Our research and leadership in space research is through a partnership with the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). Founded in 1989, OAI is a joint initiative of the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the State of Ohio, ten Ohio public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in aerospace-related engineering disciplines, and numerous companies engaged in aerospace activities.
Their research includes:
Advanced Aerospace Materials
Space Science and Exploration Technology
Mechanical Characterization and Modeling
Aerospace Systems Sensing, Characterization and Safety
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics
OAI is also a leader in biomimicry, which accelerates innovation based on bioinspired solutions already tried and tested in nature. They also lead the Ohio Aerospace Industry Association, further connecting businesses, government, and academia to streamline and improve supply chain management.
Chief Scientist and
Director of Research