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Our Faculty

Making a better world through science

female professor and students working together on lab assignment

Biochemist Elisar Barbar works with students to conduct NIH and NSF funded studies on the assembly, structure, and function of large protein complexes using a combination of NMR, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and other methods.

Our faculty are leaders in their fields working at the intersection of the biological, mathematical, physical and data sciences. They are recognized for doing research at the forefront of science—making contributions to society that help cement OSU's place as a top 1.5% university in the world.

Here you'll find professors and students working together to investigate, explore and make discoveries with far-reaching impacts. Our innovative scientists and students solve critical problems, from energy conservation and ecosystem survival to healthy aging and clean water supplies.

National and global excellence


National Academy of Science members


MacArthur “Genius” Fellows


National Science Foundation CAREER Awardees


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

19 Distinguished University Professors, the most of any college at OSU

Leading scholars and researchers

Many College of Science faculty have earned prestigious awards and honors bestowed by academic and professional societies, foundations and other civic organizations. Among these are active and emeriti faculty who hold membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, distinguished faculty and endowed professors.

Leaders in our key areas of distinction

Faculty working in our leading areas of research are vital to the health of human and animal life on our planet and provide fertile grounds for innovative solutions to address the most pressing problems of the 21st century.

Meet all of our faculty

Explore all the College of Science faculty who are advancing science and preparing the next generation of scientists. Their breadth of expertise and life experiences of our faculty fuel the dynamic learning environment in the College. Find faculty to collaborate with.