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Facilities and Equipment

Two young researchers wearing lab coats using equipment


The Russ College operates state-of-the-art research and training facilities in several locations just off campus. Ten miles away at the Ohio University Airport, the Francis B. Fuller Aviation Training Center serves as the training ground for aviation students, and the Avionics Engineering Center in the McFarland Avionics Avionics Engineering Center Building at the airport is part of the only avionics facility of its kind in the U.S.

On the west side of Athens, the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology operates the largest laboratory in the world for simulating and testing multiphase flow regimes and complex corrosion environments. Nearby, the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment houses groundbreaking research in alternative fuels, waste remediation, and sustainable materials. Pioneering research into algae as fuel feedstock is the main focus of the Biofuels Research Lab in the Ridges buildings on south campus. In Lancaster, the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment researchers use the $2.5M Accelerated Pavement Load Facility and the National Asphalt Laboratory to test pavement materials and construction under controlled conditions.

The Russ Research Center in Dayton, Ohio, is a 60-acre high-tech research park where Ohio University provides professional training, and where leading defense, engineering, and technology firms perform research and development.

Two researchers using a Leica brand machine inside a soundproofed room


From our fleet of glass-panel instructional aircraft to our $1.67 million transmission electron microscope for investigating nanomaterials for alternative energy studies, the Russ College offers research equipment that is state-of-the-art. Each of our departments, laboratories, research centers and institutes maintains an array of means for investigating ways to create for good in each field. Whether you want to build more durable highways with the help of our 30-foot mobile Civil Infrastructure Lab or ensure environmental safety with oil pipeline corrosion prevention systems developed in our $5 million multi-phase flow rigs, we provide the tools you need to engineer a better future.