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Research at Ohio State CBE


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Faculty research spans molecular to industrial scale:

  • Process Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Catalytic Materials
  • Advanced Soft Materials
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Drug Delivery
  • Synthetic Oxygen Carriers


Unique Faculty Achievements

CBE's internationally-known faculty have done extraordinary things. Some specific achievements include:

  • World leader in chemical looping processes that conserve resources and reduce emissions;
  • Industrially-viable innovative membranes for gas separations that vastly reduce pollution;
  • Unprecedented early-stage cancer detection using liquid biopsy;
  • World leader in research to develop artificial blood for emergency usage;
  • Pioneering research that integrates nature in engineering systems for sustainability and resource conservation;
  • 'One-touch healing' tissue-regenerating nanochip; 
  • Breakthrough gene therapy: injectable, programmable nanocarriers for custom medicine;
  • Groundbreaking technology that accelerates biopharmaceutical development from bench to clinic;
  • Nanobiotech leaders: DNA nanomachines, magnetic quantum dots for diagnostics, and much more;
  • Novel drug delivery system that reduces the need for painful eye injections



CBE's grant-funded research expenditures are $8-$10M annually -- an average of $500,000 per faculty.  Funds from entities such as the Department of Energy, NIH, NSF, and DARPA help create opportunities for student researchers while advancing cutting-edge research that benefits society.


For more information, visit our pages on:

Research Opportunities, which includes a breakdown of faculty by research area and methodology (experimental / computational);

Facilities; for specific research areas, and

Research Centers.