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Research at the Russ College

The Russ College is home to world-class research in avionics engineering, and we strategically target the transportation infrastructure, energy and the environment, and bioengineering fields. We know that valuable learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. At the Russ College, we provide a breadth of research opportunities for students at every level.

World-Class Research

The Russ College is home to world-class research in avionics engineering, and we strategically target the transportation infrastructure, energy and the environment, and bioengineering fields. In fiscal year 2012, the college reported approximately $14.6 million in research and sponsored programs, under which our researchers develop technologies ranging from electrochemical engineering processes that enable the production of hydrogen for fuel cells from wastewater, to aviation navigation systems that the FAA depends on to make our National Airspace safe, to targeted drug delivery, to onsite remediation of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These projects, and many more than we can list, give our students the opportunity to start creating for good.

Three researchers, one female and two males, look over plans in an airport hangar

Valuable Learning Opportunities

While educating the next generation of engineers and technologists is a crucial part of our core mission, we know that valuable learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. At the Russ College, we provide a breadth of research opportunities for students at every level. Plus, we encourage them to think outside the lab and come up with their own research ideas. Some have even developed successful companies during their academic careers, thanks to OHIO’s Innovation Center.

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  • Congressmen Visit Russ Research Center

    U.S. Representatives Steve Stivers (OH-15th) and Mike Turner (OH-10th) visited the Ohio University Russ Research Center (RRC) in Beavercreek, OH on September 11 as part of a continued push by the Russ College of Engineering and Technology to engage federal legislators in the college’s research and education plans.
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  • Russ College celebrates staff and faculty at annual awards ceremony

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  • Mechanical engineering students to investigate plastics upcycling via new course

    Mechanical engineering students will have a new hands-on opportunity next academic year to explore plastics upcycling, thanks to an Ohio University Undergraduate Experiential Learning Stewardship Grant awarded to Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Andrew Weems.
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