2003 Annual Report Clusters Connections Collaborations Creativity College of Engineering Kiewit Center Multi-Scale for Infrastructure Materials & & Transportation Large-Scale Devices Energy Systems 2 Biological & OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Environmental Systems Information Usability Integrated Electronic Systems People. Ideas. Innovation. The Creative Power of Collaboration W • Put professors and students Dean Ron Adams talks with OSU hen I was an engineer- from industrial, chemical, Engineering graduate students, from left, ing student, departmen- mechanical, and bioengineer- tal boundaries were Bertrand Dano, Rebecca Cullion, ing on the same team, toss in a 2 thick and tall and well-defined. national lab, and you give Dana Zotolla, and Isabella Gallino. Mechanical engineering students birth to a brand new technol- Opposite page: Bertrand Dano, didn’t associate much with the ogy poised to transform the students over in chemical engi- Dean Adams, and Rebecca Cullion. economic landscape of the OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report neering. The heavy tech folks Pacific Northwest by creating (civil) were on a completely jobs and new companies (see different planet from the high p. 20). tech folks (electrical). Environmental and bioengineer- • Team computer scientists with ing were in their infancy, and civil engineers and you build collaborating with industry was the largest and most-wired almost unheard of. tsunami wave basin in the world here at Oregon State (see But here at Oregon State p. 25). Engineering, we’re breaking down those traditional boundaries • Bring environmental, chemi- because we’ve learned that cal, and bioengineers together collaboration creates synergy, with plant pathologists and excitement, and creativity. And all botanists, and you get of that leads to important new microbes that clean up toxic discoveries: waste and natural coatings for medical implants that save lives (see p. 16). • Turn chemists and electrical We’ve coined a new term for our Of course, lots of other innovative engineers loose in a lab and teams of faculty, students, and research and learning is happen- you invent the world’s first industry partners who are pooling ing here at the College as we transparent electronics (see resources and expertise in order to continue to build one of the 3 p. 23). solve the world’s problems more nation’s top 25 engineering quickly. We call them “research programs. And we will define new The list goes on. And the results clusters,” and you’ll notice that this research clusters as time goes are the product of unprecedented Annual Report is organized not by on—as the extraordinary people College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY levels of collaboration here at the traditional departmental accom- who are OSU Engineering con- College that span disciplines, plishments, but around our six tinue to collaborate with our departments, and even universi- major research clusters to date: partners on this journey of ties (Oregon’s gridiron archrival discovery and learning, which Ducks and Beavers are working • Information Usability ultimately creates a better world together in research labs!). • Large-Scale Energy Systems for everyone. Collaborative business ventures • Integrated Electronic Systems Together, we’re greater than the are also the latest industry trend, sum of our parts. Together, we’ll so our work-ready graduates will • Biological & Environmental go farther. be even better prepared to excel Systems in the team-based environments • Multi-Scale Materials & of the business world. Especially Devices (MMD) because we continue to enhance our curriculum with what we call • Kiewit Center for Infrastructure Learning Innovations—some so & Transportation Ron Adams Dean of Engineering unique that we’re marketing them to other top engineering schools (see p. 30). Information Usability T hanks to computers and software, the world today is awash in oceans of informa- tion—seas of tiny ones and zeroes that bulge databanks by the giga- byte. So much information that a simple internet search turns up so many websites that the user sits baffled as to which one to click first. Scientists and engineers, armed with super-quick technology, can now collect—in a matter of minutes— data that a few years ago would have taken years to amass. 4 So how do we make this staggering amount of information both easily accessible and usable? That is a daunting challenge for OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report computer scientists the world over. But the people in OSU’s Information Usability research cluster are helping humanity get a handle on all those little ones and zeroes. Computer science faculty Cherri Pancake, Jon Herlocker, and Ron Metoyer are doing this by analyzing the computer habits of millions of College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report users, then building software that draws on this collective history to help future users find and use the information they’re after. Their work is impacting everything from the spread of SARS and e-commerce to libraries and lichens. Information usability is a critical issue for Turning Data everything from images in the world’s into Usable largest publicly accessible biological Information database (the Protein Data Bank) to lichens used for air-quality monitoring. Cherri Pancake: Connecting the Dots During the recent SARS outbreak, “Often all the key information is better information usability could available. But since it’s located in have helped researchers analyze totally different agencies and not the spread of the disease to more connected in any obvious ways, quickly identify its source, the scientists and physicians can’t civet cat. Researchers at OSU’s link up the critical pieces,” Northwest Alliance for Pancake says. “We’re developing Computational Science & cyber-linkages to make this Engineering (NACSE), led by information obvious, as soon as professor Cherri Pancake , are the user asks a related question.” working with the people at the 5 Pancake’s information usability Protein Data Bank—the world’s research was key in the National largest publicly accessible biolog- Science Foundation’s (NSF) ical database—to make their selection of OSU as the site for information more accessible and College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY the world’s largest tsunami usable and to integrate it with research facility (see p. 25). Her worldwide data repositories such group’s work is also helping as the Atlanta-based Centers for government agencies like the Disease Control, that track the USDA Forest Service base their spread of diseases. So next time, resource management decisions we’ll find solutions faster. on scientific data—such as using lichens as “living sensors” to Information Innovators: Computer monitor air quality. Science faculty members Cherri Pancake, Pancake was recently appointed Ron Metoyer, and Jon Herlocker are as NSF special advisor on how future “cyber-infrastructure” can developing innovative ways to make be engineered to better serve the information more accessible and usable. nation’s scientists and engineers. Better access to protein data (projected on screen in background) could help save lives during disease outbreaks like SARS. An Attorney Turns Jon Herlocker: From Engineer Amazon.com to OSU’s Valley Library H ow does a petite law school graduate from one of China’s most prestigious universities wind By studying the various paths people use to find information on up coming to OSU to