ECE Collaborations: SIMCenter

Posted: May 22, 2017

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering often utilizes the expertise of laboratories and centers across The Ohio State University to accomplish its research and innovation goals.

The SIMCenter at Ohio State is an interdisciplinary research center advancing the virtual simulation and modeling of product performance and manufacturing processes in the College of Engineering.

Located in Smith Laboratory, the SIMCenter mission is to advance computer-aided engineering techniques in research, design, and manufacturing. It combines expertise from several College of Engineering departments - mechanical and aerospace, electrical, welding, chemical and biomolecular, materials science, and integrated system, as well as a partnership with the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

The center's primary relationships are with faculty and industry, but undergraduate and graduate students have a presence too. Students wishing to access SIMCenter resources for academic use can have a research advisor or academic instructor make the request via email to

Each Spring semester SIMCenter solicits resumes from high caliber undergraduate students for internship positions.

According to the center, opportunities with ECE faculty members are currently limited, but there are often opportunities for students looking to explore research outside their major.

Affiliated faculty associated with the SIMCenter get:
•    Access to software
•    Continuous OSC access that doesn’t have to be written into each proposal
•    A core team of application experts (many with Co-PI status) available to help with any step along the way
•    Industry connections 

To learn more about a collaboration with the SIMCenter, contact Sever at:

(614) 292-5005 or