Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed

Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, commercial institutions and markets needed to bring solar electricity to their communities.

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. 

Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

Key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, allowing the impeccable control over atoms that’s required to manufacture small features in electronic circuits.

Glucose-monitoring contact lens would feature transparent sensor

Type 1 diabetes patients may one day be able to monitor their blood glucose levels and even control their insulin infusions via a transparent sensor on a contact lens.

Grand opening of Johnson Hall planned at OSU

Johnson Hall, a new, $40 million facility that will be home to the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 23.

New technology could improve use of small-scale hydropower in developing nations

OSU engineers have created a new software package that should help people in developing nations make better use of small scale hydropower to produce electricity.

OSU to issue RFI on ship project after design completion

The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel to replenish the United States academic fleet is complete and OSU will issue an RFI to shipyards interested in the vessel construction phase.

Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass

OSU engineers are working toward a new type of tooth filling using "bioactive glass" that may help them last longer and resist decay.

Gift establishes professorship in "humanitarian engineering" at Oregon State

Oregon State University’s humanitarian engineering program now has one of the nation’s only endowed professorships in this emerging field.

OSU to outfit undersea gliders to "think like a fish"

OSU researchers have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will allow them to outfit a pair of undersea gliders with acoustical sensors to make them "think like a fish."