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Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

The school is housed primarily in Johnson Hall and Gleeson Hall on the Corvallis campus. The school shares laboratory space at the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute on the HP campus in Corvallis and at the Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility. CBEE also leads efforts for the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure at its Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure site.

► CBEE Research Facilities

Oregon State engineering faculty and students with AP-XPS/STM system

Ambient Pressure Surface Characterization Lab

The APSCL has unique capabilities for preparation and characterization of samples in a range of environments. The APSCL has two main instruments which can be used for a range of surface characterization measurements. The primary capabilities are X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy.

micro computed tomography equipment and devices

OSU microCT User Facility

The microCT lab uses X-ray microtomography to construct high-resolution 3D images of multiphase fluid flow through porous media. The technique allows for the tracking of water, oil, and air movement through a sandstone aquifer. This research is instrumental in improving technologies for oil recovery and decontamination of drinking water reservoirs.

High Speed Monochromator System HS-190 & VASE Module Control VB-400

Oregon Process Innovation Center

Oregon Process Innovation Center for Sustainable Solar Cell Manufacturing serves as a collaborative center for researchers in the photovoltaic industry and academia to develop innovative processes for sustainable manufacturing and a resource for developing next-generation solar cell manufacturing processes.

Civil and Construction Engineering

While at CCE, graduate students conduct their research in first-rate facilities. The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is one of the world’s largest and most technically advanced laboratories for coastal research. Our Driving and Bicycling Simulator is one of only a few such facilities where a driver and cyclist can interact in the same virtual environment. Additionally, the school is launching a revolutionary new 40,000-square-foot research facility.

► CCE Research Facilities

Running an experiment in the Hinsdale Wave Lab

Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory provides research and testing at the largest nearshore experimental facility at an academic institution in the U.S. The building is situated on the main campus and houses the Large Wave Flume and Directional Wave Basin.

Oregon BEST Green Building Materials Laboratory

Infrastructure Materials Laboratories

Our Infrastructure Material Laboratories consist of four research facilities specially designed and equipped with state-of-the art equipment for advanced characterization of a wide range of infrastructure materials. These laboratories provide advanced tools and expertise for the pursuit of industrial and academic research.

Engineering researcher in driving simulator

Driving and Bicycling Simulator Facilities

Researchers study transportation operations and safety issues from a multimodal perspective. The high fidelity simulators allow researchers to evaluate scenarios that would not be practically possible in other experimental mediums while simultaneously controlling for extraneous variables.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Kelley Engineering Center is the home to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Research facilities include an energy systems facility that works with machines and drives, power electronics, hybrid electric vehicles, power systems and renewables. The graphics and image technologies lab supports research related to computer graphics and vision. There is also a dedicated lab for the simulation and design of RF/analog mixed-signal communication circuits and systems.

► EECS Research Facilities

applied magnetic lab equipment

Applied Magnetics Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art commercial and unique custom instruments to characterize magnetic nanoparticles and thin films. It also maintains dedicated deposition tools in a cleanroom for fabricating high-quality magnetic devices and thin films.

Wallace energy systems and renewable

Wallace Energy Systems and Renewables Facility

The WESRF provides research, testing and consulting services related to motors, generators, adjustable speed drives, power electronics, power supplies, power quality, industrial process equipment, power systems and renewables.

High speed computing facility

High-Performance Computing Center

The College of Engineering is accelerating its work in artificial intelligence, robotics, driverless vehicles and other areas by acquiring six advanced NVIDIA systems that give the college some of the most powerful computing resources among universities worldwide.

Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Research facilities support six signature areas: advanced manufacturing; design; energy systems and sustainability; next-generation materials and devices; production, service, and human systems; and robotics. MIME has one of the largest academic mechanical engineering design research labs in the United States. Labs are found on both the Corvallis and Cascades campuses.

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Oregon State Coris Institute Graff Hall

Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute

The mission at CoRIS is to study the theory, design, development and deployment of robots and intelligent systems in both the physical world and virtual environments. The institute’s researchers focus on robotics and artificial intelligence.

OSU MIME Research faciltiies

Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute

ATAMI is equipped for microsystems fabrication, materials characterization and new materials development. The facility supports research in hierarchical product and process development, chemical process intensification and arrayed microfluidic applications, advanced, and advanced manufacturing processes.

Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility Lab worker

Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility

MaSC is a comprehensive resource that serves as both an open user facility and an innovation center. Faculty and staff provide deep experience in thin-film deposition, device fabrication, and materials analysis, serving as a hub for materials and device development.

Nuclear Science and Engineering

One of 31 operating research reactors in the U.S. resides at Oregon State’s Radiation Center, which houses the school’s classrooms, laboratories, and facilities. We’re best known for our large-scale test facilities including the NuScale Power prototype, and the High Temperature Test Facility.

► NSE Research Facilities

Oregon State TRIGA reactor

Oregon State TRIGA Reactor

OSTR is a water-cooled research reactor which uses low-enriched uranium/zirconium-hydride fuel elements in a circular grid array. TRIGA stands for Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics. The reactor is used for training students, various research projects and isotope production.

Equipment used at Oregon State College of Engineering

Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility

The HMFTF is a large-scale thermal-hydraulic separate effects test facility located in the Advanced Nuclear Systems Engineering Laboratory. The facility operates under an NQA-1 compliant quality assurance program and is currently listed on the Idaho National Laboratory Quality Supplier List as a level 1 supplier.

Nuclear science High Temperature Test Facility

High Temperature Test Facility

The HTTF is a one-quarter scale test facility model of the Modular High Temperature Gas Reactor. The facility is configured to simulate a variety of postulated depressurized conduction cool down, pressurized conduction cool down, and normal operations events.