pursue an MS the internet, professor Jon degree in computer science, and in Herlocker ’s “collaborative filter- the process become very involved ing” software streamlines the with that uniquely American, rough- searches performed by other and-tumble sport, football? users. Before joining OSU Sometimes, life’s path unfurls in Engineering three years ago, Herlocker’s PhD research in this interesting ways. area was utilized by Amazon.com Catch! Computer Science Lanyue Xu , who lost her father in so the online retailer could an accident when she was three years old and personalize the information it graduate student Lanyue shows each customer, indicating was raised by her schoolteacher mother, has Xu is helping tackle spatial always been interested in computer science. items chosen by other people information research that But when she was accepted to study law at who liked similar books or music. will help a wide range of one of the five best universities in China— At OSU, Herlocker is building on 6 Shanghai’s Fudan University—she couldn’t say his earlier research and just people do their jobs no. After she graduated and passed the bar released a free version of a better—from coaches and exam, she followed her husband, Jipeng Li, to collaborative filtering engine that quarterbacks to firefighters Corvallis, where he was a PhD student in the helps “anyone using e-commerce obtain Amazon.com-type of OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report and architects. OSU School of Electrical Engineering & personalization,” he says. Computer Science. Holding only an F2 visa, Xu couldn’t take a job and quickly grew bored at home. “I decided to have my own life,” she says. So she enrolled at OSU to pursue a master’s degree—in the field she’s always been drawn to: computer science. Working with professor Ron Metoyer, Xu has helped develop a tangible interface training system that football coaches and players can use to create and test plays on a virtual football field. The technology behind the system can also be used in urban design to interact with and study pedestrian flows and potentially create content for the training of emergency personnel. “I’ve come to like football,” Xu says. “I often watch it on TV.” But her dream is to work in computer animation. “Someday, I’d like to make a great animated film,” she says. “Like Ice Age or Monsters, Inc.” This fall, armed with their graduate degrees, she and her husband head for Boston—just in time for the height of football season. Herlocker is also collaborating Ron Metoyer: Surfing with OSU’s Valley Library (shown, OSU’s Tsunami Wave Lab left) to develop an innovative “e- card catalog” that could revolu- To enable researchers and tionize the way library patrons students anywhere in the world search for information. Instead of to “experience” the new Tsunami having to know the title or author, Wave Basin (see p. 25), Ron the patron can type a specific Metoyer is developing a virtual question. The computer analyzes version of the entire O. H. past searches for similar informa- Hinsdale Wave Research tion by other patrons and shows Laboratory . Tapping his expertise the results. The more the system in 3-D virtual environments, is used, the smarter it becomes. which helped him win almost $500,000 in the form of an NSF CAREER Award earlier this year, “Microsoft is very Metoyer is using spatial informa- interested in this one.” tion to create a 3-D informational tool for touring the lab and CS professor Jon Herlocker designing experiments for the facility. Herlocker is also developing software called TaskTracer, which, “We want people to feel like 7 among other things, makes they’re inside the wave lab, not personal computer information just clicking down a list of fea- more usable by reconfiguring a tures or viewing web cams,” Metoyer says. College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY user’s computer desktop accord- ing to what project they are currently working on—no more shuffling windows each time you move between projects. “Microsoft is very interested in this one,” Herlocker says. Tapping his expertise in 3-D virtual environ- ments, professor Ron Metoyer is making it possible for people anywhere in the world to visit the world’s largest—and most wired— tsunami wave basin (right). . . via cyberspace. Large-Scale Energy By eliminating pipes, pumps, and moving parts, faculty in the Large- Systems: Scale Energy Systems research cluster have designed a safer nuclear reactor (pictured clockwise, from top: professors José Reyes, Todd Enabling Safer, Smarter Energy Palmer, Brian Woods, and Qiao Wu). I n traditional nuclear power plants the weakest links are the pipes, pumps, and moving parts. Pipes break, moving parts “Their timing couldn't be better," says Dean Ron Adams. "A recent study from MIT suggests that a threefold increase in the number jam, and pumps shut down if of nuclear reactors worldwide power supplies fail. Which is why could help reduce carbon emis- a faculty team in the Large-Scale sions globally by up to 25 per- 8 Energy Systems research cluster cent. has created a bold new reactor Reyes’ OSU team, which also design that eliminates pipes, includes professors Brian Woods , pumps, and moving parts by Qiao Wu , and Todd Palmer , as OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report using passive forces like gravity well as partners at the Idaho and natural convection. National Engineering Lab and The result? A safer, smaller, more Nexant/Bechtel , has applied for streamlined reactor. a patent and is about to begin testing a prototype for the U.S. “Because our design is so simple, the reactor is much safer,” says Department of Energy . nuclear engineering professor Innovation is the norm in this José Reyes , who leads the design research cluster, and Reyes is a OSU researchers are the first to apply team. “And it’s all contained key innovator on the team. In 10 within a single 60-foot cylinder.” years, he has leveraged an initial MRI technology commonly found in $4,000 grant into more than $13 hospitals to other industry needs, The team’s innovative approach million in additional research also enables the reactor to fit on a enabling them to “see” and study funding—part of the reason single railcar, run for five years OSU’s Department of Nuclear boiling water inside steel pipes. between refueling shutdowns, Engineering & Radiation Health and be installed for a fraction of Physics is currently ranked 13th the cost of building a traditional nuclear power plant. 9 College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY in the nation. And Reyes is a Inspired Investing major reason behind a recent $3- million gift to the department that established an endowed A lumnus Hank Schuette (ME, 1950) and his wife Janice know how to generate energy. The couple built Sherwood, Oregon-based Wellons, Inc. into an international leader in energy systems that turn waste wood chair, now occupied by Reyes (see from the lumber industry into electricity. sidebar). The United Nations has also just appointed Reyes as Now retired, the Schuette’s are generating a different kind of energy at the director of an International College of Engineering—energy that will illuminate the learning process and, Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) the couple hopes, inspire other benefactors to step forward and throw their Coordinated Research Program own switches to help power the College’s drive to become one of the for a six-nation study on passive nation’s top-25 engineering programs. nuclear energy systems. The Vienna-based IAEA is the United The Schuette’s have given OSU a $3 million gift that establishes the first Nations’ vanguard for interna- endowed chair in the Dept. of Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health tional nuclear safety. Since the Physics and ensures that one of OSU’s most successful faculty members will IAEA’s announcement, Reyes has remain at the College. been invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences and The Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Chair has been filled by José has been asked to provide a series Reyes , a professor who has brought millions of research dollars to OSU and of lectures at the prestigious helped develop an innovative “passive safe” reactor design (see main story). 