04/20/2020

Science Daily Writes about Hla Research on 2D Supramolecules

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla at a Scanning Tunneling MicroscopeScience Daily featured work by Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and others in an article headlined “Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules.” Since the 2004 discovery of graphene, the world’s thinnest (one-atom-thick) and strongest (200 times stronger than steel) material, researchers have been working to further develop similar nanomaterials for industrial, pharmaceutical […]

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Posted on 04/19/2020

Schenk Article Examines Impacts of Climatic Variability on Northward Flowing Rivers

Xizhen "Jenny" Schenk, portraitDr. Xizhen “Jenny” Schenk authored an article in the journal River Research and Applications on “Impacts of climatic variability on northward flowing rivers in North America, using a paired basin approach.” Schenk is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Northward flowing rivers in continental mid- or […]

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Posted on 04/15/2020