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ENCOMM is an interdepartmental, intercollegiate and interdisciplinary center with the goal of nucleating and fostering collaborative teams in the area of materials research.

 
 

Affiliated Faculty

Bharat Bhushan
Winbigler/Ohio...
Nicanor Moldovan
Research Associate...

2014 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program RFP Annoucement

We are pleased to announce the 2014 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals is now available.  This internal seed grant program is open to The Ohio State University materials community and offers two Funding Tiers to cover the breadth of materials research at OSU.

click here for the 2014 RFP with full details and instructions

The two Funding Tiers of the 2014 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are:

1.    Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants, which provide funds up to $60,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one PI and one Co-PI, and may have unfunded collaborators, with the goal of forming multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities.

2.    Exploratory Materials Research Grants, which provide funds up to $40,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one PI, and may have Co-PIs and/or unfunded collaborators, with the goal of enabling nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.

 

2014 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program - Key Dates

§   Request for Proposals Issued:  Friday, September 6, 2013

§   Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion:  Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (4:15 – 5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)

§   Letters of Intent Due

  • Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants Funding Tier:  Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM
  • Exploratory Materials Research Grants Funding Tier:  Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

§   Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants Funding Tier Proposal Team Mandatory Presentations:  February 5, 12, 19, or 26, 2014 (4:15 – 5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)

§   Proposals Due (all Funding Tiers):  Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

§   Awards Announced (anticipated):  July 2014

§   Funded Projects Start Date (anticipated):  early August 2014

 

 

 

2013 OSU MATERIALS RESEARCH
SEED GRANT PROGRAM AWARDS

 

We are pleased to announce that after a thorough internal and external review process, six awards have been made to fund innovative and exciting materials research on campus through the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.  These awards total $280,000 in internal research funding to 17 OSU researchers in six departments.

Congratulations to the six research teams whose projects were selected this year for seed grant funding.   Full abstracts for each of these research projects is available online in the Funding Opportunities tab  under the Seed Program section as well as on the IMR and CEM websites.

2013 Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants

Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants form multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities.  Two Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants were awarded this year:

  • "Towards an Atomic Scale Understanding of CO2 Photocatalysis", Principal Investigator: Jay Gupta, Physics; Co-Investigator: Aravaind Ashtagiri, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

     
  • "Next Generation 2D Semiconductor Heterostructures", Principal Investigator: Siddharth Rajan, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Co-Investigator: Yiying Wu, Chemistry; Collaborators: Roberto Myers, Materials Science and Engineering; Wu Lu, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Wolfgang Windl, Materials Science and Engineering

Offical Award Annoucement

2013 Exploratory Materials Research Grants

Exploratory Materials Research Grants enable nascent materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.  Four Exploratory Materials Research Grants were awarded this year:

  • "Enabling High-Efficiency Thin-Film CIGS Photovoltaics through Nanometer-Scale Defect Identification" Principal Investigator: Aaron Arehart, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Co-Investigators: Tyler Grassman, Materials Science and Engineering; Jonathan Pelz, Physics; Collaborators: David McComb, Materials Science and Engineering; Sylvain Marsillac, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University
  • "A New Approach for Contactless Transport Measurements", Principal Investigator: Thomas Gramila, Physics
  • "Engineering the Morphology of Ionenes for Self-Healing and Self-Destructing Materials", Principal Investigator: Lisa Hall, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Co-Investigator: Vishnu Baba Sundaresan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Collaborator: Timothy Long, Chemistry, Virginia Tech
  • "Pulsed Laser Deposition Synthesized Heterostructures, Nanostructures, and Graded Nanostructure Engineered Materials", Principal Investigator: Michael Sumption, Materials Science and Engineering; Co-Investigator: Roberto Myers, Materials Science and Engineering