Advanced Materials


OBIC Capabilities

Advanced Materials Engineering

The Center for Advanced Polymers and Composite Center (CAPCE ) is an NSF-sponsored center that includes OSU, University of Wisconsin and Florida State University. The Center is led by Director Kurt Koelling, Professor in the OSU Department of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering. On the OSU campus, CAPCE has comprehensive facilities for polymer films, sheets and foamed sheets.

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The Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanomaterials & Devices (CMPND) , a Wright Center of Innovation, was established with a State of Ohio's Third Frontier Program grant for economic development. Sharell Mikesell (Exec. Director, Ohio Polymer Strategy Council) and L. Jim Lee (Helen C. Kurtz Professor, OSU Department of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering) serve as Co-Directors. Collaborating universities include The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, University of Akron, Kent State, University of Toledo and Wright State, and over 60 industry collaborators. CMPND's extensive research, development and commercialization programs include:

  • Polymer synthesis
  • Film and barrier packaging technology
  • Packaging design and temper-proof packaging
  • Polymer processing and parts integration
  • Analytical testing
  • System integration and part proto-typing

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Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) is a global science and technology enterprise that develops and commercializes technology and manages or co-manages laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. Battelle oversees a staff of 20,000 scientists, engineers and support specialists, and conducts $3.4 billion in annual research and development. Battelle serves the U.S. Department of Energy in the operation of the Pacific Northwest National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab and other national laboratories.

The OSU College of Engineering includes over 250 faculty in eight engineering departments, and approximately 40 centers and specialized research laboratories. Selected centers of interest include:

The OSU Center for Materials Research includes over 130 faculty working on materials research in the Colleges of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Dentistry, and Medicine and Public Health.

The OSU Center for Resilience is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to improving the resilience of industrial systems. Their broad scope includes the Manufacturing,Transportation, Energy, Construction, Agribusiness and Retail industries.

Center for Automotive Research is an interdisciplinary research center in theOSU College of Engineering . CAR has extensive facilities for experimental automotive research, and provides graduate and undergraduate research through degree programs, student projects (including five project teams involving over 350 students) and a network of industry collaborators.

In the OSU Department of Chemical Engineering , research programs include novel fermentation processes, bioreactor systems, and bioseparations for the processing, production and/or conversion of chemical and biological compounds.

Other capabilities available through Battelle, the national laboratories and OBIC industry partners:

  • Process Development
  • Wood Polymer Composite
  • Process Modeling (Pultrusion, extrusion, barrier properties, curing, etc)
  • Separations Development
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Recycling
  • Process economics
  • Polymer/Composite Material Processing
  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering/biotechnology
  • Colloids/Particle Technology
  • Fluid mechanics/Multiphase Flow
  • Membrane Separations
  • Molecular thermodynamics/Computational chemistry
  • Reaction Engineering/Catalysis