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Oregon State receives $3M from U.S. Dept. of Energy to explore a more sustainable battery

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to an Oregon State University College of Science researcher to lead the development of a new, high-energy-density battery that does not rely on rare elements.

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College of Science

Murdock grant to advance innovations in digital chemical discovery and manufacturing

A pivotal Oregon State chemistry project – funded by a $493K grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust – will create a distinctive collaboration center for academic and industrial researchers that will bring synthetic chemistry into the digital age.

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Faculty and Staff

Oregon State University leads push to include innovation, entrepreneurship in faculty promotion, tenure criteria

Culminating a project led by chemist Rich Carter, leaders from 67 universities and 13 national organizations have unanimously voted to approve a set of recommendations for recognizing innovation and entrepreneurial achievements among the criteria for higher education faculty promotion and tenure.

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Chemistry

Chemist famous for historic discovery of blue pigment receives NSF award to look for new red

Mas Subramanian, distinguished professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has received a special $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the holy grail of color research: an inorganic red pigment that’s vivid, safe and durable.

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Chemistry

Chemist makes key advance toward production of important biofuel

An international research collaboration, led by Kyriakos Stylianou, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels. The researchers are now looking to partner with industry to try to scale up the separation method using the new metal organic framework, says Stylianou, the study’s corresponding author. If it scales well, it could be an important milestone on the road toward non-reliance on fossil fuels.  

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Chemistry

New chemistry professor develops a way to curb CO2 emissions

Chemist Kyriakos Stylianou has developed new carbon capture materials to reduce emissions from anthropogenic sources.

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Chemistry

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

An international team co-led by chemist Kyriakos Stylianou has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions.

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Chemistry

Chemist awarded NSF grant to study incorporating innovation into promotion and tenure criteria for higher education faculty

The $438K NSF grant has the potential to cause a fundamental shift in how faculty are incentivized and rewarded for their research endeavors.

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Chemistry

Proton transport ‘highway’ may pave way to better high-power batteries

Chemist Xiulei (David) Ji and his team have found that a chemical mechanism first described more than two centuries ago can revolutionize energy storage.

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Students

Meet our Class of 2021

Twenty five percent of freshmen are the first in their family to attend college, 23 percent are underrepresented minorities, and the College has the highest ever number of high achieving students in this incoming class: 37.6 percent.

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Chemistry

New blue pigment discovered at Oregon State earns EPA approval

The vibrant YInMn blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University by chemist Mas Subramanian has been approved for commercial sale by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Student Success

Science students awarded second highest number of scholarships at OSU

Science students receive second highest number of scholarships at OSU totaling more than $7.5 million, more than triple the amount awarded in 2015.