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Graduate Research Symposium 2017


We are pleased to invite you to the 6th Annual Dow Chemical Graduate Research Symposium that will be hosted at The Ohio Union. The event will feature graduate student research poster presentations and talks, as well as networking opportunities between students and industry professionals.

Please see the flyer here.

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce Dr. Mahesh Kumthekar, Vice President of Veritive Corporation, as this year's keynote speaker.

Click here to read his bio.

Past GRS Keynote Speakers

  • 2016 - Dr. Paul Matter, pH Matter
  • 2015 - Dr. Michael Tripplet, Myonexus Therapuetics 
  • 2014 - Dr. Mike Dicken, Battelle
  • 2013 - Rich Brandon, Dow Chemical Co. 

Date and Time

Monday, September 25, 2017

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Schedule of Events

Click here for the 2017 event schedule

GRS 2017 Abstract List 

Click here for the Abstract Book consisting of this year's presentations

Click here for the 2017 Handbook, which contains the presentation schedule and other information 


$200 per attendee 


Please email for registration or general questions:

Modes of Payment

1.  Credit Card - Online payment, link provided below:

2.  Invoice - We can arrange to send an invoice directly to your organization. If you prefer this option, please let us know in your registration email.

Check - Please make checks payable to "The Ohio State University" and mail to:

Scott Osborne
William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
328 CBEC
151 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Questions about payments? Feel free to email us!

Location of the Event

The Blackwell Inn
2110 Tuttle Park Pl.
Columbus, OH 43210 

Where to Stay

Click here for a list of hotels close to the OSU campus.

2014 GRS poster session.

See what others had to say regarding our event

Thank you for hosting the event. It was a wonderful event and I was excited to see all the great research being done at OSU!!

– Ashley Morgan, Owens Corning (Attendee GRS 2016)

It was very well organized and the oral and poster presentations were excellent. This symposium is a great platform for graduate students to network with industry representatives and for industry to be informed of the research conducted in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department.

– Shwetha Ramkumar, ExxonMobil (Attendee GRS 2014)

Previous Attendees 

The research we do helps solve problems in different fields benefiting a wide range of industries. See how we are connected to our industrial partners. The attendees are encouraged to discuss new opportunities for research in different areas with graduate students and faculty.