The Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility (MaSC) is a comprehensive resource that serves as both an open user facility and an innovation center. MaSC faculty and staff provide deep experience in thin-film deposition, device fabrication, and materials analysis, serving as a hub for materials and device development on the Oregon State University campus.
Oregon State's inorganic materials research has recently elicited worldwide interest in areas including transparent transistors, inorganic photoresists, and blue pigments. These developments and recent hiring of numerous top-flight researchers have positioned MaSC for growth in industrial research engagement. The collaboratory is transforming research and education at Oregon State, while creating an engine for economic impact through job creation, new ventures, and company partnerships. Strategic partners, including other university researchers, industry, and national laboratories, co-locate and collaborate with MaSC researchers.
For external users, MaSC is the gateway to materials and device synthesis and characterization on the Oregon State campus. MaSC intensively partners with industry to foster novel technologies, transforming new concepts to reality.