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  • Posted: 1 year 7 months ago

    The Ohio State University and IBM Rational present Automotive-focused Industry Engineering Forum at The Blackwell Inn on October 10th, 2013. Register here:

  • Posted: 1 year 7 months ago

    Check out the build process of the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3)! Students have been working long days all summer...

    And watch the OSU CAR and team Facebook pages for updates!











  • Posted: 1 year 8 months ago

    Prof. Giorgio Rizzoni, Prof. Yann Guezennec, Asst. Prof. Marcello Canova, and Dr. Simona Onori taught short courses June 24-July 5, 2013 at Stuttgart International Summer School. During the program professional engineers learned systems competence in electric, hybrid, and combustion powertrains.

    The two week program focused on "Energy Analysis and Modeling of Hybrid Electric Vehicles" (Rizzoni), "Control and Optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicles" (Onori), and "Introduction to...

  • Posted: 1 year 9 months ago

    Over 30 industry members attended the semi-annual SMART@CAR consortium review on June 10, 2013. Industries represented included automotive, utility, and vendor. They were joined by energy experts from The Ohio State University to review current and future research projects as well as to discuss current trends and related issues.

    During the review, final research project results were presented for the project "Secondary-Life of Automotive Lithium Ion Batteries." Additionally several...

  • Posted: 1 year 9 months ago

    As part of The Ohio State University College of Engineering's and Central Ohio's efforts to increase collaboration with Chinese university counterparts, goverment personnel, and automotive industry leaders, Ohio State's Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni, director of the Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR), Dr. Lin Ba, lecturer, and Dr. Marcello Canova, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and OSU CAR, visited key organizations on their recent trip to China. The itinerary included Shanghai Jiao Tong...

  • Posted: 1 year 9 months ago

    The Baja Buckeyes student team was one of 105 college teams present at the latest competition at Rochester Institute of Technology. Here are updates from team staff advisor, Darrin Orr. View photos of the mud-covered team here!

    Day 1 – Thursday, June 6 – RIT Campus

    The Baja Buckeyes arrived on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus on Thursday evening and were among 105 universities registered for this competition. Shortly after registration, they had to re-assemble...

  • Posted: 1 year 9 months ago

    Columbus, OHIO  -- The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Pompano Beach, Florida-based Cyclone Power Technologies will begin collaborating on an eco-friendly engine development and testing program.

    The developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine recruited CAR to help with commercialization of its external combustion engine technology, specifically the company’s Waste Heat Engine (WHE) model. CAR will perform finite element and dynamic stress...

  • Posted: 1 year 9 months ago

    The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team—along with UK native and world-renowned rider Rob “The Bullet” Barber—finished third in their first-ever appearance at the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. The only U.S. collegiate team to compete in the TT Zero, Buckeye Current steered to a podium finish with an average speed of 90.4 mph, besting both professional and collegiate competitors.

    The Isle of Man is a self-...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team will reach the starting line at the world-famous Isle of Man TT Races in early June as the only U.S. collegiate team.

    The student-led team, with professional rider and former TT champion Rob Barber, will compete in the TT Zero clean emissions race.

    Getting to the race marks the accomplishment of a three-year team goal to compete in an international or national race and enables the...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Columbus, OH (May 29, 2013) - The Ohio State University EcoCAR 2 team was named the 3rd place overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future competition.

    This is the second year of EcoCAR 2 -- a three-year competition managed by Argonne National Laboratory and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and 30 other government and industry leaders – which gives students the opportunity to gain real-world automotive engineering experience while striving to...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Friends of EcoCAR 2,

    Well, in spite of the rear drivetrain failure that prevented our team from completing all the dynamic events in Yuma, the EcoCAR2 Buckeyes gave everything they had in San Diego and ended up with first place finishes in the Business and Electrical categories; second place in Controls (a fraction of a point from first), Communications, Mathworks Model Based Design; and third place in Mechanical, again only a fraction of a point from second.  And, one more time, OSU...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Friends of EcoCAR 2,

    Greetings from San Diego, where 15 teams are engaged in a suite of presentations ranging from highly technical topics to business and communications.
    On Monday, the team reviewed their final presentation and turned in the final versions to the organizers.
    Today, the actual presentations started, with each team represented by two students in each category.  The EcoCAR2 Buckeyes were involved in three presentations today:


  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Friends of EcoCAR 2:

    A busy week in Yuma for the EcoCAR Teams...

    Day 4, from Sarah Jadwin, Communications Manager

    The team has been working non-stop trying to finish little projects and get all of the controls systems working. We had a hurdle yesterday, but with teamwork and collaboration between all three teams (engineering, business and outreach), we were able to overcome it! The team is off to a hot start today - we just passed Safety Tech, which is the first...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Improving on the vehicle that debuted at last year's international competition, the Formula Buckeyes SAE team improved its overall rankings from 46th place to 18th place. Competitors included 127 other domestic and international colleges and universities vying to finish first in both static and dynamic events. The Ohio State team, which works out of the engineering Student Projects building at Ohio State Center for Automotive Research, spent the last eight months refining the vehicle in...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Xiaoyu Huang has been awarded a 2013-2014 Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. Huang joined Ohio State in 2009 as a University Fellow when he began working on his PhD in mechanical engineering.

    Huang works at the Center for Automotive Research and is a member of the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory. His research is focused on "real-time parameter estimation and control system designs for lightweight vehicles (LWVs)". Compared to standard size vehicles, LWVs are...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Friends of the OSU EcoCAR 2 Team:

    Today is the first day of the Year 2 competition for EcoCAR 2: The Next Challenge. On Sunday 14 students arrived in Yuma, AZ--the location of GM’s desert proving grounds. They will spend a week undergoing an aggressive battery of tests to evaluate the vehicle’s environmental impact and performance in the brutal heat of the desert Southwest. Before they even started, the Ohio State team already is in great position: overall first place with 20% of the...

  • Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

    Last week the OSU EcoCAR 2 team was a featured guest on WOSU radio's All Sides with Ann Fisher. Representing the Ohio State team were Shawn Midlam-Mohler, faculty advisor, and Katherine Bovee, PhD student in mechanical engineering and co-team leader of the OSU EcoCAR 2 team.

    The radio program was live on April 30, 2013 from 11:20–11:40am on WOSU. The team spoke to Ann about the upcoming competition, the OSU vehicle, and what the team is currently working on. Listen and watch here:...

  • Posted: 1 year 11 months ago

    Friday, May 3, 2013--Over 90 industry and government executives attended the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research's semi-annual External Advisory Board meeting. During the morning session, College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams welcomed guests. This was followed by President Gee's presentation of the prestigious Dwight A. Blaser Meritorious Service Award. This year's recipient was Dave Tatman of General Motors Company, who was recognized as a champion for his continuous support...

  • Posted: 1 year 11 months ago

    Undergraduate and graduate students leaving OSU CAR are ready to become industry leaders. Check out the below profiles to find out how they will be using their degrees and experience.


    Name: Luke DeBruin
    Degree and major: BS Honors, Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Marcello Canova
    Selected OSU CAR activities:

    Motorsports Capstone Project (EcoCAR B:  Actuation System and Test Stand for a Student-Designed Automated Manual) 1st Place Denman Undergraduate...
  • Posted: 1 year 11 months ago

    In its second year as a capstone design option for fulfilling the College of Engineering's senior capstone design project requirement, the Motorsports Capstone Design program saw the participation of five teams--a total of 15 students. Industry judges selected the division winner as mechanical engineering team “Automated Manual Transmission Actuation Capstone."

    Students in the program complete a full academic year project beginning from traditional classroom...