At the Department of Chemistry, our passions are broad and far-reaching. Our researchers have access to world-class facilities that help them solve critical problems. Our students come from all over the world, and we create experiences for them that go beyond the classroom. Whether it’s providing study abroad opportunities, internships, or the chance to work alongside faculty, our job is to help scientists build a promising future.



The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University has its roots in one of the oldest and most respected chemical engineering departments in the Western United States, established in 1917. The school has 31 tenured and tenure-track faculty members who pursue a variety of research and teaching activities. Our Bachelor of Science and Honors Bachelor of Science programs in chemical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Our graduate program offers M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in chemical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering.



Research undertaken within NNCI facilities is incredibly broad, with applications in electronics, materials, biomedicine, energy, geosciences, environmental sciences, consumer products, and many more. The toolsets of sites are designed to accommodate explorations that span the continuum from materials and processes through devices and systems. Micro/nano fabrication, conducted in cleanroom environments, as well as extensive characterization capabilities, will provide resources for both top-down and bottom-up approaches to nanoscale science and engineering.


Anton Paar produces high-end measuring and laboratory instruments for industry and research. It is the world leader in the measurement of density, concentration and CO2 and in the field of rheometry. Other areas of specialty are: Petroleum testing, microwave synthesis, viscometry, polarimetry, refractometry, X-ray scattering, sample preparation and surface characterization. 



We advance Oregon State University's teaching, research, and outreach goals by supporting graduate students in all aspects of their education. Our goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed.  Together with graduate faculty, we provide financial support for our students to ensure that we attract the very best and brightest students to advance our research agenda.  We provide opportunities for our students to acquire the skills that they will need to be successful in their future career.  And we ensure that every program is engaged in continuous improvement so that our students can be assured of the highest quality graduate education available anywhere in the world.


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Since its inception in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, with hundreds of major innovations to their credit, the Rigaku Group of Companies are world leaders in the fields of general X-ray diffraction (XRD), thin film analysis (XRF, XRD and XRR), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (TXRF, EDXRF and WDXRF), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), protein and small molecule X-ray crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray optics, semiconductor metrology (TXRF, XRF, XRD and XRR), X-ray sources, computed tomography, nondestructive testing and thermal analysis.



The European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry publishes Full Papers, Communications, and Minireviews from the entire spectrum of inorganic, organometallic, bioinorganic, and solid-state chemistry.


Headed by the Vice President for Research, administrators, and staff help advance the success of the entire OSU research enterprise by facilitating the rigorous pursuit of discovery, scholarship, and innovation while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

Research Office Contacts



Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD)
Supports research development and commercialization of University intellectual property, focusing on the protection and transfer of intellectual property through license, confidentiality and material transfer agreements. The bridge between researchers and commercial entities, from Oregon-based startups to large international companies.

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
Ensures compliance with ethical and legal responsibilities in research involving animal care and use, biosafety, chemical safety, scientific diving and boating, radiation safety,  and conflict of interest. ORI includes the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest (COI), Scientific Boating and Scientific Diving.

Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA)
Central responsibility for proposal submission for sponsored research, scholarship, instructional and other activities, and research compliance as it relates to sponsored activities. Functions include proposal review, monitoring institutional compliance with terms and conditions, official institutional signatory, policy and procedure development, training, compliance activities related to research administration, and general funding opportunity assistance.

Office for Research Development (ORD)

ORD manages the Research Equipment Reserve Fund program, and coordination of “limited submission" opportunities.

Research in Colleges, Centers and Institutes
With a transdisciplinary approach to addressing the world’s pressing issues, OSU researchers collaborate to advance the science of sustainable earth ecosystems; improve human health and wellness; and promote economic growth and social progress.