Michael Hudoba, Assistant Professor, Engineering
Michael Hudoba, Ph. D., moved from Canfield, Ohio in 2005 to begin his undergraduate career in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He graduated magna cum laude and began working towards his master’s degree in 2009 with a focus of user-centered product design. In 2011, he was asked to be Carlos Castro’s first graduate student in the Nanoengineering and Biodesign Lab at OSU where his researched focused on the development, characterization and implementation of DNA based nanomachines to measure forces in biological systems using a process known as DNA origami. In 2015, he created the OSU Marching Band’s famous Script Ohio out of DNA, earning him a Guinness World Record. He was awarded his Ph.D. in December 2016.
Hudoba spends much of his free time involved with different educational outreach programs, volunteering with different STEM educational programs throughout Columbus. In 2013, he teamed up with United Skates of America to develop a STEM educational program for school field trips to teach young students the connection between STEM concepts and roller-skating, which included traveling around the country to promote the program and help train other instructors how to teach the lessons. In his free time, you can find him at the movies or the bowling alley.
NBC4 Columbus, July 27, 2017
The News-Herald, Oct. 20, 2015
Affiliations & Awards
- Guinness World Record for biological design, 2015
- Hayes Graduate Research Forum, 1st Place, 2013
- Sigma Xi Ohio State University Chapter Executive Board, 2013-present
- BIOMOD graduate mentor, 2012-2014
- American Society for Engineering Education OSU Student Chapter founding member, 2010
- Education outreach programs for young students throughout Columbus schools, 2010-present