The Ohio State University
Director's Welcome

Welcome to The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) where we educate future automotive leaders. The center was established in 1991 as an interdisciplinary center focusing on research, technology, and education. The center's faculty, staff, and students believe in:

  • Excellence and innovation in research, technology, and education
  • Worldwide dissemination of knowledge
  • Teamwork and synergy among traditional disciplines
  • Responding to the needs of our clients and partners
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Establishing and adopting best practices
  • Community engagement and outreach

Research activities focus on energy, safety, and the environment. The cross-cutting focus of OSU CAR recognizes the critical importance of system integration and interdisciplinary thinking that is required in the development of future automotive systems. Focus is on preparing a new generation of engineers capable of leading system integration projects. Program graduates are highly sought by the automotive industry on the strength of an interdisciplinary preparation that emphasizes integration among the disciplines of energy systems, electromechanical systems, modeling and simulation, and sensing actuation and control, while providing depth in fields such as combustion, fluid and thermal sciences, electro-mechanics, control systems, and software engineering. Moreover, OSU CAR offers state-of-the-art facilities that place it as one of the leading automotive research centers in the United States. In closing, OSU CAR is a catalyst to leveraging federal and industrial resources and programs toward achieving the objective of educating a new generation of automotive system engineers with a deep understanding of the technologies underlying advanced automotive systems.

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Giorgio Rizzoni