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Center for Emergent Materials

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Center for Emergent Materials  (Ohio State University Research Foundation -DO NOT USE)

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) at The Ohio State University is a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). MRSECs support interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering that are important to society.

CEM performs integrated research on emergent materials and phenomena in magnetoelectronics. The aim of the Center research activities is to advance understanding of the emergent materials and phenomena and to develop highly sophisticated experimental and theoretical tools required to study them, which will lay down the scientific foundation for electronic devices that can perform multiple functions, and energy-efficient, fast computers that have integrated memory and logic.

Education & Outreach

Integrated with its research activities, CEM enhances classroom education, creates research internship opportunities, widens the Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) "pipeline," and enhances diversity in STEM. Activities include an innovative education research program aimed at cognition of materials science concepts, K-12 outreach and visitation programs, undergraduate research programs, and graduate-education enhancement programs. The multidisciplinary OSU materials community is already home to major world-class shared experimental facilities, which are brought to bear on CEM research and education. The Center collaborates with the electronics, storage, and instrumentation industries; national laboratories and institutes; other U.S. universities; and international universities and laboratories in China, India, Germany, and United Kingdom.

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