10 International Center for “Janice and I hope others will be inspired to lend their names to new Theoretical Physics in Trieste, endowed chairs,” Hank says. “It’s an excellent investment in Oregon State Italy. In addition, Reyes is pio- neering ways to use MRI technol- and the future.” ogy outside the medical field (see OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report p. 11). A $3 million gift from Other energy systems research is also underway at the College. Mechanical Engineering Annette von Jouanne and Alan alumnus Hank Schuette Wallace , professors of electrical and his wife Janice engineering, are using a National Science Foundation grant to established an endowed design, implement, and test a chair in the Dept. of prototype energy extraction Nuclear Engineering & system to tap ocean waves as a clean source of renewable energy. Radiation Health Physics, And faculty members led by Rick occupied by professor Billo , head of the Dept. of José Reyes. Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, are developing ways to produce clean-burning, sustainable biodiesel from plants. Kent Abel, who came to Join the Momentum! OSU to pursue a PhD in nuclear engineering, B uilding a top-tier engineering institution takes support from many people on many levels—from finds himself at the donors like Hank & Janice Schuette , Martin & Judy Kelley , Ken & Joan cutting edge of Austin , and others who have given research that’s large gifts, to alumni and friends discovering industrial scattered around the world who are making smaller contributions. Together, applications for MRI we’re building an engineering program technology. that is helping solve some of the world’s most complex problems, and Seeing Through Steel? developing some of the world’s finest new engineers. To support our ascent, P hD candidate Kent Abel knows a thing or two about bubbles, and computer code developers worldwide will soon be lining up to take a peek at his unique database on bubbly flow. That’s because Abel and OSU please contact: Marnie Noble, Associate Director of faculty in the Large-Scale Energy Systems research cluster will soon Development for the College of have two new tools for real-time imaging of complex fluid flows: a state-of- Engineering, OSU Foundation the-art neutron tomography system and, interestingly enough, an MRI. 541-737-9328 or 800-354-7281 11 That’s right, the OSU research team has discovered a new use for that firstname.lastname@example.org huge, magnetic resonance imaging machine housed at most hospitals. Abel will be using an MRI to obtain 3-D concentrations and velocity profiles for a variety of gas-liquid flows typical of thousands of industrial fluid College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY processes that take place in PVC and other non-metallic pipes. For high pressure and high temperature processes occurring in thick steel pipes, Abel will be using powerful neutron beams from OSU’s nuclear reactor to get the 3-D images he needs. The end result will be a one-of-a-kind database that will be used to test and improve a wide range of computa- tional fluid dynamics codes. And to keep up with all the excitement “Nobody else is using an MRI to do this,” Abel says. “We’re able to obtain and energy being generated by our an incredible amount of information on complex flows with the single drive toward Top-25, subscribe to our touch of a button.” free, monthly e-newsletter “MOMENTUM! @ OSU Engineering” The College is working with the OSU Colleges of Forestry, Veterinary at: engr.oregonstate.edu/momentum. Medicine, and others to acquire an MRI on campus. “There’s a ton of research that could be done with an MRI,” Abel says. This includes tracking the uptake of toxins in plants, and using a special radiochromic gel to calibrate radiation sources and to better pinpoint radiation treatments in cancer patients. “It’s very exciting,” Abel says. Integrated Electronic Systems: The pull of a powerful analog/mixed-signal research program 12 Collaborative Teamwork: Graduate students in the Integrated Electronic OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Systems research cluster collaborate on analog/mixed-signal design in the lab and on having some fun on the basketball court. Students pictured are José Silva, Robert Batten, Patrick Birrer, Hui En Pham, and Brian Owens. W In addition to Temes, four other process “real-world” signals such hat do a handful of faculty members in this research as heartbeats, blood sugar levels, outstanding students cluster—Terri Fiez , Karti music, light, speed, and more. from Canada, Mayaram , Un-Ku Moon , and These signals exist in analog form Singapore, Portugal, Switzerland, Huaping Liu —round out the and must be converted to the and Milwaukie, Oregon, have in team, making it a formidable ones and zeroes of digital data common? national player in analog/mixed- before computers can do any- They all heard about the reputa- signal research. thing with the information. tion of the five-person faculty Analog/mixed-signal engineer- “An audio CD is a good example team running OSU’s Integrated ing, which is at the heart of this of analog and digital,” says Robert Electronic Systems research research cluster, is what enables Batten , a PhD candidate from cluster , and wanted to be part computers to analyze and Canada who followed Fiez to OSU of the cutting-edge research when she left Washington State program. University to lead the Integrated “Dr. Gabor Temes is known Electronic Systems research worldwide,” says José Silva , who “OSU has one of the cluster and now also directs graduated from the Instituto nation’s leading research OSU’s School of Electrical Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Engineering & Computer Science. Portugal, in 1994, then worked for programs on analog and “The music is stored on the CD as Siemens in Switzerland before mixed-signal design.” digital data, but in order for us to coming to OSU in 1997 to pursue David Hodges, hear the music, that digital data 13 a PhD with Temes. “His research Dean of Engineering must be converted to analog in mixed-signal and the quality of University of California Berkeley signals.” his work have an international (retired) College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY reputation.” “We’ve found OSU’s As computers play a larger and years—proof that word is spread- larger role in everyday lives— ing fast about the quality of the staff and students…a from deploying airbags to regu- program. pleasure to collaborate lating pacemakers—and manu- It was OSU’s reputation for close, with on joint research. facturers have to pack more and collaborative work that attracted more functionality inside each They are very aggres- MS student Patrick Birrer to OSU chip, the demand for better from the Burgdorf