College names new dean, alumni award recipients. 
Autumn Edition  |  December 2020
Ayanna Howard

College of Engineering names next dean

Ayanna Howard, PhD, will become the college’s 23rd dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. Howard is an accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur, and educator and is currently at Georgia Institute of Technology. She will join the university in March 2021 and follows David B. Williams, who is stepping down after 10 years as dean of the College of Engineering.
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photo of Lee Ann Schwope Cochran and John Allison

College announces 2020 alumni award recipients

We congratulate Lee Ann Schwope Cochran (BS Materials Science and Engineering ’03) and John E. Allison (MS Metallurgical Engineering ’77) who are among the 21 alumni honored for their exceptional contributions to the field of engineering. Read more.
Brian Ufferman vaporizing foil actuator welding

Two years in the making: Automated manufacturing system developed by MSE grad student

Brian Ufferman successfully created a fully functional impulse welding system that is completely automated and consecutively produces VFAW joints without any human interaction. Read more.
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Donors leave their mark on new Fontana Labs

Generous gifts honoring metallurgical engineering alums John Ratliff, Charles Morin Jr., and Robert Schafrik will inspire Buckeye engineers for generations to come at Mars G. Fontana Laboratories. Read more.
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Professor Glenn Daehn honored for technology commercialization

The Ohio Faculty Council awarded Prof. Glenn Daehn with the Technology Commercialization Award for his exceptional research, which has yielded numerous startups and licensed technologies. Read more.
photo of Sydney Coates Ohio State Welding Engineering

Welding engineering senior benefits from research, NSF funding

Sydney Coates blends WE smarts and applied research to advance a Ma2JIC project by performing experimental weldability tests that determine how nitrogen affects solidification cracking in weld filler metals. Read more.
photo of Ohio State female student engineering

Together as Buckeyes: Engineering a cleaner, healthier campus

Students and staff engineers design and produce 1,500 hand sanitizing stations distributed throughout campus in an effort to keep the university safe from COVID-19. Read more.


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