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Research & Innovation News

Oct 17
Hla authors Nature article on graphene nanoribbons, well-suited semiconductors for electronics, optoelectronics Oct 17
Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a journal article about atomically precise semiconducting graphene nanoribbons—which could be better suited than graphene for applications ranging from electronic and optoelectronic devices and could be synthesized using basic chemical ingredients—in Nature Communications. Full Story...
Fossil discovery from Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore Oct 17
Fossil discovery from Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore Full Story...
1804 Fund grant to support Russ College nanotech research Oct 17
Nanotechnology researchers have received an Ohio University 1804 Fund grant that will support nanotechnology research. Made possible with a $49,371 grant, the Zetasizer measures both the size and surface charge of small particles by scattering light through them. Full Story...
Oct 16
Registration open for “How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant” workshop Dec. 13 Oct 16
Faculty, staff and graduate students must RSVP by Nov. 15. Full Story...
OHIO astrophysicist contributes to discovery of neutron star merger Oct 16
Ohio University astrophysicist Ryan Chornock is part of a large international team of scientists that reported a major new discovery about the cosmos today. Full Story...
Oct 13
Boom Without the Bust: 'Shale Innovation Project' Researches Sustainable Natural Gas Development Oct 13
A three-year interdisciplinary program supported by the Ohio University Research Division combines faculty, staff and student researchers from across Ohio University to address the complex economic, social, environmental and technical questions associated with shale development in Ohio, while also addressing impacts from the pending shale industry bust. Full Story...
Oct 12
Paul Patton to present “Harvest the Past, Feed the Future” at Oct. 18 Science Café Oct 12
Anthropology faculty member to discuss regional agriculture. Full Story...
Oct 11
Liberty Mobility Now’s growth, funding poised to receive boost via RISE OF THE REST competition Oct 11
Liberty Mobility Now, a startup company supported by the Ohio University Innovation Center and TechGROWTH Ohio, a program of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will soon compete for national recognition and added funding; it’s among eight companies that will compete next month for a $100,000 investment through the RISE OF THE REST pitch competition. Full Story...
Oct 6
Event to celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards Oct 6
Ohio University will spotlight awards on Oct. 26. Full Story...
Oct 4
Julie Suhr to discuss health impacts of sleep deprivation at Oct. 11 Science Café Oct 4
Psychology professor to speak at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Oct 2
“Becoming an Ally: Tutoring Multilingual Writers” to debut Oct. 11 Oct 2
Student programs develop new training film. Full Story...
Sep 24
Neuroscience Program Hosts Research Colloquium in October Sep 24
Neurons will fire across Lake Hope Lodge on Oct. 7 as Ohio University’s neuroscientists convene to discuss their research in the first annual “Neuroscience Research Day.” Full Story...
Sep 20
Colin Gabler to present “To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question” at Sept. 27 Café Conversation Sep 20
Event to be held in Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Sep 16
Doctoral physics students share interests in fundamentals of the Universe Sep 16
Doctoral students working with faculty members associated with INPP and the Physics & Astronomy Department shared their research and findings in an afternoon poster session. Full Story...
Sep 14
Five OHIO faculty members named 2017 Presidential Research Scholars Sep 14
Scholars recognized for excellence in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, and social and behavioral sciences. Full Story...
Registration now open for Startup Weekend Athens Oct. 13-15 Sep 14
Event teaches participants how to take business idea from concept to creation. Full Story...
Plant biology alumni, faculty, students honor Cohn at research symposium Sep 14
Ohio University Environmental & Plant Biology alumni, faculty and students gathered Sept. 9 to honor the late Dr. Norman S. Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, at the Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium. Full Story...
Sep 8
Professor Lisa Crockett to present “Secrets and Perils of the Southern Ocean” at Sept. 20 Science Café Sep 8
OHIO biologist kicks off fall semester series at Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...
Aug 29
Startup Stories Series to feature John Kopchick Sept. 7 Aug 29
Ohio University Innovation Center event features Distinguished Professor. Full Story...
Innovation Center offers free workshops, coaching for entrepreneurs Aug 29
IDEAtion Workshops, open coaching hours available this fall. Full Story...
Aug 24
Misako Hata named lab director of Ohio University Innovation Center Aug 24
New hire will oversee operations for and maintenance of the incubator’s biotechnology and 3D printing labs. Full Story...
Research Division announces fall 2017 funding, workshops and deadlines Aug 24
Internal awards support research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Aug 22
Air Travel Support Program features new offerings for faculty, staff Aug 22
Multiple night travel options are now available. Full Story...
Aug 16
Nominations open for 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Aug 16
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 award cycle is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Full Story...
