CBE Research Centers

CBE research centers and multi-disciplinary collaboration opportunities

CBE researchers are involved in many interdisciplinary programs and more than 40 research centers on campus, including the Institute for Materials Research, the Biomedical Engineering Center, the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program, the University Cell Analysis and Sorting Core, the Ohio State Carbonation Ash Reactivation (OSCAR) demonstration plant, and the Environmental Science and Engineering Program.

Students and faculty enjoy unique opportunities to interact and work with top scientists from other leading edge research centers and institutes on and around campus, including the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, and Ohio State’s Heart and Lung Institute.

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) Laboratory - Analytical Cytometry is a quantitative analytical method that separates cells based on specific characteristics. It can also measure physical and chemical properties of cells and particles. The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) provides state-of-the-art flow cytometry analysis and sorting of cell populations using selected cellular markers. Flow cytometry is a critical technology for cancer research, and the ACSR is used extensively by all scientific programs in the OSUCCC – James and by the broader Ohio State research community.

Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC)  - CCIC was founded in 1981 as a unit of the Office of Research. The mission of the CCIC is to provide state-of-the-art research facilities for the entire campus in three areas: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics. The CCIC's 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer is the first 1.2 GHz instrument in North America. Currently, there are only 6 NMR spectrometers of 1.2 GHz in the world. The NMR is part of the NSF's recent Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 program and adds to the already diverse instrumentation available at CCIC.

Center for Automotive Research (CAR) - The United States' preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility and an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University's College of Engineering. 

Center for Emergent Materials - Engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve. Established in 2008, it is funded by a National Science Foundation MRSEC award. 

Sustainability Institute - Exploring risk, resilience, and sustainability in complex industrial systems.

Comprehensive Cancer Center - Research, education and patient care form the three-part mission of the OSUCCC–James. The three are tightly intertwined and focused on one goal: creating a cancer-free world. The OSUCCC–James is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a designation maintained through competitive renewal since 1976. The Center's last site renewal earned it the NCI's highest ranking - "exceptional." and the Center earned a five-year, $23 million NCI support grant. The NCI survey team stated that the OSUCCC–James "should serve as the model for other matrix university-based centers."

Institute for Materials Research (IMR) - IMR represents more than 150 faculty members and research groups engaged in materials research from 5 colleges and more than a dozen departments at OSU. With a network of state-of-the-art facilities throughout these departments and colleges, IMR provides coordination for a dynamic, world-class and multi-disciplinary materials research community that incorporates science and engineering from the sub-nano to macro scales, from soft to hard materials, from basic phenomena to devices, and from biology and medicine to agriculture, energy, communications, transportation and computation. IMR has a special mission: to create and sustain a coordinated, state-of-the-art environment that fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the science and engineering of materials that addresses the future needs of society.

Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) - MBI catalyzes interactions between the biological, medical and mathematical sciences through vigorous programs of research and education, and nurtures a nationwide community of scholars in this emerging new field.

Ohio Bioprocessing Research Consortium (OBRC) - A central bioprocessing facility located on the Ohio State University campus (S.-T. Yang, Director).

The Nanotech West Lab - The largest nanotechnology user facility in the State of Ohio. With currently over 200 total internal (Ohio State) and external users, Nanotech West supports more than 80 research and development projects per year including use by over 30 external users, predominantly startup companies in the Ohio region.

Other Research Centers University-Wide.


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Global Engineering

Ohio State Engineering faculty, staff, and students operate in a competitive global market place where engineering designs and products are increasingly integrated into global networks and supply chains. Through strategic investments and targeted collaborations, The Ohio State University College of Engineering is positioned to be a leader in international engineering education and research. 

This website offers information for faculty (international agreements and dual degree programs) and alumni, as well as information for students (Global Option in Engineering Program and engineering study abroad programs).