Mobility at The Ohio State University

Driving towards next generation mobility systems

Ohio State researchers are driving innovation towards next generation mobility systems that move people, goods and services efficiently, safely, equitably, and sustainably. With expertise that spans engineering, physical sciences, data, agricultural and environmental sciences, business, health, and human behavior, Ohio State is at the leading edge of research that will transition today’s legacy fossil fuel-based transportation system into an integrated mobility ecosystem utilizing smart grid-connected vehicles.  

Distinguishing Strengths

  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Electric Propulsion Systems and Control
  • Electric Vehicle Charging and Infrastructure
  • Vehicle Connectivity and Automation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Safety and Injury Biomechanics
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Unmatched Facilities for Testing and Validation
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Advanced Aeronautical Propulsion
  • Air Traffic Management for Unmanned Systems
  • Position Navigation, and Timing
  • Multi-modal Transportation Systems
  • Industry Partnerships, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development

To learn more or connect with Ohio State smart mobility researchers, please contact the Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge.

Facts and Figures

$100M+ Annual research expenditures

100+ Research faculty and staff across a variety of mobility disciplines

500+ Student mobility researchers

Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes

Faculty Spotlight

Marcelo Dapino

Marcelo Dapino is the Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he holds the rank of professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is also director of the Smart Vehicle Concepts Center, a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center.


Dr. Dapino has been an active member of the smart materials community for over 20 years and has over 130 journal articles and 9 book chapters authored with students and other collaborators.


Connect with Prof. Dapino