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more than 230 professional researchers

leading more than 1,275 graduate students

each with a story to tell 

From the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, this is "Engineering Out Loud"—a podcast telling the stories of how our research and innovation here are helping change the world out there


Season 4: Partners in Research 

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Season 4, Episode 6: Collaboration to Catch Hackers

Cyberattacks are getting more frequent, bigger, and more destructive. New research at Oregon State University aims to stop hackers by combining the muscle power of artificial intelligence with the brains of cybersecurity experts. The project is led by Galois Inc. and includes collaborators at University of Edinburgh and Synaptiq.

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Alan Fern, professor of computer science, (right) and his a Ph.D. student, Amran Siddiqui (left) are advancing methods of detecting cyberattacks known as advanced persistent threats.

Alan Fern, professor of computer science, (right) and his Ph.D. student, Amran Siddiqui (left) are advancing methods of detecting cyberattacks known as advanced persistent threats.


Season 4, Episode 5: Partners in Preparing for the Big One

How can we prepare most effectively for the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake? An interactive website called O-HELP, developed by Oregon State researchers, zooms in to any point in Oregon and displays the various risks, giving planning agencies, utilities, and individuals a head start.

Landslide expert Ben Leshchinsky and earthquake expert Michael Olsen

Earthquake expert Michael Olsen (right), associate professor of geomatics in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering and co-principal investigator of O-HELP discusses the Big One with landslide expert Ben Leshchinsky, assistant professor of geotechnical engineering in the College of Forestry and the School of Civil and Construction Engineering.

Season 4, Episode 4: Partners in Extreme Wave Modeling

How do you forecast and model huge waves in the open ocean? As part of the National Marine Renewable Energy Center, researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Washington are modeling and forecasting extreme waves to help inform wave energy technology.

Oregon State faculty member Tuba Ozkan-Haller Tuba Ozkan-Haller heads up the Oregon State Nearshore Modeling Group. She's the associate dean for faculty advancement and research in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and a professor in the College of Engineering's School of Civil and Construction Engineering.

Season 4, Episode 3: Partners in Nuclear Power

Is it possible to revolutionize nuclear power in the United States? Oregon State Nuclear Engineering Professor Jose Reyes cofounded NuScale Power to do just that. He's joined by fellow Oregon State Nuclear Engineering Professors Qiao Wu and Todd Palmer to discuss NuScale's revolutionary design and its test facility here on campus.

Oregon State Professors Qiao Wu (left) and Jose Reyes. Reyes is also the Co-founder and CTO of NuScale Power.

Oregon State Nuclear Engineering Professors Qiao Wu (left) and Jose Reyes discuss NuScale Power's ongoing research at Oregon State. Reyes is the co-founder and chief technology officer of NuScale Power.

Season 4, Episode 2: Partners in Networking Speed

Are faster networks with more users and devices possible? Researchers at Oregon State with help from Tektronix are advancing technologies to push the boundaries of speed in data collection and transmission. Matt Johnston, Arun Natarajan, and Tejasvi Anand explain their research that spans the networking chain from sensors to wireless and wired transmission. 

Matt Johnston, Tejasvi Anand, and Arun Natarajan discuss collaborations in their state-of-the-art Analog/Mixed Signal Lab that was recently upgraded with help from Tektronix.

Matt Johnston, Tejasvi Anand, and Arun Natarajan discuss collaborations in their state-of-the-art Analog/Mixed Signal Lab that was recently upgraded with help from Tektronix.

Season 4, Episode 1: Chemical Bonds--Forging Partnerships with Thailand's PTT

Goran Jovanovic, professor of chemical engineering at Oregon State, was interested in finding ways to convert carbon dioxide into useful products using renewable energy. When the U.S. Department of Energy rejected a proposal in 2005, Jovanovic sent out an email to former Ph.D. students around the world, looking for potential collaborators. A copy of that email landed in the inbox of Thana Sornchamni, leading to an enduring and mutually beneficial partnership with PTT, Thailand’s biggest industrial giant. 

Professor Goran Jovanovic


Season Three: Environmental and Human Health

Season Two: Engineering for Inclusivity 

Season One: Data Science and Engineering


The Team

Engineering Out Loud is produced by: Jens Odegaard, Krista Klinkhammer, Rachel Robertson, Steve Frandzel, Keith Hautala, and Owen Perry. Photography and marketing by Gale Sumida and  Johanna Carson. Audio editing is provided by Brian Blythe. Artwork and graphic design by Jack Forkey. Additional support is provided by Megan Kilgore. 

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