World class facilities: Whether the goal is to help coastal towns prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis, or to develop nano-technologies that make greater energy efficiency possible. Two of the college’s buildings—the Kelley Engineering Center and Kearney Hall—have achieved LEED Gold certification.
Our wave energy linear test bed is one of the best in the country, and our radiation center is the only one of its kind in the western United States. Here you will find information on the spaces and buildings where research happens. Feel free to learn more about some of our standout facilities that help our researches make an impact in Oregon and beyond.
College of Engineering Research Facilities
The Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation was initially established in 1962 as the Transportation Research Institute. The Kiewit Center serves as the umbrella organization for almost all research within the School of Civil and Construction Engineering.
Managed by Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the MBI develops micro- and nano-technologies for sustainable energy, healthy environments and improved lives. To learn more about the MBI, see a story and video on the institute's world-class capabilities.
The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is home to the national tsunami wave center and leads research and education in coastal engineering and nearshore science.
The Radiation Center is a unique facility which serves the entire Oregon State University Campus as well as other Oregon universities and numerous institutions of higher education throughout the nation. Located within the Radiation Center are offices and laboratory facilities for the OSU Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics.
The WESRF conducts research, testing and consulting services related to machines and drives, power electronics, hybrid electric vehicles, power systems and renewables. The Wave Energy Linear Test Bed provides a platform for studies of direct-drive ocean wave energy prototypes.