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YInMn crystal structure
Materials Science

Historic blue pigment discovered at Oregon State approved for commercial use

The vibrant blue discovered by Oregon State University researcher Mas Subramanian has cleared its final regulatory hurdle: The Environmental Protection Agency has approved its use for commercial purposes, including in paint for the artists who have long coveted it.

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Chemistry

Chemist famous for historic discovery of blue pigment receives NSF award to look for new red

Mas Subramanian, distinguished professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has received a special $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the holy grail of color research: an inorganic red pigment that’s vivid, safe and durable.

Biobutanol
Chemistry

Chemist makes key advance toward production of important biofuel

An international research collaboration, led by Kyriakos Stylianou, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels.

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Chemistry

OSU spinout company Inpria raises $31 million

A scientific breakthrough leads to an innovative solution for the marketplace.

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Faculty and Staff

Scientists garner innovation awards for cancer and materials research

The Science Research and Innovation Seed awards were given to four multidisciplinary research teams working on cancer diagnostics and materials science.  

Kyriakos Stylianou standing in front of Gilbert Hall
Chemistry

New chemistry professor develops a way to curb CO2 emissions

Chemist Kyriakos Stylianou has developed new carbon capture materials to reduce emissions from anthropogenic sources.

Mas Subramanian standing in front of bookshelf
Chemistry

Materials chemist makes key design advance for future durable, vivid pigments

Materials chemist Mas Subramanian has paved the way toward designing more pigments that are stable, durable and non-toxic with vivid hues.

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Chemistry

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

An international team co-led by chemist Kyriakos Stylianou has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions.

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Chemistry

International chemistry conference brings more than 80 scientists from around the world to OSU

The Department of Chemistry hosts 6th International Frontiers in Metal Oxide Cluster Science Meeting, attracting attendees from around the world to OSU’s campus.

animated model of neuroblastoma cells
Research

Oregon State Science, an innovation ecosystem

Scientific discovery at OSU is driven by big thinking, insatiable curiosity and out-of-the-box ideas that find a way into the economy.

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Research

New diffractometer opens door to discovery

In its first week, Oregon State’s new diffractometer has already generated data for eight publishable articles in peer-reviewed science journals.

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Chemistry

Gilfillan Lecture: Scientific discoveries from the alphabet soup of nuclear waste

Renowned inorganic chemist May Nyman presents the 2019 Gilfillan Memorial Lecture, “Scientific Discoveries from the Alphabet Soup of Nuclear Waste.”