Archive for June, 2022

Can they make graphite from coal? OHIO researchers start by finding new carbon solid

(left side of table, front to back) Distinguished Professor of Physics David Drabold, Russ Professor of Engineering Jason Trembly; (right side of table, front to back) doctoral students Rajendra Thapa, Kishor Nepal, Chinonso Ugwumadu

 From Ohio University News As the world’s appetite for carbon-based materials like graphite increases, Ohio University researchers presented evidence this week for a new carbon solid they named “amorphous graphite.” Physicist David Drabold and engineer Jason Trembly started with the question, “Can we make graphite from coal?” “Graphite is […]

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June 10, 2022 at 12:20 pmResearch

OHIO researcher looks into little known ‘purging disorder’

Dr.  K. Jean Forney

From Ohio University News Though purging is often a condition associated with bulimia nervosa, new research at Ohio University suggests that a different kind of eating disorder could also be responsible. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, sought to differentiate the little understood “purging disorder” from […]

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June 8, 2022 at 5:33 pmResearch

Alumnus Ganapathy Shanmugam admonishes scientists against deep-sea groupthink, provides roadmap for researchers

Ganapathy Shanmugam, Ph.D.

From Ohio University News The science of deep-sea sediment is not settled, and adhering to popular models could have negative economic consequences, said Ohio University alumnus Ganapathy Shanmugam. Shanmugam arrived in Athens in 1970 to study geology. He capped a 50-year career spanning industry and academia by challenging 10,000 scientists […]

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June 8, 2022 at 4:59 pmAlumni News Research