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Oregon State mathematicians Axel Saenz Rodriguez and Swati Patel
Mathematics

Welcoming new mathematicians to Oregon State

The College of Science welcomes spouses Swati Patel and Axel Saenz Rodriguez who joined the Department of Mathematics as tenure-track assistant professors in September.  

Phytoplankton are microscopic organisms at the base of the ocean’s food chain and a key component of a critical biological carbon pump.
Microbiology

Oregon State microbiology research furthers understanding of ocean’s role in carbon cycling

Researchers from the Department of Microbiology have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.

A jug of Inpria's inorganic photoresist material.
Materials Science

OSU startup Inpria nets $514M acquisition for trailblazing chemical manufacturing

Inpria Corporation, which got its start at Oregon State and which has attracted investors such as Intel and Samsung with its revolutionary material used in microchips, has agreed to be acquired by Japanese firm JSR for $514 million.

African buffalo heard in corral at sunrise.
Research

OSU study on African buffalo offers insights on persistence of highly contagious pathogens

A new study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts.

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Research

Innovation grants to build model reef at OSU, catalyze biological and materials research

College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) awards fund projects based on collaborative research within the College of Science community and beyond.

Mark A. Phillips standing in front of shrubbery.
Faculty and Staff

New integrative biology hire examines the mechanisms of evolution

With a unique background, extensive mentoring experience and research relevant to today’s big questions, new Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Mark A. Phillips is poised to make an impact at Oregon State University starting Fall 2021.

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News

Oregon State to lead Department of Energy project to capture carbon dioxide from the air

Oregon State University chemistry professor May Nyman has been selected as one of the leaders of a $24 million federal effort to develop technologies for combating climate change by extracting carbon from the air. The work by Nyman, OSU computational chemist Tim Zuehlsdorff and Argonne’s Ahmet Uysal and Michael Sinwell is part of a nine-project carbon capture and storage mission being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Faculty and Staff

University Day awards recognize astrophysics discoveries and service during the pandemic

Physicist Davide Lazzati and Chemstores storekeeper Sierra Hansen win 2021 University Day awards.

Aerial shot of coral reef.
Research

Science faculty research funding in fiscal year 2021 hits a high mark

College of Science faculty were awarded $24.4 million in new research grants and awards in fiscal year 2021, a 55% increase over the average of the previous three years and one of the highest award levels ever.

Microscopic photograph of kidney cells.
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biochemist receives funds to unlock new structural pathway

Biophysicist Afua Nyarko has received $820K over a four-year period to conduct research into biological processes important for the regulation of cell growth, memory and kidney function. She hopes that her research will broaden the scope of scientific knowledge, opening new doors for disease treatment.

Holly Swisher standing in a backyard.
Mathematics

New NSF award to support 'rich and intricate discoveries' in mathematics

Professor of mathematics Holly Swisher was awarded a NSF grant to investigate a number of problems that relate to modular and automorphic forms, which have played a central role in many major problems in number theory over the last century.