lab workThe 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.

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 Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering: The NACSE develops interactive, web-based tools to make large biological, environmental, and climate databases more useful to practicing scientists and engineers.
Pacific Marine Energy Center: The Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) is a partnership between Oregon State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. PMEC focuses on wave, tidal current, and in-river energy.
VertueLab: VertueLab partners with funders and innovators in clean technologies to make a global environmental impact. Through a series of focused programs and funding opportunities, VertueLab advances promising technologies to market while helping innovators find the resources they need to move their vision forward.
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.