GRS 2021

Date: Friday, October 1st 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

double-arrowVirtual Check-In

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double-arrowMorning Session

Welcome to the morning session of the GRS!


  • Opening remarks by the Ohio State CBE Department chair, Prof. Umit S. Ozkan: 8:45 - 9:00 AM
  • Keynote address by Dr. Diane Hooie; 9:00 - 9:45 AM
  • Oral Presentations: Session 1: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Oral Presentations: Session 2: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The morning session will be conducted via a single Zoom webinar link, given below. The link will be active from 8:00 AM- 12:30 PM

double-arrowAfternoon Session

Welcome to the second half of GRS 2020!


  • Poster Session: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Networking Hour: 2:30 - 3:45 PM
  • Awards Ceremony and Closing remarks by Dr. Nicholas Brunelli: 3:45 PM

double-arrowPoster Session

The poster presentations can be viewed via YouTube. Scroll through the categories and click on the links to view the presentation on YouTube. Alternatively, use the link below to view all the presentations:

Poster presenters will be available to answer questions LIVE via the zoom link below. Please refer to the Event Guide if you need help with breakout rooms

Meeting ID: 982 8311 5039

Password: 384424

Judges can submit their judging sheets and feedback below

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double-arrowNetworking Hour and Closing Ceremony

Attendees can connect with faculty members, alumni, industrial recruiters and graduate students real-time as in past GRS events. For help navigating Zoom, refer to the Event Guide.

Meeting ID: 917 1306 8994

Password: 009119

We come to the end of the event with a brief award ceremony for the winners of the Oral & Poster sessions along with a few closing remarks by our Graduate Studies Chair Dr. Nicholas Brunelli

Meeting ID: 917 1306 8994

Password: 009119

For recruiters, the résumés of graduating students can be found below:



2020 Abstracts and Handbook- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jian Zou

2019  Abstracts and Handbook- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yatin Gokarn

2018  Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Lenore C. Witchey-Lakshmanan

2017 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mahesh Kumthekar

2016 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Matter

2015 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Triplett

2014 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Dickens

2013 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Rich Brandon

2012 Abstracts and Handbook

2021 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Hooie


Diane Traub Hooie  

Ohio State Ceramic Engineering, B.S. ’74, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineering Management, M.S.,  California Coast University Petroleum Engineering, Ph.D

Retired from the Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Diane Hooie has 40 years of experience in innovative technology development and clean energy technology.   The bulk of her career was spent at DOE, where she developed and coordinated programs in clean energy areas including clean coal, turbines, fuel cells, hybrid energy and clean fuels both within the US and internationally. She was the coordinator of the US-Japan Fuel Cell Technology Transfer Agreement Annual Technology Exchange Meeting, which focused on fuel cells, methane hydrates, carbon sequestration, and zero emission power plants of the future. Her last position was as a Senior Advisor to the DOE’s Washington Office of Energy Delivery Technologies Division where her responsibilities included implementing the Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems Program for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability as well as developing technical collaborations with non-traditional DOE customers, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and developing international programs for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Security Agency (NNSA).


She has over 100 publications and presentations, including two books. She has always been active in encouraging women to enter into STEM fields, and in 1998, she was selected Woman of the Year and Person of Distinction for the Federal Government.