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Linus Pauling Science Center Launch Event

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

The Grand Opening of the Linus Pauling Science Center will be held on October 14th.   Planned Activities 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open House Self-guided tours; be sure to stop by Ava’s Café located inside the building and sample healthy food selections. 3:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremony The ceremony will include keynote speaker Linus Pauling Jr. […]

OSU pigment discovery expanding to new colors – including orange

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

OSU pigment discovery expanding to new colors – including orange David Stauth, Oregon State University News and Communication CORVALLIS, Ore. – Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that the same crystal structure they identified two years ago to create what may be the world’s best blue pigment can also be used with different elements […]

Accidental OSU discovery produces new blue pigment

Monday, November 16th, 2009

From today’s Gazette Times: “Basically, this was an accidental discovery,” said Mas Subramanian, the Milton Harris Professor of Materials Science in the OSU Department of Chemistry. “We were exploring manganese oxides for some interesting electronic properties they have, something that can be both ferroelectric and ferromagnetic at the same time. Our work had nothing to […]

Terra – Winter 2009

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The Winter 2009 issue of Terra is now available. Stories from the College of Science include Ajeet Johnson’s study of the Brothers Fault Zone in Central Oregon, and how Chemistry is going green in the new Green Materials Chemistry Center.

Letting the Hua Cat Out of the Bag

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Good news from 10-2-08 OSU Media Release: Dr. Rich Carter is at it again! Working with Hua Yang, an OSU postdoctoral research associate, Carter has developed a new and improved “organocatalyst”. Hua Cat is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and very effective chiral compound (chiral compounds are the basis for about 90% of all new drug development, which by […]

David T. Wong named Indiana Living Legend

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

On July 18, 2008, Dr. David T. Wong (’64 Chemistry) was honored as an Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society. He is best known for his work discovering Prozac, Strattera and Cymbalta, but here at OSU, we also know him as a 2003 OSU Alumni Fellow. He remains active in the OSU community, […]

Tom Webb Stops By

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Tom Webb stopped by the Breakthroughs HQ Annex (aka the OSU Foundation) today for a visit. He’s recently “retired” from his career on the chemistry faculty at Auburn University (he kept his office there, so I suspect he’s still making frequent appearances at work). He has maintained his connections at his alma mater, OSU, stopping […]

Flat Screen TV’s for EVERYONE!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

This article points up OSU as a pioneer in transparent electronics and touts a partnership among the U.S. government, private industry and university research to enable critical innovations for future display technology. For the non-pioneers among us here’s what wiki has to say about thin films. Flat screen TV’s are clearly the least of it. Beavers, always building stuff.

Transparent integrated circuit finds industrial use

Monday, June 16th, 2008

In early 2006, OSU researchers announced that they had created a completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds. Now, reports the Corvallis Gazette Times, that technology has found its first industrial use in solar panels: Silicon-based solar cells — the heavy black panels currently in use — require mechanical devices to pivot them and track […]

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Star Makes Headlines

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Rich Carter is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at OSU. He studies synthetic organic chemistry, publishes like mad, runs a big lab, teaches and oh yes, raises a family. He’s one of those people who, when you meet him, you wonder what the heck you’ve been doing with your life. His latest achievement is his breakthrough […]