Recent Funding News

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

Official Award Announcement [pdf]

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

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