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Facilities, Centers and Services

Light sculptures hanging along the stairs of the Linus Pauling Science Center.

Faculty and students in the chemistry department at Oregon State University have easy access to state-of-the-art facilities, including electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, NMR, X-ray diffractometers and a variety of material synthesis and characterization instruments. Dedicated staff members of each facility are available for consultation, sample processing and measurements, and in many cases, assistance with data analysis. Training opportunities are also offered to those interested — both inside and outside the university. In some cases, for-credit courses may also be offered to students and interested parties. Innovation, renovation and upgrade have always been a central feature of these facilities, which have helped foster successful spin-off companies and research centers.