Industry & Research

Where Innovation Materializes

Imagine the possibilities when our immensely talented faculty and students have access to a world-class facility—the discoveries they will make, the problems they will solve.

Research neighborhoods enhance collaboration

The Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex will inspire advances in research that translate to advances in medicine, education and commercialization of technologies that will impact generations to come.

Maximizing Research Impact through Purposeful Synergies and Collaborations

The College of Engineering’s research expenditures are already among the highest at the university, ranking third in the nation among all university engineering programs. The complex will help to continue this upward trajectory, presenting more opportunities for researchers to partner with interdisciplinary co-investigators, leading to more federal research awards and industry research investments, which increasingly reward collaboration across disciplines to solve complicated problems.

Strengthening Undergraduate Research

BMEC undegrad labs

Undergraduate participation in research will also increase through the scaffolded learning model that moves students up from introductory courses on the first and second floors of the building to research experiences on the upper floors. As research dollars rise, the college will experience more success with strategic faculty recruiting.

With collaboration in its very DNA, the complex will strengthen partnerships within the university and with industry and government. Partners may use the facility for off-site meetings, to demonstrate new technologies to students and faculty, and to learn about intellectual property and commercialization opportunities at Ohio State. Companies will have opportunities to get to know and recruit our talented students who will have learned to take risks and make mistakes in our laboratories.

Perena Gouma, Edward Orton, Jr., Chair in Ceramic Engineering (headshot)

“It will be exciting to have a new facility and to host companies here and bring people in to see. It will help attract more students and to recruit and retain faculty. The labs will be more interactive and open, which will enable dialogue with different groups and expose us to others’ research. I think it’s going to be very easy to go next door to find someone to write a National Institutes of Health proposal with.”

Perena Gouma, Edward Orton, Jr., Chair in Ceramic Engineering