About the OSU College of Engineering: The OSU College of Engineering is among the nation's largest and most productive engineering programs. Since 2010, the college has more than doubled its research awards to $56.8 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.

Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Solar energy researchers at Oregon State University are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.

For university classrooms, are telepresence robots the next best thing to being there?

Telepresence robots help university students learning remotely to feel more a part of the class, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

Comedy club performances provide insights on how robots, humans connect via humor

Standup comedian Jon the Robot likes to tell his audiences that he does lots of auditions but has a hard time getting bookings. “They always think I’m too robotic,” he deadpans.

OSU research paves way to improved cleanup of contaminated groundwater

Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free, research by Oregon State University shows.

Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality, diagnosing disease

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath.

Oregon State University receives $1.8 million to improve worker training in manufacturing

Karl Haapala of the Oregon State University College of Engineering has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help ensure that current and future workers in the manufacturing sector have access to high-quality engineering education and technical training.

Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by developing a better means of modeling the destructive force of tsunami waves.

OSU College of Engineering accelerates research, teaching with $2.6 million investment in AI computing resources

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is accelerating its work in artificial intelligence, robotics, driverless vehicles and other areas by acquiring six advanced NVIDIA systems that give the college some of the most powerful computing resources among universities worldwide.

How much water do snowpacks hold? OSU finds a better way to answer the question

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists.

OSU researchers develop eco-friendly, commercially viable pressure-sensitive adhesives

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option in making items such as sticky notes, postage stamps and bandages.  

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