Laboratories at The Ohio State University Office of Research

This is a summary list of all laboratories at The Ohio State University Office of Research . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.

Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratory


The research conducted in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories (AARL) extends from the very fundamental to the applied, from the very small laboratory scale to full application scale, and covers a wide variety of aerospace applications. AARL is located adjacent to The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Airport, and encompasses two additional laboratories: the Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) and the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL). AARL has been a major center of aerospace research and graduate education and has been the site of many innovative research activities and centers including NASA’s General Aviation Airfoil Design and Analysis Center in the 1970s, NASA’s Hypersonic Research and Training Center in the 1990s, and the Air Force’s Collaborative Center of Control Science in the 2000s.

Animal Imaging


The 4.7T/40cm MRI Facility was created as part of the Ohio Cellular and Molecular Imaging Consortium (OCMIC) with the goal to advance state of the art technology for animal imaging at the molecular, cellular and system level, to serve as a resource for medical research, biotechnology advances and pharmaceutical development, and for probing in vivo gene function, disease processes and therapeutic applications including drug delivery and trials. The goal of the Consortium is to facilitate inter-institutional collaboration between Academic Institutions in Ohio and technology transfer to Industry.

Biodynamics Laboratories


This area contains approximately 3,000 square feet dedicated to the latest state-of-the art, cutting edge technology motion capture and neuromuscular control assessment. The lab utilizes an inter-disciplinary team of experts to investigate rehabilitation approaches on a wide variety of musculoskeletal diseases, evaluating orthopaedic implants and surgical techniques, and evaluating sports capabilities.

Defect Spectroscopy Laboratory


This unique, specialized laboratory is dedicated to the characterization and analysis of electrically active deep level defects in semiconductors and insulators. The lab houses complete, state-of-the-art facilities to conduct a variety of capacitance and current-based trap spectroscopies applicable to semiconductors that include GaN, InGaN, AlN, GaAs, InP, AlInGaP, SiGe, SiC, InGaAsN, ZnO, ZnMgO, and others. Both conventional deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and photocapacitance-based deep level optical spectroscopy (DLOS) facilities designed by EMDL researchers are used in various configurations, the latter of which allows for unprecedented trap characterization abilities for materials having bandgaps up to ~5.5 eV.

Electronic Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory


The Electronic Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory (EMNLAB) is a group within the physical electronics branch of Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University. The group focuses on using a wide array of analysis, processing, and growth techniques to investigate the surface, interface, and ultrathin film properties of semiconductors. The group is led by Dr. Brillson and consists of two full-size laboratories that house some of the latest surface analysis equipment.

Electroscience Laboratory


The ElectroScience Laboratory is a major "Center-of-Excellence" within the Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is one of the largest Radio Frequency (RF) research laboratories in the world. Equipment and Facilities include Compact Radar Range, RF/Microwave Facility, Ceramics Fabrication Facility, LTCC Fabrication and Packaging Clean Room, Integrated Wireless Communication Systems Lab (IWCSL), Distributed-Memory Parallel Supercomputer, Northrop Grumman APN-241 Aircraft Weather Radar, Optics Facility, Automotive Measurements Facility, PCB Prototyping Facility, Printing on Polymers, Remote Sensing Lab, RFID Lab.

Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory


The Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) at OSU has been engaged in application guided fundamental research in gas dynamics, aeropropulsion, aeroacoustics, aero-optics, flow control, and advanced laser based flow diagnostics since late 1980s.

Gas Turbine Laboratory


Gas turbine engines are of central importance to the global transportation and energy generation network. With applications for aircraft propulsion (jet engines), power generation, and many other purposes, improvements in the efficiency, reliability, or emissions of these engines can have far-reaching impacts. The Ohio State University Gas Turbine Laboratory seeks to combine the best aspects of academic and industrial research to advance the state-of-the-art in gas turbine design. Current research focuses include measurements and predictions for cooled full-scale turbines operating at scaled conditions and for flow inside the blade internal cooling passages. In addition, there are multiple aeromechanics research programs investigating the effect of engine-speed blade tip rub events as well as a variety of damping and monitoring techniques. All research projects are performed in close collaboration with industrial partners to ensure that the results are representative of engine conditions and relevant to current design questions.

Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory


The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory, formerly the Gear Dynamics and Gear and Power Transmission Laboratory, is a research group at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to aiding sponsoring industries and government agencies by

1) enhancing gear and power transmission technology through fundamental and applied research and transfer research results,

2) providing graduate and under graduate students with applied educational and research opportunities in gear and power transmission related disciplines, and

3) keeping sponsors updated on latest gear and transmission technologies.

Imaging Core


This Core provides two services 1) Light Microscopy, and 2) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Please see our Terms of Service for specifics regarding use of this Core.

