About the OSU College of Engineering: The OSU College of Engineering is among the nation's largest and most productive engineering programs. Since 1999, the college has more than tripled its research expenditures to $37.2 million by emphasizing highly collaborative research that solves global problems. It is a leader in signature research areas, including precision health, clean energy, resilient infrastructure and advanced manufacturing; and targeted strategic areas, including robotics, materials research and clean water.

Biofuel production, wearable sensor for the blind highlight Undergraduate Engineering Expo

Producing biofuel from coconut oil, developing hybrid methods to make rocket fuel, creating a wearable sensor for the blind and more than 240 other senior design projects will be on display at the Undergraduate Engineering Expo.

Transistor fabrication onto curved surface means a sharp turn toward better diabetes therapy

Transparent transistors fabricated onto the sharp curves of a tiny glass tube are paving the way toward a therapeutic advance for diabetics.

Photonic crystal features of fossilized algae hold promise for improved food safety testing

Researchers have used the fossilized remains of algae to take a key step toward being able to more sensitively detect harmful contaminants in food.

Combining power of humans, computers key to watershed solutions

An Oregon State University researcher is leading the charge for crowdsourced solutions to complex water management problems.

Improved wastewater treatment technologies hold promise for cost savings, energy production

Improved wastewater treatment methods that lead to cost savings and energy production are part of Oregon State University’s new Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative.

Detection, deterrent system will help eagles, wind turbines coexist better

Researchers have taken a key step toward helping wildlife coexist more safely with wind power generation by demonstrating the success of an impact detection system that uses vibration sensors mounted to turbine blades.

‘Quantum dot’ lighting technology takes forward leap thanks to new superacid treatment

A “superacid” much stronger than automobile battery acid has enabled a key advance toward a new generation of LED lighting that’s safer, less expensive and more user friendly.

Modified, 3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, soft robots

Researchers have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.

OSU professor emeritus elected to prestigious engineering academy

Jose Reyes, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University and founder of NuScale Power, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineers.

Machine-learning research at OSU unlocking molecular cages’ energy-saving potential

Nanosized cages may play a big role in reducing energy consumption in science and industry, and machine-learning research at Oregon State University aims to accelerate the deployment of these remarkable molecules.