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Lincoln Electric check presentation

Lincoln Electric and David C. Lincoln, son of its founder, support aspiring engineers at Ohio State

With a $1 million donation, Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric and David Lincoln have co-funded the first endowed professorship in welding engineering at The Ohio State University. Lincoln Electric also donated or consigned nearly $420,000 worth of welding equipment and technology for use by Ohio State students and faculty. Learn more.

CEMAS Launches Microscopy
Collaboratory with AFRL

Solving complex problems increasingly requires access to sophisticated technology and equipment. The Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) is removing one big access barrier with the launch of its first remote electron microscopy collaboratory. Now Air Force Research Laboratory researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base can utilize world-class microscopes without traveling to Columbus. Next, CEMAS plans to offer remote access statewide. Learn more.

Producing UV Light Via Thin Film Technology

Some may say bigger is better, but MSE’s Dr. Roberto Myers would disagree. Since joining Ohio State in 2008, his research has focused on the construction of various thin film materials—composed of layers that are each hundreds of times thinner than a single human hair—in order to discover novel material properties and applications. Using thin film material technology and solid state lighting techniques, Dr. Myers’ group created a novel method of producing ultraviolet (UV) light. Learn more.

Celebrating the Class of 2015

One of the most diverse and successful MSE classes thus far; the Class of 2015 was the first to graduate completely under the semester system and the first to tackle the department’s new modeling and simulation module. Before setting off to engineer a better world, five of our newest alumni recently shared their experiences and future plans. Learn more.

WE students

Anatomy of a Capstone Project

Graduating Buckeye engineering students have to balance many things, from coursework to job applications. Seniors also tackle a real-world capstone design project which culminates their academic experience at Ohio State. One group of students shared their thoughts about working on a career promotion and education project, sponsored by the Subsea Tieback Foundation. Learn more.

Archie Griffin presents MSE faculty award

Awards and Recognition

MSE faculty and students continue to be recognized for their achievements and success. Recent awardees include Dr. Gerald Frankel, recipient of the NACE International Willis Rodney Whitney Award; Dr. Avraham Benatar, winner of Ohio State’s 2015 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching; and Connor Slone, recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Learn more.


Pat Boster, alumni

Welding Alum Connects Industry with Talent

Since his first days on campus, alum Pat Boster ('79, welding engineering) has truly embodied the Buckeye engineering spirit. A senior staff consultant for Ohio-based engineering firm Stress Engineering Services, Boster believes his Ohio State education prepared him well for his career. Now, as a capstone project sponsor, he helps connect industry with the next generation of engineering talent. Learn more.


July 2015

Anderson Named New MSE Chair

Gifted teacher and leading scholar Peter Anderson to lead department’s growth.
Learn more.

Michael Mills


July 27

Ceramic Engineering
Reunion in Columbus

July 29

MSE Seminar:
Xingchen Xu

September 25

Engineering Expo
Career Fair

October 10

College of Engineering Homecoming Tailgate

October 22

MSE/WE Reception at
Stress Engineering
Services in Houston, TX

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