Informatics Research & Development


Informatics Research & Development is a group of highly trained software engineers, IT professionals, and biomedical informatics technicians that is housed within the Department of Biomedical Informatics.In conjunction with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center IT (OSUWMC-IT) and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), IR&D offers the following services:

- IHIS for Research
- Research Informatics Services Core
- Software Engineering

Microimaging Laboratory


The Biomedical Research Tower (BRT) is a 10-story, 403,000-square-foot facility housing more than 180,000 square feet of lab space. The BRT is the largest research facility on the OSU campus, nearly doubling the amount of biomedical research space on campus.

Within the BRT (lower level), the Microimaging Laboratory is housed. It serves as part of the advanced structural, functional and molecular animal imaging infrastructure. The facility is part of the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging resources/services.

Molecular Imaging Agent Laboratory


The Molecular Imaging Agent Laboratory, led by Dr. Michael Tweedle, pursues problems in cancer diagnosis and therapy using biochemical in vivo imaging. The goal is hyper-effective cancer therapy through biochemically personalized treatment.

Network Based Computing Lab


The objectives of the research group are as follows: Proposing new designs for high performance network-based computing systems by taking advantages of modern networking technologies and computing systems; Developing better middleware, API, and programming environments so that modern network-based computing applications can be developed and implemented in a scalable and high performance manner; Performing the above research in an integrated manner (by taking systems, networking, and applications into account); and Focusing on experimental computer science research.

NeuroMuscular Biomechanics Laboratory


Welcome to The Ohio State Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab! Our goal is to provide a scientific basis for the treatment of human movement disorders. To reach this goal, we apply mechanical engineering principles to clinical problems to study musculoskeletal mechanics, design medical devices and procedures, and seek to optimize the functional outcome of clinical and surgical interventions.

Nuclear Reactor Laboratory


The OSU-NRL is used for a wide range of nuclear-related research endeavors, including evaluation of material elemental constituents using neutron activation analysis (NAA) and neutron depth profiling (NDP); evaluation of radiation damage to electronic components and other materials, such as optical fibers and optical fiber-based sensors; evaluation of neutron and gamma-ray radiation sensitive detector performance; isotope production; and biomedical experiments. The OSU-NRL staff provides a variety of instructional services ranging from general tours to group laboratory sessions, and facilitates research projects structured to student and faculty interests.

The OSU-NRL features The Ohio State University Research Reactor (OSURR), as well as a professional gamma-ray spectroscopy system and two gamma-ray irradiators. The OSURR is a pool‑type reactor, with multiple beam ports and dry tubes as irradiation facilities, that is utilized for a variety of instructional, research, and service activities. It is licensed to operate at thermal powers up to a maximum of 500 kilowatts, and at this maximum steady‑state power, the maximum thermal neutron flux in the central irradiation facility is approximately 1.4x1013 n/cm2/s. For current facility use rates, please email

Research Labs - Nursing


The Center for Nursing Research in the College of Nursing has two wet laboratories located on Newton Hall's lower level. The center also houses two wet laboratories which are staffed by a fulltime research specialist who is available to consult with faculty and students on laboratory methods and to assist with assays as needed. The laboratories are equipped with 3 refrigerated centrifuges, water baths, pH analyzers, microbalances, microscopes, a CO2 incubator and a level III biosafety cabinet for cell culture, an ultrapure water system, 4 refrigerators, one -20 freezer and three -80 freezers. Specialty equipment for analysis of nicotine metabolites includes a Hitachi Liquid Chromatography System with UV detector, a D-7500 Integrator and autosampler, and three Bedfont Mini-Smokerlyzer instruments for noninvasive monitoring of expired air CO than can be easily transported for analyses in outpatient settings.

Equipment for measurement of hormones, cytokines, immunoglobulins, and other bioactive peptides in blood, saliva, urine and cell culture fluids includes power sources for gel electrophoresis, a Gel-Logic Image System for viewing and quantifying band density on western blots and agarose gels, and two microplate readers for ELISA and other chromagen-based assays. Equipment for real-time PCR includes a PCR Workstation, a Nanodrop 2000, and an iCycler and CFX96 thermocycler which are interfaced with a dedicated desktop computer and software for data storage and analysis. Faculty and students also have access to a Meso-Scale Discovery Reader housed in the GCRC for analysis of up to nine different cytokines using a chemiluminescense platform.

Sensors and Measurements Facilities


Several laboratories have been established at Ohio State to support the development of solid-state sensors. These facilities and accompanying capabilities, along with those in the Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements (CISM), include:

Thick-film and thin-film fabrication devices
Electronic nose along with artificial intelligence and neural-net software
A wide range of electrical measuring equipment
A complete sensor measurement and testing facility with the capability for controlled gas flow and mixing systems
Computer-controlled data acquisition and analyses

The Infant Laboratory


The Infant Laboratory team explores infant development, assessing babies' physical (motor) and mental (cognitive) skills. The Infant Lab’s research looks at babies who are reaching their developmental milestones on schedule and those who are delayed. The goal is to develop techniques to identify developmental delays sooner and early intervention programs that will help infants with delays catch up.

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