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The Ohio Federal Research Network awards $9.9 million to seven Ohio organizations to advance aerospace innovation in Ohio

With more than $2 million in funding from the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN), Miami University College of Engineering and Computer Science (CEC) faculty and their multi-institutional teams are launching two new projects to advance science and technology innovation to support U.S. national security initiatives.

Led by Mark Scott, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, researchers will develop commercial airliner and military aircraft's power electronics that have lower weight and improved performance over existing technology. On a second OFRN-funded project, Miao Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and her team will develop electronically dimmable protective eyewear that is ready to be mass produced. 

“Miami is honored to collaborate with researchers and scientists throughout Ohio and the nation to contribute to cutting-edge research,” said Beena Sukumaran, dean of CEC. “We are fortunate to be partnering with OFRN as we expand our research footprint and we hope to build on these successes for continued and expanded engagement with OFRN.”