Dr. Sayre is an Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research and the Director of Innovation for the Institute for Materials Research at The Ohio State University. He leads the translation of knowledge and assets from the Institute to the market. He is also a Research Associate Professor with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where his interdisciplinary research interests are based in innovation and translating science into products through applied research and polymer engineering science.
Prior to joining Ohio State, Dr. Sayre held the positions of Director of Advanced Materials and Internal Research and Development at Battelle Memorial Institute.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. Polymer Engineering, University of Tennessee
Ph.D. Materials Engineering Science, Virginia Tech
Honors and appointments
- Chair, Visionary Project Advisory Committee for Ohio State Innovation District - 2021
- Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) Award - 2020
- Co-recipient of the Ohio State/Honda Innovation Laboratory Seed Grant - 2019
- Co-lead of Ohio State's Discovery Theme, Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability
Dr. Sayre's interdisciplinary research interests are in translating science and technology into products within the fields of applied mechanics and materials engineering. He is especially focused on applied polymer engineering science, which is the application of scientific principles across various disciplines to solve problems enabled by polymers.
dynamic mechanical analysis
energy absorbing materials
Energy Innovation Lab (EIL)
Mike Huson, IMR Communications Coordinator | April 22, 2021
"Ohio State’s Institute for Materials Research (IMR) worked with Honda to focus the research direction for multiple projects and shape the overall strategy to further energy experimentation.
The relationship grew from an energy agreement signed last year by Ohio State and Honda that secured nearly half a million dollars in financial support to further experimental energy systems research at the university...So far, it has helped launch more than a dozen new research projects that focus on topics ranging from advanced battery development to advanced joining."
'This mutually beneficial agreement with Honda will further efforts at Ohio State that explore new energy storage and conversion devices capable of helping create a sustainable future through research, education and collaboration.' - IMR Director of Innovation Jay Sayre.
In the press at Ohio State
New research strategy shared by Honda and Ohio State advancing energy innovation (2021)
Ohio State’s new M4 Lab utilizes 3D printing to meet needs in clinical medicine (2021)
Emerging Innovation District set to spur economic growth, advance energy research (2021)
Ohio earns designation as Defense Manufacturing Community (2020)
Ohio State researchers explore manufacturing alternatives for critical COVID-19 supplies (2020)
Ohio State coalition develops, delivers 3D-printed swabs for COVID-19 testing (2020)
IMR Director of Innovation Jay Sayre receives OSEP award to support university sustainability goals (2020)
Lab Receives Ohio State/Honda Innovation Lab Seed Grant (2019)
Dr. Jay Sayre Joins IMR and M&MS in New Leadership Role (2016)