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Research and Innovation

Circuit Board

Drive the next big idea: The College of Engineering produces extraordinary engineers, incubates powerful new ideas from research, and fuels innovation. With our world-class laboratory capabilities in power electronics, wave simulation, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, and micro-fluidic device fabrication, our faculty produce cutting-edge research. We lead in several research arenas, including mixed signal integration, machine learning, materials science and engineering, micro-energy and chemical systems, marine energy, earthquake engineering, robotics, and nuclear engineering.

Our faculty are also committed to doing real research, including assistant professor of robotics, Jonathan Hurst, who helped build the world’s fastest running robot. His research at Oregon State is advancing “legged locomotion” capabilities in robots that will someday help disabled people get around.