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Professor Bharat Bhushan Received the 2017 Innovators Award from The College of Engineering


Each year, the College of Engineering honors faculty members for their outstanding teaching and research. 

On April 27, Professor Bharat Bhushan, Howard D. Winbigler Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar, was awarded the 2017 Innovators Award.

Professor Bhushan was recognized for his original, creative and innovative research and development of bioinspired liquiphilic/phobic surfaces for commercial applications. 

This award is presented each year to an individual or team who best demonstrate innovation in the development of a product and/or technology originating from the Ohio State research enterprise.

As an internationally recognized expert on bio/nanotribology and bio/nanomechanics using scanning probe microscopy, Professor Bhushan is considered a pioneer of the tribology and mechanics of magnetic storage devices. He has authored eight scientific books, more than 90 handbook chapters, more than 800 scientific papers and more than 60 technical reports. Additionally, Bhushan has edited more than 50 books and holds more than 25 U.S. and foreign patents.

He is co-editor of the Springer NanoScience and Technology series, co-editor of Microsystem Technologies and a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) journal. He has given more than 400 invited presentations on six continents and more than 200 keynote and plenary addresses at major international conferences. 

Bhushan directs Ohio State’s Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, and he serves as an affiliated faculty member for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy.