Energy Research at Ohio State
Human consumption and production of energy is inextricably linked to the environment. Over a hundred researchers at Ohio State are engaged in diverse energy research, development and analysis, including:
- New and modified sustainable energy technologies including bioproducts, solar and wind
- Global, ecosystem, human health and economic impacts of energy production and consumption
- Planning and policy analysis for large-scale sustainable energy systems
Research Centers and Initiatives
Office of Energy and Environment
Team dedicated to advancing Ohio State's national role and success with solving the global energy issues while promoting environmental sustainability by expanding and coordinating our assets and outreach.
Center for Applied Plant Science (CAPS)
An interdisciplinary research center designed to bridge the gap between basic and applied research. The Center supports scientific teams from collaborative idea work to the grant process to commercialization.
Center for Resilience
The Center for Resilience is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to improving the resilience of industrial systems and the environments in which they operate.
Environmental Policy Initiative
This Initiative aims to stimulate and focus systematic collaboration in environmental policy, through research, graduate and undergraduate education, communication with the policy community, and interaction with the national and international community of scholars in environmental policy.
Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Research, development, and commercialization of agricultural products with particular focus on bioenergy, biobased products, environmental quality and sustainability, food security and production.
Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC)
Connects different parts of OSU with each other and with community partners to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new sustainable bioproduct technologies.
Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization
The Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization is a partnership among business, government and researchers at four Ohio universities to improve solar technologies, reduce costs, and expedite the transfer of technology from laboratory to the production line.
Center for Automotive Research
An interdisciplinary research center in the College of Engineering focusing on energy, safety and the environment from vehicle- to infrastructure-level transportation systems.
Coal Combustion Product Extension Program
A research, development and outreach team in the College of Engineering dedicated to the technically sound, environmentally friendly, and commercially competitive uses of CCPs in many interdisciplinary sustainable applications.
Graduate Programs with a Focus on Energy
Department of Geology
Environmental Science Graduate Program
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Microbiology
Department of Integrated Systems Engineering
Center for Applied Plant Sciences (International Plant Sciences)
For a complete list of environmental graduate programs, please visit the Graduate Programs page.