The OSU College of Engineering collaborates with signature research centers and institutes that bring together industry, academia, the investment community, and other key partners. These platforms of cooperation serve as a catalyst for new research and revenue streams that transform ideas into solutions.
Some of our world-class centers and institutes include:
Center for Design of Analog-digital Integrated Circuits: The CDADIC is a university-industry research center established to advance the analysis, design, and methodologies of analog-digital integrated circuits and systems through research and education.
Center for e-Design: The Center for e-Design is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center funded by the National Science Foundation. It matches industry needs with academic resources to produce efficient, effective, and collaborative design processes and accompanying digital tools with the goal of improving the lifecycle of products and systems within a broad range of engineering sectors.
Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry: The CSMC seeks to expand research and development and boost efforts to translate basic-level discoveries into the commercialization of new technologies. Its research focus includes the synthesis and study of solution-based film precursors and films, and their application in the fabrication of high-performance electronic devices.
Collaborative Robotics and Intelligence (CoRIS) Institute: The CoRIS Institute, consisting of 25 interdisciplinary faculty researchers, seeks to advance the theory, design, development, and deployment of robots and intelligence systems while exploring related public policy and ethical questions.
Eco-Informatics Summer Institute: The EISI brings together interdisciplinary groups of students from many universities to work with faculty mentors on research projects that advance knowledge and understanding of old-growth forests, streams, and other native and managed ecosystems at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest.
End Users Shaping Effective Software: The EUSES Consortium, a multi-university collaboration, develops and investigates end-user software engineering technologies.
Energy Efficiency Center:
The Energy Efficiency Center houses the OSU Industrial Assessment Center and offers Rural Energy Audits, OSU facility assessments, and other customized assessments.
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center:
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is a partnership between Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Washington (UW), and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). NNMREC focuses on wave, tidal current, and in-river energy.
An economic catalyst, Oregon BEST connects the state's businesses with a university-based network of shared-user labs and expertise to commercialize and transform sustainable built environment and renewable energy research into on-the-ground products, services, and jobs that power Oregon's green economy.
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute:
ONAMI is Oregon’s first Signature Research Center. A deep collaboration among Oregon universities, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, industry, and the investment community, ONAMI accelerates research and commercialization of materials science and related device and system technologies in Oregon.