Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Yuanzhe Liang

Dr. Yuanzhe Liang is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. Prof. Liang holds a B.S. degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, an M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Material Science and Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Upon completing his Ph.D., Prof. Liang conducted postdoctoral training at Stanford University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Standing tall in the Silicon Forest

Photos by Karl Maasdam

The College of Engineering is leading efforts to build a sustainable semiconductor ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering has been at the heart of the Silicon Forest for decades. That hub of microchip manufacturing and innovation has grown up and outward from its corner of Oregon to become a vital part of the semiconductor industry, with significant impact in the Pacific Northwest.

From beef stew to biologics

Photos by Johanna Carson

Oregon Freeze Dry is expanding its operations in the biopharmaceutical sphere, aiming to take a bite out of a $400 billion global market that includes vaccines and biotherapeutics. Last fall, the company opened a state-of-the-art $7.5 million development and clinical supply facility at its headquarters in Albany.

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