Research

Students and researchers at Ohio State’s High Energy Density Physics Lab have developed SCARLET, one of the country’s most powerful lasers outside a national lab. Its output exceeds 400 trillion watts—more than 300 times the output of the U.S. power grid—concentrated into a fraction of a second. 

The National Cancer Institute has consistently increased the number of research grants and amount of public funding to Ohio State cancer researchers. In 2012, Ohio State was named to the top 15 institutions in the nation for NCI research funds.

Ohio State's total research expenditures in 2011 reached nearly $829 million.

Ohio State ranks third among all U.S. universities in industry-sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation (2013).

Ohio State's South Centers at Piketon is home to the only aquaculture genetics lab in the Midwest and is the cornerstone of research and education for Ohio's $6 million aquaculture industry.

For 60 years, Ohio State's acarology lab has been the destination spot for practicing biologists to gain in-depth knowledge about acari (ticks and mites). The lab's three-week Acarology Summer Program is the foremost training workshop in systematic acarology in the world.

Across the nation, Ohio State is actively engaged in more than 760 industry partnerships in 40 states.