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

Engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs recognized for new patents, Konneker Medals

Steve Bergmeier and Xiaozhuo Chen were honored by Provost Elizabeth Sayrs for receiving several patents over the past two years at the 2022 Inventors Dinner.

From Ohio University News Faculty, students and staff who took steps to move their discoveries to commercialized outcomes for the benefit of society were recognized at Ohio University’s annual Inventor’s Dinner. Alumni and faculty selected for the prestigious Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship also were recognized by the university […]

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May 19, 2022 at 12:13 pmNews Research

Kyle Balzer awarded prestigious fellowship at Clements Center for National Security

Kyle Balzer

From Ohio University News Ohio University doctoral student Kyle Balzer was recently awarded an America in the World Consortium Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin for the 2022-23 academic year. “The Clements Center for National Security is one of the […]

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April 8, 2022 at 3:23 pmNews Research

Riley Rees receives Garden Club of America scholarship for summer research on carnation family

Riley Rees

From Ohio University News Riley Rees received a Garden Club of America scholarship for a summer research project in John Schenk’s lab studying the evolutionary history of carnations. Rees was awarded the 2022 Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany for his project on Evolutionary […]

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April 8, 2022 at 3:20 pmNews Research

Vanessa Obenewaa Antwi Doe studies effect of second-hand clothing market on Ghanaian seamstresses

Vanessa Obenewaa Antwi Doe studies effect of second-hand clothing market on Ghanaian seamstresses

From Ohio University News Getting Ready for Expo Vanessa Obenewaa Antwi Doe spent seven years living in Ghana, enjoying the custom-made clothing created by local seamstresses, but she and her friends also wore fast fashion second-hand clothing that arrived from afar into the nation’s ports. Now a master’s student at […]

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April 6, 2022 at 3:35 pmNews Research