FY 23 Research Funding Highlights

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is the nation’s seventh-largest engineering college and a proven leader in research, with impacts that extend statewide, regionally, nationally, and globally. Research conducted here expands knowledge and creates use-inspired solutions in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced manufacturing, clean water, materials science, sustainable energy, high-performance computing, resilient infrastructure, and health-related engineering.

Turning dirty water into clean energy

Doctoral student Ashley Berninghaus (left) and Associate Professor Tyler Radniecki prepare to test a cost-effective process for converting wastewater into renewable energy.

Tyler Radniecki, associate professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University, is partnering with local water utilities and municipalities on strategies for enhancing wastewater treatment processes that could result in lower costs, cheaper sources of renewable energy, and, ultimately, cleaner water for everyone.

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