Seeing frost form on your computer parts would usually be cause for alarm – but not for the members of OSU Overclockers. Frost is to be expected when the key ingredient of your cooling system is liquid nitrogen.
Geoff Hollinger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled “Topological Planning in Information Space for Intelligent Robotic Systems."
How can we help in the fight against Parkinson’s disease? Harriet Nembhard, and her colleagues developed a sensor system to detect the disease early on, opening the door to earlier treatment and improved quality of life.
Can we improve robot hands by watching people try to use them as their own? How can we design a water treatment system for the developing world that takes the end user into account? Can we reduce collisions between eagles and wind turbines?
Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.
In 2015, Alex Hagmüller (’09 B.S. Mechanical Engineering) co-founded Aquaharmonics, a wave energy converter company, with Max Ginsburg (’10 B.S. Electrical Computer Engineering). After winning a $1.5M Wave Energy Prize, they were awarded up to $5M.
Until now, small UAVs have run solely on batteries — limiting their flight time to a matter of minutes. Chris Hagen, associate professor of energy systems engineering at OSU-Cascades, in Bend, set out to change that.
Warm-air blowers that keep patients at a safe temperature also interfere with operating room ventilation systems, potentially making it easier for microbial skin colonizers to cause infection at surgical sites.
Jill Lewis ’11, structures certification engineer at SpaceX, is the technical interface for all things ‘structures’ between SpaceX designers and analysts and their biggest customers: NASA and the U.S. Air Force.
Public transit planners throughout the nation should soon be rolling toward more informed decision making and better service thanks to a partnership between Oregon State University’s College of Engineering and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
David Blunck, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State, is trying to better understand how wildfires spread and to help build a predictive model to assist those fighting to put them out.
At the end of August, Caitlyn Clark, graduate student in mechanical engineering, will travel to Aalborg University in Denmark for ten months to conduct research and represent the United States through the Fulbright Program.
By changing the consistency of silicone rubber, John Morrow, a graduate student in robotics, enabled a 3D printer to assemble silicone into complex shapes. The breakthrough could hold the key to 3D printing of silicone soft-bodied robots.
Two of our students, Andy Abate and Aaron Fillo (l to r), have been selected by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships program for fully funded graduate studies. This prestigious award reaches only 2,000 students in the nation.
The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI) has “scaled up” with the launch of ATAMI, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute — an expansion of the MBI model to embrace additional research-to-commercializtion opportunities across the univ