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Graduate Research Symposium 2016


We are pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual Dow Chemical Graduate Research Symposium that will be hosted at The Ohio Union. The event will feature graduate student research poster presentations and talks, as well as networking opportunities between students and industry professionals.

Please see the flyer here.

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce Dr. Paul Matter, President and Founder of pH Matter, LLC, as this year's keynote speaker. Click here to read Dr. Matter's bio.

Date and Time

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events

Click here for the event schedule

GRS 2016 Abstract List 

Click here


The registration fee is $150 per attendee and includes a welcome packet, breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Registration can be made by email to any of the contacts. Attendees need to book their own lodging.


Please contact any of the following persons for registration or general questions:

  1. Ms. Abhilasha Dehankar –

  2. Ms. Mariah Whitaker -

Modes of Payment

  1. Credit Card - Online payment: 1. 

  2. Invoice - We can arrange to send an invoice directly to your organization. If you prefer this option, please let us know in your registration email.

  3. Check - Please make checks payable to "The Ohio State University" and mail to:

Scott Osborne
William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
328 CBEC
151 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Questions about payments? Feel free to email us!

Location of the Event

The Ohio Union
1739 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Locate The Ohio Union (Building 161) on the campus map here.

Where to Stay

Click here for a list of hotels close to the OSU campus.

2014 GRS poster session.

See what others had to say regarding our event

It was very well organized and the oral and poster presentations were excellent. This symposium is a great platform for graduate students to network with industry representatives and for industry to be informed of the research conducted in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department.

– Shwetha Ramkumar, ExxonMobil (Attendee GRS 2014)


I definitely came away with a better understanding of the work being performed by our CE students and being able to speak to some of the students about market applications for the projects they were working on was quite stimulating.  Thanks again for allowing me to be a part of this meeting.

– Jay Dahlman, OSU Technology Commercialization Office (Attendee GRS 2014)


Previous Attendees 


The research we do helps solve problems in different fields benefiting a wide range of industries. See how we are connected to our industrial partners. The attendees are encouraged to discuss new opportunities for research in different areas with Graduate students and Faculty.