Nuclear waste storage, program rankings, awards, robotic blacksmithing and more. 
Winter Edition  |  March 2020
Ohio State Xiaolei Guo

Study finds current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete

Xiaolei Guo’s research team discovered the materials used to store high-level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than expected.
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Ohio State Engineering online education

Engineering online grad degree ranks in nation’s top 20

Welding engineering kicked off a distance learning program 17 years ago that continues to be recognized as a winner by U.S. News & World Report. Read more.
Jenifer Locke

Locke wins $530K NSF CAREER award

Professor Jenifer Locke’s research focuses on environmental cracking and failure in aluminum-based alloys. Findings could help improve the performance and long-term sustainable use of metals. Read more.
Edward Orton

150 years of Ohio State research innovators

The Office of Research is celebrating pioneers in their fields throughout the university’s sesquicentennial. See who represents the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Read more.
IIT Bombay

Luo leads joint additive manufacturing project

A Frontier Center Scholar Grant was awarded to Alan Luo, Ed Herderick and IIT Bombay researchers. A collaboration between Ohio State and IIT Bombay, the Frontier Center is the university’s first offshore research center. Read more.
blacksmith horseshoe photo

Robotic blacksmithing getting attention in the press

An article by Professor Glenn Daehn describes the effects of robotic blacksmithing on domestic manufacturing, translated by gains in the U.S. industry, economy, security and competitiveness. Hailed as a “should read” tech article by Forbes, it was also featured in Popular Mechanics and The Conversation. Read article.
Rand German photo

MSE alumnus receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Randall (Rand) German, founder of German Materials Technology, has been selected to receive the Kempton H. Roll Powder Metallurgy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Metal Powder Industries Federation. Read more.


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