Facilities and Equipment


The ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is a premier university center in the College of Engineering devoted to world-class electromagnetic scattering, antennas, propagation, remote sensing, wireless, signal processing, sensor fusion, THz, and photonics research areas.​

Established in 1941, ESL is one of the oldest and largest Radio Frequency (RF) /Optics laboratories in the United States. The center is comprised of 15 faculty, 12 researchers, 10 administrative staff, 77 graduate students, and 13 undergraduate students. And every summer several undergrads are recruited from diverse backgrounds to gain research experience at our center.

The ESL Complex consists of two buildings housed at the OSU Columbus west campus:

  • A 20,000-square-foot, 70-year-old building.
  • A 40,000-square-foot building that was occupied in April 2011.


Electromagnetic and RF Technologies

Our faculty, research scientists, and students are involved in all aspects of electromagnetic and RF technologies, including:
  • Antenna engineering
  • Bio-nanotechnology and nano-imprinting
  • Bio-Optics
  • Computational methods and design
  • Electromagnetic compatibility and interference
  • Ground penetrating radar systems
  • Measurements Techniques
  • Micro-device modeling
  • Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Multi-physics engineering
  • Packaging and interconnect design
  • Photonics
  • Propagation and radar scattering
  • Radar imaging
  • Remote sensing
  • RF integrated circuits (RFICs) and systems
  • RF materials & characterization
  • Satellite and ultra-wide-band width communications
  • Sensor fusion
  • Signal processing
  • THz Imaging & spectroscopy