This piece originally appeared in NNSA’s 2022 Academic Programs Annual.
Imagine a system of interconnected sensors and devices that can monitor a person’s health and alert them to seek treatment before a heart attack.
A future where Internet of Things technologies are predictive, rather than reactive, is the goal of the Pervasive Personalized Intelligence Center, a partnership between Oregon State University and the University of Colorado Boulder with several industry members.
MIME seniors Christopher Houck, Michael Klopfenstein, and Ruiqing Li.
Tricia Salcido had a problem.
As CEO of Philomath, Oregon-based Softstar Shoes – which makes “minimal” shoes, designed to allow natural, “barefoot-like” movement – she holds the quality of her company’s product paramount. When she identified an inconsistency in the manufacturing process that could lead to soles detaching over time, she needed a solution.
Luckily, answers lay just a few miles down the road, at Oregon State University.
Below the ground, unseen, the backbone of modern civilization is starting to crumble.
From small towns to megacities worldwide, bacteria in wastewater are destroying sewers, pipelines, and treatment plants. The phenomenon, known as microbial-induced corrosion, impacts any community that produces wastewater.
Although there is no standard test method to assess the extent of this corrosion, Oregon State engineers are designing a safer, quicker, more accurate test of products used to prevent it.
Houssam Abbas (right) works with students on building a one-tenth scale autonomous race car in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. Photo by Hannah O'Leary.
As the world becomes more dependent on the safe operation of autonomous vehicles and medical devices, the research in testing such systems becomes more critical. The challenge of developing control and verification algorithms for such safety-critical systems is what excites Houssam Abbas about his work.
And although his research begins with theory, it is more than that.
For the first (and last) time, Global Formula Racing brought three cars to competition.
Global Formula Racing — the partnership between Oregon State University and German university DHBW Ravensburg— has a storied and stellar track record. Since 2010, the team has racked up multiple top-10 finishes in race cars designed and built from the ground up.
At the heart of Oregon State University’s pursuit of excellence are faculty — scholars and educators who advance knowledge while teaching, challenging, and guiding students. These are the individuals in whom Oregon State’s mission lives and breathes.
Jim Stasiak and Professor Pallavi Dhagat meet in the Applied Magnetics Lab at Oregon State to discuss the progress of their project to print electric and magnetic devices. Photo by Hannah O'Leary.
“I have a vison of printing an entire robot that would walk off the printer,” said Pallavi Dhagat, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University and president of the IEEE Magnetics Society.