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A sustainable future: How materials science can make the planet cleaner

For many OSU materials scientists, fighting climate change means finding cleaner energy sources, developing sustainable alternatives to wasteful industry processes, and drawing on unconventional means to reduce the pollution already in the environment.

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Faculty and Staff

Scientists garner innovation awards for cancer and materials research

The Science Research and Innovation Seed awards were given to four multidisciplinary research teams working on cancer diagnostics and materials science.

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Mathematician elected Fellow of American Physical Society for advancing understanding of climate change

Mathematics Professor Juan Restrepo has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Bees love blue fluorescent light, and not just any wavelength will do

Physicist's discovery on light and pollination can have an impact on the $15 billion bee economy.

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Fungi-produced pigment shows promise as semiconductor material

Physicist Oksana Ostroverkhova discovers a semi-conducting material in organic pigment secreted by wood-eating fungi.

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150 years of science for land and sun

Science programs have guided the evolution of research and education at OSU since its 1868 land grant designation.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biophysicist solves molecular motor mystery

Biophysicists discover a motor protein that expands understanding of the evolution and design principle of motor proteins.

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Online Environmental Sciences program ranked No.2 in country

Oregon State’s online and on campus environmental sciences bachelor program is setting high standards for excellence.

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150 years of science for sea and space

Science at Oregon State University has been a trailblazer since OSU's designation as a land-grant college in 1868.

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The significance of OSU's sea-, space-, sun- and land-grant designations

Oregon State University is one of only two universities in the country with Land-, Sea-, Space- and Sun-Grant designations.

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Gamma-ray burst detection just what OSU physicist predicted

More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst – a finding announced today – scientists at Oregon State University predicted such a discovery would occur.

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Materials Science

Sustaining Resources

Materials scientists at Oregon State are working on new energy and environmental applications that will contribute to a healthy planet.