School of sive in delivering analog/mixed-signal engineering Engineering in Switzerland. “I results, and ensuring grows. Which is where this OSU had heard that the OSU program research cluster comes in. that those results are offered a more intimate environ- Within the next few years, the ment for learning and research,” accurate through 14 Integrated Electronic Systems says Birrer, who has also worked rigorous review. Their group at OSU intends to be the at Siemens in Switzerland. “And over-all program is nation’s No. 1 player in mixed- that is definitely the case.” signal research. Already among impressive.” “As a graduate student here, you the top five, this is one of the OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Randy Mooney, Senior have a lot of flexibility and College’s largest research clusters, Principal Engineer, Intel freedom,” adds Hui En Pham , with five faculty and more than Corp. who came to OSU from 60 graduate students. Singapore to pursue a master’s Applications to the program have degree. quadrupled in the past three As OSU builds one of the nation’s top analog/mixed-signal programs, better integrated circuits will help diabetics better monitor their blood- sugar levels, improve performance of cardiac pacemakers, and more. Faculty in OSU’s that the extra time is a small price Integrated “The overall quality of to pay for the hands-on research Electronic Systems the OSU mixed-signal experience they gain, which often translates into excellent job research cluster research, faculty, and offers. include, from top, students is first-rate. MS candidate Brian Owens , who Un-Ku Moon, The people are very also did his undergrad at OSU Huaping Liu, accessible and person- and comes from the Portland, Karti Mayaram, Oregon, suburb of Milwaukie, has able, making interac- been snatched up by Sandia Terri Fiez, and tion with industry that National Labs for a job he’ll start Gabor Temes. much more productive.” this fall after finishing his degree. 15 “From what I’ve heard from Jack Hurt, Director of Foundry Relations, Tektronix students in programs at other schools, their master’s theses are College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY similar to what we do for class projects,” he says. “Here, we get to do it all, from design to fabri- cation.” This highly hands-on approach is what Fiez says gives OSU gradu- ate students an edge when it Batten agrees. “You get to spend a comes to helping the world. lot of time with your professors here,” he says. “Which is generally “We’re giving students a solid not the case at most top engi- foundation for a career that will neering schools, especially at the change the way people can live,” master’s level.” says Fiez. “Building a national reputation for research is all Although it takes six months about the students in the pro- longer at OSU than at other gram. Students are the heart and mixed-signal programs to earn a soul of our research cluster. They master’s degree, students concur enable the program to succeed.” Biological & Environmental Systems Following Mother Nature’s Lead A s the saying goes, oftentimes “mother knows best.” OSU Engineering faculty and transform highly toxic chlorinated solvents like Trichloroethylene (TCE) into inert components. Widely used as an industrial students in the Biological & degreaser and dry cleaning agent, Environmental Systems research TCE now contaminates vast areas From toxic waste cluster are discovering that some of soil where it was carelessly dumped. In collaboration with 16 cleanup to of Mother Nature’s smallest organisms produce big results Stanford University, Semprini and nanotechnology, environmental engineering when it comes to cleaning up microorganisms humanity’s toxic messes, devel- professor Mark Dolan have successfully engineered ways to lend OSU oping better implantable medical OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report devices, and making nanoscale inject contaminated soils with researchers a microbes and then use DNA materials. hand. testing to track how the organ- Working with OSU botanists, isms do the cleanup. microbiologists, and plant Environmental engineering pathologists, environmental professors Jack Istok and Brian engineering professor Lew Wood are using different Semprini, who directs the microbes to stop the spread of Western Region Hazardous sub-surface plumes of nuclear College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Substance Research Center at waste. OSU, is using microorganisms to Busy Bugs: Environmental engineering professor Mark Dolan holds a tube of frozen microorganisms that OSU Engineering researchers have discovered transform highly toxic solvents like Trichloroethylene (TCE) to inert components. Research by professors Lew Semprini, Greg Rorrer, and Joe McGuire (holding his new baby) is improving the world for their children and generations to come. Using microorganisms, people in this research cluster are develop - ing better ways to clean up toxic waste, build nanostructures, and slow bacterial adhesion on medical implants. 17 College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Bioengineering researchers “You can do things at a vet to silicon that has optical and Michelle Bothwell and Joe school that you can’t readily do at electronic properties with many McGuire are employing yet a medical school,” McGuire says. high-tech applications,” says another group of microorganisms “This is an advantage for us here Rorrer, who also works with Chih- to make bioactive surfactant at OSU.” hung Chang , a chemical engineer- coatings that decrease infection Chemical engineering, professor ing professor with expertise in and coagulation on implantable Greg Rorrer has enlisted a species electronic materials. “Currently, medical devices such as stents, germanium oxide nanoparticles catheters, and endotracheal tubes. are produced by industry at very “By putting all of these high temperatures, in a vacuum, “Bacterial adhesion and infection using laser beams. We’re using a at the site of an implant can be an people together in one simple biological process at room enormous problem following research cluster, you gain temperature to make these surgery or endovascular interven- phenomenal momentum, nanoparticles inside the diatoms, tion,” McGuire says. “We’re letting the nanobiochemical developing biologically active cross-fertilization of ideas, machinery of the diatom cell do all materials that help prevent this.” and critical mass.” the synthetic work. It’s incredible.” Although implants are often Ken Williamson Rorrer’s research in these areas is coated with traditional antibiotics, Department Head supported by the National Science doing so increases the risk of Foundation and the Office of producing resistant strains of 18 of algae to help clean up toxic Naval Research . bacteria. So Bothwell and McGuire TNT that is leaking from unex- are using compounds called Other players in this research ploded munitions on the ocean lantibiotics, whose unique physi- cluster include professors Peter floor (see sidebar), and has cal structure prevents resistant Nelson , Robert Peattie , Dorthe discovered that single-celled OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report strains of bacteria from develop- Wildenschild , and Ken marine organisms called diatoms ing. “We’re the first to be working Williamson , head of the depart- might contain the key for produc- with lantibiotics at biomaterial ments of both Chemical ing nanoparticles that the high- interfaces,” McGuire says. Engineering and Civil, tech industry