Ready to Hear From You

The Federal Research Network welcomes all inquiries from the public. We’re especially eager to hear from Ohio businesses and other private sector entities that have promising ideas or intellectual property they’d like to commercialize, are interested in collaborating with our Centers of Excellence on research projects, or need assistance and/or academic partners in pursuit of federal funding opportunities.

But please note: We are not an investment fund. The bulk of our financial resources, entrusted to us by the Ohio legislature, is already earmarked for various projects identified by our many partners and collaborators. We are charged with being careful stewards of those funds.

For More Information on the Federal Research Network Contact:

Robert Tanner, OFRN Executive Director
4035 Colonel Glenn Highway
Beavercreek OH 45431

Becky Mescher, OFRN Program Coordinator
4035 Colonel Glenn Highway
Beavercreek OH 45431

Commercialization, Workforce Development and Industry Outreach:

Contact Becky Mescher to be connected with someone who can assist with your organization’s needs

To Contact One of our Centers of Excellence:

Human Performance & Health Sciences COE

COE Lead: Wright State University
Dr. Viktoria Greanya

Propulsion & Power COE

COE Lead: Ohio State University
Dr. Meyer Benzakein

Energy Storage & Integration COE

COE Lead: Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Rohan Alkolkar

Materials & Manufacturing COE

COE Lead: University of Dayton
Dr. John Leland
Steve Szaruga


COE Lead: Wright State University & Ohio State University
Dr. Brian Rigling
Dr. Christopher Ball


COE Lead: Ohio University
Dr. Trent Skidmore
Dr. Shawn Ostermann