Oregon BEST Partner Directory

The Power of Collaboration

Oregon BEST Partners are part of a broad-based network of entrepreneurs, university researchers, industry collaborators, investors, and partner organizations. Together, they are the fuel behind creative collaborations that spark innovation, nurture new businesses, and create cleantech jobs for Oregon.

  • Waste2Watergy

    Corvallis, OR

    Waste2Watergy’s microbial fuel cell cleans wastewater while generating energy.

    Areas of Interest: Fuel Cells & Hydrogen,  Water & Wastewater

    Related Projects: Waste2Watergy

  • George Wheeler

    Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacuring Engineering at Oregon State University

    Improving energy efficiency by reducing waste in all forms, including energy, waste, and productivity.

    Areas of Interest: Green Building,  Water & Wastewater

  • Dorthe Wildenschild

    Chemical , Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University

    Multi-phase flow in porous media as applied to geothermal energy extraction and subsurface storage of anthropogenic CO2

    Areas of Interest: Geothermal

  • Kenneth Williamson

    Chemical , Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University

    Biological treatment for hazardous and municipal wastes and environmental management, environmental regulations, and environmental sustainability

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts,  Green Building,  Solar,  Water & Wastewater

  • Michael Wing

    Forest Engineering, Resources, & Management at Oregon State University

    The design and application of unmanned aerial systems for remote sensing.

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building,  Solar

  • Jeff Witwer

    Energy Engineering Management Program at Oregon State University-Cascades

    Blending technical/engineering expertise with business to advance economic development around renewable energy

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building,  Solar

  • Cathy Wong

    Cathy Wong

    Director at The Wong Lab

    Research in the Wong lab seeks to adapt time-resolved exciton spectroscopies to the measurement of nanoscale building blocks during their self-assembly into mesoscale architectures. We will measure the electronic structure and exciton dynamics in situ and in real-time as irreversible processes occur, such as crystallization, self-assembly and chemical bond formation. By measuring and comparing how exciton behavior changes during self-assembly using various solution deposition techniques, we will develop strategies to control self-assembly and create materials with designer excitonic properties.

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Other

  • Brian Wood

    School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University

    Drinking water sustainability; sustainable water and wastewater treatment for the third world

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts,  Green Building

  • Zhaohui Wu

    College of Business at Oregon State University

    Green supply chain design and management, life cycle analysis, green food systems

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

  • Don Wysocki

    Columbia Basin Agri. Research Center at Oregon State University

    Development of oil seed cropping and untilization of wheat straw for semiarid areas of Oregon.

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts

  • Yizhao Yang

    Planning, Public Policy and Management at University of Oregon

    Urban forms that are environmentally sustainable or support sustainable human behaviror, and land use policies that enable these forms

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building

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    Harry Yeh

    Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

    Air and water flows (kinematics and dynamics)

    Areas of Interest: Green Building,  Hydro & Marine Power,  Infrastructure,  Wind

  • Alex Yokochi

    Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University

    Materials science and system design of solar energy conversion devices; energy storage issues

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts,  Energy Storage,  Fuel Cells & Hydrogen,  Geothermal,  Hydro & Marine Power,  Smart Grid,  Solar,  Wind

  • Robert Young

    Planning, Public Policy and Management at University of Oregon

    Sustainable community design, green economic development and governance

  • Hormoz Zareh

    Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Portland State University

    Design analysis and simulation with finite element techniques, computer-aided design, design optimization

  • Julia Zhang

    Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University

    electric machine design, electric drive control, power electronics

    Areas of Interest: Hydro & Marine Power,  Solar,  Wind

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    Yanyun Zhao

    Professor at Oregon State University

    Technology to convert food processing waste into high value and environmentally friend products.

    Areas of Interest: Agriculture & Forestry

  • Zidell Yards

    Portland, OR

    The Yards embraces the values that make Portland a great place to live: commitment to sustainability, great restaurants, access to transit, and a walking, biking urban lifestyle.

  • James Zipay

    Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at Oregon Institute of Technology

    Improving outlook on energy solutions

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts,  Geothermal,  Solar,  Wind