has found compli- Construction, & Environmental Collaborating with the OSU cated and costly to produce using Engineering. “By putting all of College of Veterinary Medicine other means. these people together in one enables Bothwell and McGuire to “We’ve succeeded in getting research cluster, you gain phe- move toward their ultimate goal of diatoms to take up significant nomenal momentum, cross- College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report developing a method for applying quantities of germanium, a fertilization of ideas, and critical these biologically active materials semiconductor material related mass,” Williamson says. to implants as the devices are being manufactured. Transforming TNT, Shattering Stereotypes A fter almost three years working in the fast-paced, high-stakes, big-salary pharmaceuticals industry, Octavio “Tavi” Cruz-Uribe woke one morning and decided to throw in the towel on that career. Why? Cruz-Uribe’s research with chemical “Family,” says Cruz-Uribe, who at 26 engineering professor Greg Rorrer is married and the father of two involves using algae to ingest toxic small children. “I was making very TNT and transform it into inert good money, but hardly ever seeing components. Leaking from my wife.” unexploded munitions at weapons He has no regrets about his decision test sites and elsewhere, TNT is to quit work and return to school to destroying marine ecosystems. pursue a PhD, and says he definitely “I’m very glad to be working on this made the right choice coming to project,” says Cruz-Uribe, whose 19 OSU. parents are both medical doctors. “I could have gone to a big-name “Because it’s helping. We’re using a school, but I wanted a more pleasant, natural process to engineer real College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY relaxed atmosphere,” he says. “Other solutions.” schools are so competitive. I didn’t An avid snowboarder, traveler, and want to fight to be exposed to brewer of beer, Cruz-Uribe is proud of knowledge. Here, I’m doing cutting- the tattoos that cover much of his edge research that isn’t happening back and chest, many representing anywhere else. It’s happening only his Chinese and Mexican heritage. right here at OSU.” “I’m part of a new generation of engineers,” he says. “We’re out to break all the stereotypes.” PhD student Octavio “Tavi” Cruz-Uribe is helping professor Greg Rorrer use marine algae (top, right) to clean up toxic TNT leaking in the Earth’s oceans. N a n o M e e t s M i c r o . . . and a New Industry Is Born 20 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Putting Nano-technology to Work in Micro Devices Oregon Dream Team: OSU Engineering researchers led by Kevin Drost (right) are partnering with B ig news travels fast. Especially when it’s about tiny things that could transform the economic land- Last fall, Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and OSU inked an agreement to co- establish the Corvallis-based University of Oregon nanoscience scape of an entire region in a very Microproducts Breakthrough big way. Institute (MBI), which commer- researchers led by Dave Johnson During the past year, the research cializes new products based on (center) to develop and commercialize 21 cluster known as Multi-Scale MMD technology. This past an emerging technology called Multi- Materials & Devices (MMD) has summer, Hewlett-Packard Co . Scale Materials and Devices (MMD). been gaining momentum at a donated a 3-year lease (valued at dizzying pace—sometimes $2 million) of an underused College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Hewlett-Packard vice president Steve moving so fast and spreading so building on their Corvallis Nigro (left) encouraged his company to far it’s hard to keep up with all campus to temporarily house the donate the lease of an underused that’s going down. MMD Signature Research Center . This new center will be building on its Corvallis campus to And what’s helping fuel this co-directed by OSU’s Kevin Drost serve as a temporary home of the MMD MMD momentum is an unprece- and UO’s Dave Johnson , who will dented level of collaboration and blend OSU’s microtechnology Signature Research Center. teamwork among industry, expertise with UO’s strengths in Above: Renderings of test cuts in government, and academia— nanoscience, eventually distrib- including a team made up of uting the center among other silicon wafers used in MMD technology research players from Oregon’s Oregon universities, including development. gridiron archrivals, OSU Beavers Portland State University and and UO Ducks. Oregon Health & Sciences Here’s a brief rundown of what’s University. In addition to HP a , happening: growing list of companies have signed on to help advance MMD: X e r o x , FEI , I n t e l , L S I L o g i c , ESI , and others. 22 Lab staff Steve Etringer (left), professor MMD technology is also grabbing Officials project that MMD Brian Paul (center), and graduate student the attention of a wide range of technology will attract approxi- OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Christoph Pluess use a laser machining other people, from big-city mately $300 million in federal system from industry partner Electro venture capitalists to ranchers in funding, which, based on U.S. rural Oregon. Department of Commerce Scientific Industries (ESI) to cut tiny estimates, would result in 10,000 Why? Because in the long run, microchannels that are at the core of new jobs. everyone stands to benefit as OSU’s MMD technology. Oregon becomes known as the Not bad for something so tiny. So birthplace of a whole new indus- what is MMD? try—one that could rival the In a nutshell, MMD is about microelectronics boom of the creating products that incorpo- South Bay Area. rate nano-technology (technol- “This is a significant opportu- ogy at the size of single atoms or nity,” says Drost. “MMD technol- small molecules) and micro- ogy is expected to be a $10 billion technology (technology at the dollar industry within a decade, size of a human hair) in order to and the Pacific Northwest will be perform energy, chemical, and a major beneficiary.” biological processes at dramati- cally reduced size, lower cost, higher efficiency, and with Water is pumped through microchannels etched in a fractal pattern on a metal plate the size of a quarter. The fractal pattern, which mimics that found in nature (river drainages, veins in tree leaves, the circulatory system of animals), enables much higher rates of heat transfer. A small stack of these etched plates could one-day power a super-efficient heat exchanger. precise control. In other words, Development of these devices Bioengineering is working on a MMD enables development of and others are driving growth of tiny biosensor that issues instant tiny devices that are super- this research cluster, which visual warnings when it detects efficient and pack a punch far includes 22 faculty and dozens of toxins. The cluster also includes larger than the sum of their graduate students. Electrical OSU technicians and lab staff like miniscule parts. MMD is poised Steve Etringer who is machining to do for mechanical devices a microreactor, and a cadre of 23 what the microchip did for “MMD research here is very graduate students like Christoph computers and electronics— exciting because you get to Pluess , who came from make big, slow things small and Switzerland to do cutting edge work with faculty from so research as a master’s student. efficient. College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY many different disciplines.” “MMD research