Agreement advances collaboration between Ohio State and IIT Bombay
The Ohio State University on April 10 launched an initiative with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) to create what is believed to be the university’s first academic research center shared outside the U.S.
The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center will be a center for collaborative research shared by Ohio State and IIT Bombay, a world-leading science- and technology-focused public institution in Mumbai.
Through this new center of excellence, professional researchers from across the globe will connect and foster future project collaborations, while students from both institutions conduct collaborative research through a student exchange and scholarship program.
Both institutions have designated spaces on their respective campuses for researchers to work together. At Ohio State, researchers will be based on west campus, in space operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR). At IIT Bombay, researchers’ collaboration space will be based at the institute’s Nanotechnology Research Center.
“The Frontier Center will make a real impact on society by bringing together leading researchers who are focused on some of the world’s most critical challenges in science and technology,” said Professor Steven Ringel, associate vice president for research and executive director of IMR. “By joining in this shared vision with IIT-Bombay, Ohio State has embarked on an innovative pathway to provide its students and faculty with unusual opportunities to globalize Ohio State’s impact.”