Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex

Where Innovation Materializes

Exterior rendering of the new Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex.

Unlimited Opportunity for Discovery: Only at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is co-locating two accomplished departments—biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering—together in a facility offering unlimited opportunity for discovery.

Phase one construction of the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex, named Mars G. Fontana Laboratories and scheduled to open in autumn 2020, will transform the aging engineering buildings on West 19th Avenue into a cutting-edge five-floor facility commensurate with the excellence of the departments it will welcome.

The $59.1 million, 124,000 square ft. Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex is fueled by sizeable investments from the State of Ohio and The Ohio State University—and from philanthropic support from our loyal network of alumni, corporate and industry partners, and friends of the college and Buckeye nation.

Contact Senior Director of Development Steve Crissinger (crissinger.15[at] or 614-452-0383) to learn about naming opportunities at the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex—where innovation materializes.