here is very Imagine being able to heat Grad student Christoph Pluess exciting because you get to work individual rooms with heaters the size of Hood River apples, elimi- with faculty from so many nating the ductwork that wastes different disciplines,” Pluess says. engineering professor John “You learn about so many interre- billions in lost energy each year. Wager ’s breakthrough research in lated fields.” Or a small apparatus at every transparent electronics is part of farm that produces sustainable this cluster. So is industrial & Which is, after all, what research “green” biodiesel from crops manufacturing engineering clusters are all about—spanning farmers grow on a few acres of professor Brian Paul ’s work disciplinary boundaries to gain their own land, eliminating the ag fabricating a heat exchanger the momentum. If this past year is industry’s dependence on diesel size of a quarter, whose fractal any indication of the momentum transported thousands of miles. cooling channels were developed at which the MMD research by mechanical engineering cluster is going to grow, the Or how about a tiny air condi- coming year might be a fast and professor Deborah Pence . And tioner that silently taps waste wild ride. But together, it’s easier professor Frank Chaplen from engine heat to keep your car’s to hold on. the department of interior cool while it sits baking in a parking lot all day? Research by structural engineering professor Chris Higgins (seated) and graduate students (from left, Melissa The Kiewit Center Robelo, Ae-young Lee, and Tanarat Potisuk) are helping the Oregon Dept. of Transportation assess the remaining for Infrastructure capacity and predict the remaining life of Oregon’s cracked bridges. & Transportation O ne wing of the cavernous metal building contains a small ocean—a 730,000- gallon tank capable of simulating the earthquake-triggered tidal waves known as tsunamis. 24 At the opposite side of this same building, 26-ft.-long concrete bridge girders weighing some four tons are being bounced up and down under the weight of a huge OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report hydraulic actuator that is simulat- ing decades of truck traffic driving across a bridge. In a basement lab across campus, an innovative alternative to Oregon’s gas tax is being designed using wireless technology. College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report All these projects are part of the OSU research cluster called the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure & Transportation , directed by profes- sor Jim Lundy . Research here is aimed at making roads, bridges, ships, coastal development, and more safer for everyone. Ocean engineering professor Dan Cox (left) directs the O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab, home of the newly finished Tsunami Wave Basin, the largest such research facility in the world. Renowned tsunami expert Harry Yeh, joined OSU last January and has Helping Build already brought more than $1 million in a Safer World research funding to the College. (To see the new basin filled with water, turn to p. 7.) Safer Tsunamis Geological records indicate that undersea earthquakes caused by Funded by a $4.8 million NSF the Cascadia Subduction Zone in grant, the new Tsunami Wave the Pacific Ocean occur about Basin at the O. H. Hinsdale Wave every 300 years. The last one hit Research Lab (WRL) on campus in 1700, which means now is the is the largest—and most wired— time to improve tsunami warning in the world. Just completed this systems around the Pacific. 25 summer, the new facility is Although tsunamis travel at the already attracting attention from speed of a jetliner, it can take around the globe. between 30 minutes and several College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY “A lot of top people are already hours before the waves reach wanting to join our program land, allowing time to orchestrate because of this project,” says evacuations. professor Harry Yeh , one of the Since arriving last January, Yeh world’s premiere tsunami has already secured more than $1 researchers who was recruited by million in new research funding. OSU last year. Yeh says that potential sea level rise caused by Professor Dan Cox , recently hired global warming combined with to direct the WRL, is also bringing population pressure on the coast new research and learning is generating increased coastal innovations to OSU. Using a hazards, presenting OSU with a three-year National Science unique opportunity to become Foundation grant, Cox brought the nation’s No. 1 player in eight students from four universi- coastal engineering. “We could ties to OSU this summer to have a tremendous impact in this participate in the new Research area,” he says. Experience for Undergraduates Graduate students Ae-young Lee (left) “This is the only REU program I Cox is also bringing industry and Theresa Daniels (right) use OSU’s know of specifically focused on partners to the WRL, like Josh coastal issues,” Cox says. “Ours is Carter of Edmonds, Washington- new strong floor to assist professor Chris unique in that it combines civil based Coast and Harbor Higgins with critical bridge research. engineering, oceanography, and Engineering , a company computer science. Most other researching a better design for a 26 REU sites are in a single depart- Puget Sound breakwater. “This is ment.” definitely the most accessible (REU) program doing hands-on wave facility we know of,” Carter research focused on coastal Cox recruited Texas A&M grad says. “It’s incredible.” processes and hazard mitigation. Chris Scott to pursue a master’s OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Some students worked with OSU degree at OSU and serve as Other OSU faculty involved in the computer science faculty, helping student advisor for the REU Tsunami Wave Basin include ensure that researchers anywhere program. “Chris is a professor’s Merrick Haller , Jon Herlocker , in the world will be able to dream graduate student,” Cox R o b H o l m a n , R o n M e t o y e r , Tuba participate in real-time experi- says. “He’s doing outstanding Ozkan-Haller , Cherri Pancake , ments at the facility. work.” and Solomon Yim. Better Bridges When the Oregon Department of Steve Lovejoy (right) balances his full- Transportation (ODOT) needed time job as a senior engineer at ODOT help determining the severity of the cracks found in more than with his doctoral studies in mechanical 500 of its bridges, it came to OSU engineering at OSU, bringing an ideal structural engineering professors mix of experience, expertise, and Chris Higgins , Tom Miller , David Rosowsky , and Solomon Yim . education to the bridge research project. Utilizing the new strong floor says, “It’s nice to be doing Undergrads Luis Bellon (far left), Neil Clayton located in the WRL, and funded research that will have an incredi- (above, center), and Javier Moncada by a $1.6 million ODOT grant, ble impact on the state. Ever (above, right) do research as part of the REU Higgins is leading a team of since I was five years old I’ve faculty and graduate students wanted to work with bridges. And program. Grad student Chris Scott testing the strength of bridge now I am. It’s an incredible (above, standing) assists. girders by simulating traffic loads feeling when the work you are 27 and other forces. The research doing has a direct impact on the will help ODOT assess the state you live in. It’s very fulfill- Wireless Miles remaining capacity and predict ing.” Daniels says she is also What if states taxed vehicle