Progress Updates

August 15, 2018 - Construction Begins!
Construction for the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex has officially begun! The first visible sign of progress involved the demolition of the former Unit Op Labs, in preparation for the new build facility for Phase One.

Koffolt Unit Ops demolition

November 6, 2018 - The Dean celebrates the Ground Breaking!
College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams was joined by President Drake and Provost McPheron to officially break ground for the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex!


May 1, 2019 - Signing the Beam!
Students, staff, faculty and leadership of the College of Engineering celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex by signing the final I-beam to be installed in Phase One.  Hundreds of #BuckeyeEngineers participated in the opportunity, joined by Dean Williams.

Dean signing beam

September 15, 2019 - Right on Schedule
Students, staff and faculty gathered on Sunday, September 5, to celebrate the new facility with a hard hat tour through BMEC Phase One— the Mars G. Fontana Laboratories—to learn about the project. These were the first students to tour the facility, which will become their home in autumn 2020.


December 2019 - Look Inside with Leaders
A video produced by Ohio State Administration & Planning features Dean Williams and department chairs Samir Ghadiali and Mike Mills.