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Ohio State Center Support

CDME ensures that small and medium-sized manufacturing entities (SMME) in the region have the tools they need to succeed. Clients of CDME have access to the wealth of resources available at The Ohio State University to heighten their competitiveness. Taking advantage of the resources - from equipment to human capital - at Ohio State allows the client to focus on the success of their business without burdening their existing resources or investing in additional overhead.

The Ohio State University offers the following resources to industry clients:
  • the use of equipment
  • engineering and technical assistance
  • faculty research
  • commercialization
  • student assistance
  • support services for operations

Internal Resources at Ohio State

Alber Enterprise Center 

Alber Enterprise helps clients tap into the resources of Ohio State and beyond to map a comprehensive action plan for maximum returns on investment. They are located on the Marion campus.

Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

CAR is an interdisciplinary research center in Ohio State's College of Engineering. CAR research focuses on energy, safety, and the environment to improve sustainable mobility. CAR offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, research staff, and industry partners.

Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)

CEMAS is one of the largest concentrations of electron and ion beam analytical microscopy instruments in any North American institution. The provision of comprehensive computer facilities for data processing and image simulation allows academic and industrial users to carry out their entire microscopy and analysis program in one location.

Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME)

CDME is the lead organization for the MEP at Ohio State program. CDME provides industry with a simple expeditious way to access all the technical and physical assets of the university and surrounding research community.

Center for Operational Excellence (COE)

COE offers operational excellence education from leading academics, researchers, students, and partner organizations from different industries. The collaboration fosters a problem-solving culture that’s grounded in tried-and-true operational excellence tools.

Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM)

CAMM performs world class R&D and develops technologies, which are captured in products that create wealth and jobs and provides an enhanced educational process. In putting significant effort in developing and integrating characterization and modeling, CAMM develops new research tools and methodologies to accelerate the insertion of new materials into commercial products.

ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL)

The ESL is a major center of excellence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and one of the largest radio frequency and optics research laboratories in the world. Since 1942, ESL has consistently maintained a national and international preeminence in electromagnetics, influencing radio research like no other institution in the world.

Fontana Corrosion Center (FCC)

The FCC at Ohio State's Material Sciences and Engineering Department focuses on the study of aqueous corrosion in the effort to develop better methods to protect materials from the adverse impacts of the environment.

Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE)

The ISE Department offers degrees in industrial and systems engineering (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.). These degrees focus on the design, operation and management of complex systems, providing students with a blend of technical, management and human-centered design skills.

Materials Innovation Greenhouse (MIG)

Materials Innovation Greenhouse focuses on five critical component areas:

1. discovery

2. clean energy

3. sustainability

4. systems

5. social-behavioral sciences with energy-environmental policy

The greenhouse serves to internally integrate university disciplines, colleges, departments and centers for a singular focus- building on established strengths and assets.

Nanotech West Lab

Nanotech West Lab focuses on micro- and nanotechnology and the potential to transform both research and industry applications. Current research programs at Ohio State span the fields of electronics, optics, advanced materials and characterization, energy, biology, and medicine. Nanotech West assists in conducting research, marketing, and evolving product designs.

Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI)

The Ohio Manufacturing Institute develops industry-vetted policy recommendations to help the state and nation develop a best-practice competitive ecosystem for SMMEs.

Ohio Supercomputer Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center empowers a wide array of groundbreaking innovation and economic development activities in the fields of bioscience, advanced materials, data exploitation, and other areas. It focuses on providing powerful, high-performance computing, research, and educational cyberinfrastructure for a diverse statewide/regional constituency.

Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter)

The SIMCenter researches and applies computer-aided engineering techniques to the design and manufacture of advanced product and production concepts. Located in Smith Laboratory, SIMCenter combines expertise from several College of Engineering departments, including

Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)

TCO specializes in the commercialization, marketing, and protection processes for technologies created by the hands of inventors and perfected by business leaders and industry licensees.

mechanical, aerospace, electrical, industrial, materials science, computer science, and Integrated Systems.