College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY the remaining life of the cracked grateful that the research is giving owners for the miles they drive bridges. her hands-on experience with instead of the fuel they burn? heavy equipment, including That’s an idea ODOT is looking “This is an outstanding collabo- forklifts, grinders, and steel into, and for research assistance rative project that ultimately cutting tools. “I didn’t get to do has turned to OSU’s Mobile benefits every person in the state that in my office cubicle at Black Technology Solutions of Oregon,” Higgins says. & Veatch.” Laboratory . Industrial & manu- Theresa Daniels , one of the facturing engineering professors graduate students on the bridge David Kim and David Porter are research team, came to OSU to “I didn’t get to do that developing and testing prototype pursue a master’s degree after a systems capable of electronically 3-year stint in industry doing in my office cubicle at counting vehicle miles traveled structural engineering for Black & Veatch.” (VMT) and wirelessly incorporat- Kansas-based Black & Veatch . Grad Student Theresa Daniels ing a per-mile user fee into fuel Daniels, who graduated from purchases. If the OSU prototypes Iowa State University and excels prove viable, the proposed VMT at soccer as well as ceramics, fee might one day replace the state’s gas tax. From Sometimes, This is the true story of how OSU Civil Engineering alumnus Jim engineers touch Poirot , who spent more than 42 Lima, lives in ways they never imagined… years with CH2M HILL, and his wife Raeda (also an OSU alum- nus) helped make it possible for Peruvian Patricia Abón to study With and a life is for- ever changed. engineering at Oregon State. “The girls on the train joked about adopting us as their Love grandparents,” Jim says. “The A retired chairman of the next morning we just happened board of one of the world’s to see them on the streets of most successful engineer- Cusco, and they ran up to us, ing firms and his wife travel to calling ‘Grandma! Grandpa!’ ” Peru to attend a friend’s wedding Jim had given Abón his business in Lima. They miss their train near card, and when he and Raeda Machu Picchu and wind up sitting returned to the United States, squeezed onto the steps of the last they found two e-mails from her train of the day, which is packed waiting. “She was the one who 28 beyond capacity with chattering took the initiative to continue the students from an all-girls Catholic contact and made it very clear high school in Lima. Several of the that she wanted to become an students insist that the couple engineer,” Jim says. OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report take their seats inside the train The Poirots helped Abón apply car. Trying out their English, the for admission and scholarships at students learn the man is an OSU, and sponsored her visa engineer. One of the young application. Everything clicked women announces that her and she enrolled last fall, funded dream is to become an engineer, by a prestigious Provost’s too. Two years later, she’s studying Scholarship and an International computer engineering at OSU and Cultural Service Program refers to the engineering executive Scholarship. and his wife as her American grandparents. “During her first quarter at OSU she struggled a little, the second A chance meeting on a train near quarter she did better, and the third she got straight A’s,” Jim says Machu Picchu in Peru paved the way proudly. for Patricia Abón to study computer engineering at OSU, where she also takes yoga and dance classes. involvement in worldwide sustainability initiatives, includ- ing the Earth Charter. In 2000, he participated in launching the Earth Charter in The Hague, Netherlands, speaking at the ceremony attended by many Paty, as the Poirot’s fondly call civil engineering and Raeda environmental leaders, including Abón, visits their Roseburg home business administration. Mikhail Gorbachev. during holidays and school Raeda also worked at CH2M “Some of my most satisfying breaks. “And she still calls us HILL, but only for one week. work has been helping transfer Grandma and Grandpa,” Raeda says. “Everybody at the company was sustainable technologies to sick with the flu, so Jim asked me developing countries,” Jim says. This past summer Abón worked if I could help out,” Raeda says. “I Thanks to their generosity and as an intern doing computer was pregnant with our first baby, compassion—and a chance engineering for OSU’s new but I went in and worked Monday meeting on a crowded train—the Tsunami Wave Basin, part of the through Friday, and had the baby Poirot’s have helped transfer their research cluster called the Kiewit on Saturday!” passion for engineering to Abón, Center for Infrastructure & Transportation (see p. 24). In Jim has also served as president who will help keep her “grandfa- addition to computers, her other of the American Society of Civil ther’s” passion for engineering 29 interests include dance, basket- Engineers , vice president of the alive, in her native Peru. She ball, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, and dog Paris-based World Federation of plans to get a graduate degree obedience. “I like to develop Engineering Organizations , and before returning to Lima, where many areas of my life,” she says. as a founding board member of she hopes to “make positive College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY “Not only my career.” the World Engineering changes in my country.” Her Partnership for Sustainable dream is to found and grow a One of this country’s most company “to help lower the Development . He is a member of respected engineering leaders, unemployment rate among my the National Academy of Jim graduated from OSU in 1953 people,” she says. Engineers , and received an and was the 35th employee of honorary doctorate degree from CH2M HILL when he joined the OSU this year in recognition of company that same year. He his engineering leadership and quickly moved up the ranks to ultimately serve as chairman of the board before his retirement in At commencement last June, OSU 1995. conferred an honorary doctorate Jim first met Raeda in 8th grade, degree on former CH2M HILL they started dating while at chairman of the board, Jim Roseburg High School, and married after his junior year at Poirot. His wife Raeda OSU, where Jim was studying and Paty helped him celebrate. Shake It Up! Learning Innovations Enhance Teaching P art of building a top-25 engineering program is retooling the learning machinery Mobile Wireless Learning — Funded by a grant from the Hewlett Foundation, students are to ensure that students are using PDAs and laptop comput- inspired, motivated, and as ers in classes where an interactive “work-ready” as possible by the learning environment enhances Real Research — Our undergrad- time they toss up their mortar the learning process. uates don’t have to wait until they boards and enter the job market are grad students to try their hand Winning Teams — The College as new engineers. The College has at research. We believe there’s no is building entire courses around implemented the following better way to learn than by doing. national student chapter design Learning Innovations as part of And there’s no better reward than competitions, which expose our Top-25 Drive: helping discover solutions to the students to real-world design world’s tough challenges. Revolutionary Robots — challenges . . . and real-world Funded by a grant from rewards. Our students are win- Entrepreneurs Extraordinaire — Tektronix , TekBots™ is an inno- ning national titles and prize Historic Weatherford Hall (above) is 30 vative platform-for-learning that money by designing innovative being renovated to house the offers students an exciting way to bridges, boats, automobiles, and Austin Entrepreneurship Program , apply classroom theory to real- more. one of only two programs in the world devices—robots they country where students who want assemble and enhance during to start their own business ventures OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report their years at the College. can live, learn, and dream together in a residential setting that kindles the entrepreneurial spirit. Developed at OSU Engineering, a platform-for-learning called TekBots™ helps engineering students May Chan and Daniel Curiel apply classroom lessons to a real-world device. Leadership College Leadership Team College Advisory Board Robert Wilson, Retired—R.C. Wilson Construction Ron Adams, Dean James B. Johnson, Retired—Intel Ted Wilson, Director of Technology, Imaging & College of Engineering Corporation (Board Chair) Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard Company Gordon Reistad Kay E. Altman, Chief Financial Officer, Larry Martin, Wah Chang, MECOP Executive Associate Dean Altman Browning and Company Board Chair 2002-2003 Chris Bell Ron Dilbeck, Chief Operating Officer and Associate Dean Vice President of Engineering, RadiSys Emeritus Board Members Lee Schroeder Corporation Larry Chalfan, Zero Waste Alliance Interim Associate Dean Dwayne Foley, Retired—Northwest D.W. “Chuck” Halligan, Retired—Bechtel Power Roy Rathja Natural Gas/OSU Alumni Corp. Association/OSU Foundation Assistant Dean/Head Advisor Ed Hunt, Retired—HUNTAIR James A. Johnson, Vice President, Intel Terri Fiez, Director Robert E. Johnson, Retired—National Communications Group, Intel Corp. School of Electrical Engineering & Semiconductor Japan Ltd. Computer Science Sue Laszlo, Manager, Design Services, Port of Portland James W. Lucke, IBM Corp. Bella Bose, Associate Director School of Electrical Engineering & Lee Kearney, Retired—Peter Kiewit Sons’, Ted Molinari, Retired—Praegitzer Industries, Inc. Computer Science Inc. Robert L. Polvi, Retired—Bechtel Group, Inc. Cherri Pancake, Associate Director Martin Kelley, Retired—Peter Kiewit Sons’, School of Electrical Engineering & Inc. Computer Science Top-25 Campaign Cabinet 31 Mark A. Lasswell, Senior Vice President, John P. Bolte, Head CH2M HILL Connie Kearney ’65, Lee Kearney ’63 Bioengineering Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. (retired) Paul Lorenzini, Retired—PacifiCorp Ken Williamson, Head Ken Austin ’53, Joan Austin Jeff Manchester, Retired—Fort James Corp. College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Chemical Engineering A-dec Inc. Civil, Construction, & Environmental Larry G. Martin, Manager, Business Development, Allegheny Technologies Greg Drew Engineering NETIQ Corporation Steve Tesch, Head Jeff Peace, Program Manager, 767 Tanker, Forest Engineering (ex officio) Boeing Commercial Airplane Group Jim B. Johnson Intel Corp. (retired) Richard Billo, Head Jim Poirot, Retired—CH2M HILL Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Pete Johnson ’55 Hal Pritchett, Retired—OSU Construction TEKMAX Inc. Belinda King, Head Engineering Management Mechanical Engineering Martin Kelley ’50 Scott R. Schroeder, Managing Member, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. (retired) Andrew Klein, Head The SRS Group, LLC Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Paul Lorenzini PhD ’69 David Skillern, Executive Vice President & Physics Chief Operating Officer, Proactive Medical PacifiCorp (retired) Melanie Marshall Technologies, Inc. Duane McDougall ’74 Director of Development Milton R. Smith, President, Smith Willamette Industries (retired) Karel Murphy Investments Steve Nigro Assistant for Administration Jim Street, Retired—Shell Oil Company Hewlett-Packard Company Jean Watson, Retired—Chevron Jim Poirot ’53 CH2M HILL (retired) Mike West, Vice President, Technology, Pixelworks Judy Street ’64, Jim Street Shell Oil Company (retired) Statistics Long Range Plan 700 4000 450 3500 400 600 350 3000 500 300 Top-25 Campaign 2500 fundraising to date 400 250 2000 $180 M 300 200 1500 150 160 200 1000 100 100 140 500 50 0 0 0 120 ‘99 ‘03 ‘06 Goal ‘99 ‘03 ‘06 Goal ‘99 ‘03 ‘06 Goal 32 Undergraduate Degrees Undergraduate Enrollment Top New Freshmen 100 80 350 1200 $80 M OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY College of Engineering 2003 Annual Report Public and 70 60 300 1000 private funds raised 60 250 40 800 5 200 20 600 40 150 0 30 ‘03 Goal 400 100 20 200 50 10 0 0 0 ‘99 ‘03 ‘06 Goal ‘99 ‘03 ‘06 Goal ‘99 ‘03 ‘06 Goal Graduate Degrees Graduate Enrollment Research Expenditures Faculty Engineering Graduates Tenured and Tenure Track . . . . . . . 123 Number of Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,138 Non Tenured . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Pass Rate . . . . . . . . 96% (National Average = 82%) Part-time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Members of National Academy of Engineering. . . . . . . . . . 18 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Rhodes Scholar: Debra Walt Johnson, BS EE 1994 Professorships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fellows of Professional Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Accreditation Financial Information Members of National Accreditation Board for Total Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41 M Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Engineering and Technology Expenditures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41 M Octave Levenspiel (Emeritus), NAE 2000 Research Expenditures . . . . . . . $20 M Internships One-third of our B.S. New Grants & Contracts . . . . . . $18 M Students graduates participate in a cooperative experience (Fall 2002) involving two 6-month Undergraduate Women . . . . . . . . . . 411 internships in industry. Undergraduate Men . . . . . . . . . . . 2683 Master’s Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Research Centers and Institutes Master’s Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Doctoral Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 • Advanced Thermal Hydraulics Research Lab Doctoral Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 • Center for Microtechnology-based Energy and Chemical Systems • Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability • Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3680 • Extension Energy Program Includes: • Motor Systems Resource Facility New Freshmen . . . . . . . . . . . . 701 • Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523 • O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab/Tsunami Wave Basin U.S. Minorities . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 International . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493 • Oregon Metals Initiative Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 • Oregon Space Grant Program • Parallel Tools Consortium • Radiation Center • The Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation • Western Region Hazardous Substances Research Center Mission Driven by a passion for knowl- edge, the people of OSU Engineering are fully committed to developing extraordinary engineers, creating powerful new ideas from research, and fueling innovation that is truly vision- ary—all to build a better future for Oregon and the world. People. Ideas. 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