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Canova and Weimer take on new roles to increase external engagement for center and college

Congratulations to Marcello Canova and Maryn Weimer on their new roles within CAR and the College of Engineering.

Marcello CanovaMarcello CanovaMarcello Canova has been promoted to associate director for research and education at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). In his new role he will serve as the government lead for CAR and work closely with Ohio State’s government relations team to increase participation in federal agency proposals, build relationships with DOE, DOT, NASA, NSF and National labs and build potential opportunities in mobility and transportation related research by highlighting Ohio State’s research capabilities in Washington, DC.




“I am very excited for the opportunity to continue to contribute to the CAR mission,” said Canova. “I will do my very best to work with CAR, the College of Engineering and the University to expand the research and educational activities in the broad area of sustainable mobility.”

Maryn WeimerMaryn WeimerMaryn Weimer has been named mobility director for The Ohio State College of Engineering and the Center for Automotive Research. Weimer will be a mobility advocate for the College of Engineering on a university-wide team to implement and execute clear strategies for research growth centered around sustainable mobility. She will work with Ohio State units to increase Ohio State’s partnerships with corporate, foundation, state and federal entities to identify initiatives that Ohio State is uniquely capable of addressing.

“Ohio State is uniquely positioned to be a leader in mobility – from the very technical research to the advanced research in human behaviors, we are well positioned to pull all of this expertise together and stand on one mobility platform for Ohio State,” said Weimer.