Schedule announced for fall 2017 Science Café and Café Conversations series Aug 16
Series features discussions led by Ohio University faculty members about topical issues. Full Story...
Registration open for “How to Write a Competitive NSF GRFP Application” workshop Aug 16
Two information sessions will be offered for Ohio University students. Full Story...
Aug 8
Brune, alum co-author paper on probing star-like conditions at National Ignition Facility Aug 8
"Stars are giant thermonuclear plasma furnaces that slowly fuse the lighter elements in the universe into heavier elements, releasing energy, and generating the pressure required to prevent collapse. To understand stars, we must rely on nuclear reaction rate data obtained, up to now, under conditions very different from those of stellar cores," say researchers in a Nature Physics article. Full Story...
Jul 13
OHIO Innovation Center welcomes area entrepreneurs to open coaching hours Jul 13
Business incubator offers walk-in service. Full Story...
Jul 11
Two Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2017 cohort Jul 11
Two Ohio University research teams were selected for the third I-Corps@Ohio cohort and are currently in the midst of the seven-week program, as they work to validate the market potential of their proposed technologies and learn about launching startup companies. Full Story...
Jul 6
Groundbreaking ceremony held for OHIO-ODOT test pavement project in Vinton County Jul 6
Groundbreaking ceremony held for OHIO-ODOT test pavement project in Vinton County Full Story...
Jun 21
Ohio University civil engineer helping mitigate Amish buggy damage to state roadways Jun 21
The four million tourists who visit the heart of Ohio’s Amish community, Holmes County, each year will soon enjoy a smoother, safer ride thanks to an Ohio University civil engineering researcher. Full Story...
May 26
Eli Lilly drug discovery program offers new services to OHIO researchers May 26
Expanded resources now available. Full Story...
May 25
Flights available for OHIO research and creative activity travel May 25
Program open to faculty and staff applicants. Full Story...
May 23
‘Bobcat nanowagon’ is a first step toward creating a new academic field May 23
‘Bobcat nanowagon’ is a first step toward creating a new academic field Full Story...
May 17
OHIO Innovation Center reports rise in economic impact in 2016 May 17
New report analyzes jobs and income created directly, indirectly or induced by the incubator businesses. Full Story...
May 11
Want to help science and your university? Consider being a research participant May 11
Volunteering as a research participant is a way to help advance science while supporting the university. It also has benefits for the participant. An event May 16 will provide more information. Full Story...
May 8
Innovation Center welcomes two new anchor tenants May 8
Business incubator now home to the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and Extra Nerds. Full Story...
May 3
At a racetrack in Athens, the world's biggest tiny car takes a prize May 3
Just a few hours from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—and deep in NASCAR country—one of the world's tiniest, fastest racetracks was in Athens, Ohio, last weekend. Full Story...
Apr 21
Ohio University Research Committee awards $74,524 during spring 2017 funding cycle Apr 21
Ten faculty proposals received support from the program. Full Story...
Apr 19
OHIO postdocs to present research at April 26 symposium Apr 19
Event will feature talks and poster presentations by 13 postdoctoral scholars. Full Story...
Ray receives Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award Apr 19
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools recognizes psychology student’s research. Full Story...
Apr 17
Student Enhancement Awards provide $138,149 in funding to 26 students Apr 17
Students may request up to $6,000 per proposal for research, scholarship or creative work. Full Story...
Apr 14
Six faculty members receive Baker Fund support during spring 2017 cycle Apr 14
Program awards $67,163 for research and creative work. Full Story...
Apr 10
Innovation Center announces Virtual Client Membership for startup companies Apr 10
Ohio University’s business incubator offers new service. Full Story...
Apr 4
University to review six proposals for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding Apr 4
The program can award up to $4.4 million to new initiatives. Full Story...
Mar 29
Expo to spotlight OHIO student research and creative work April 6 Mar 29
On Thursday, April 6, more than 800 students will fill the Convocation Center with presentations and exhibits of their original research, scholarship and creative work. Full Story...
Mar 23
Ohio University scientists to study therapeutic properties of natural products, including cannabis Mar 23
Edison Biotechnology Institute launches five-year study. Full Story...
Mar 21
OHIO graduate students receive accolades at 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Mar 21
OHIO graduate students receive accolades at 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Full Story...
Mar 17
Graduate College announces 2017-18 Named Fellows Mar 17
Graduate College announces 2017-18 Named Fellows Full Story...
Mar 15
Journalist Andrew Alexander to discuss “President Trump and the Battle for a Free Press” at Café Conversation Mar 15
Event to be held March 22 in the Baker Center Front Room. Full Story...