The CEMSE at Youngstown State University is devoted to the preparation, advanced characterization, and development of a variety of materials for enhanced educational experiences, advancement of basic research, and practical applications of benefit to society. The CEMSE is distinguished by state-of-the-art materials characterization facilities, dedicated personnel, and a strong commitment to engaging industrial participants in collaborative research and educational initiatives towards the primary goal of fueling economic growth of the greater Youngstown region.
One major funding award in the CEMSE, a Wright Capital Projects grant, in the amount of $2.1 M through the Third Frontier Program of the Ohio Department of Development was to the Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Fireline TCON, Inc. These funds were used to establish a state-of-the art electron microscopy facility within the College of STEM to conduct research on advanced composite materials for applications ranging from parts for molten aluminum processing to conformal body armor for U.S. troops. The new facility has greatly expanded YSU’s capabilities for materials research by permitting analysis at the nanoscale to atomic levels.
For additional information concerning the CEMSE click the following link to our website : http://stem.ysu.edu/stem/cemse/