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.

  • Andre Barbosa

    Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

    Probabilistic assessment and design of sustainable built environment for improved structural resiliency and structural robustness

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

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    Philip Barbour

    Sr. Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University

    Wind Energy Resources, Measurements, Integration and Forecasting, Coastal and Marine Meteorology

    Areas of Interest: Solar,  Wind

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    Robert Bass

    Associate Professor at Portland State University

    PMU data analysis; LCOE metrics; power quality impacts of EVs; BESS control.

    Areas of Interest: Smart Grid

  • Belinda Batten

    Mechanical, Industral, & Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

    Control design for complex systems

    Areas of Interest: Hydro & Marine Power

  • Brian Bay

    Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University

    Monitoring and optimizing building energy use and bio-inspired development of structural and insulation materials

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Energy Efficiency,  Green Building

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    Christopher Beaudry

    Associate Professor at Oregon State University

    Areas of Interest: Recycling & Reuse

  • John Becker-Blease

    College of Business at Oregon State University

    Sustainable development and business practices

    Areas of Interest: Other

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    Matt Beekman

    Assistant Professor of Physics at Oregon Institute of Technology

    Thermoelectric materials and technologies, materials for solid state energy conversion and storage

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials

  • Samuel Bennett

    Environmental & Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University

    Mass spectrometric analysis of biomolecules

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts

  • David Bernell

    Political Science at Oregon State University

    Research and consulting on renewable energy projects and policy

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

  • Robert Bertini

    Civil & Environmental Engineering/OTREC at Portland State University

    Transportation systems as an integral component of the built environment

    Areas of Interest: Transportation

  • Terry Blomquist

    at University of Oregon

    16 years promoting sustainability and green building advice to professionals

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building

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    David Blunck

    Assistant Professor at Oregon State University

    Research to address challenges in existing or future energy and combustion systems.

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts,  Energy Efficiency,  Transportation

  • Gerd Bobe

    Gerd Bobe

    Associate Professor (Animal & Rangeland Sciences), Adjunct Faculty (Human Nutrition), Principal Investigator (Linus Pauling Institute) at Oregon State University

    The focus of my research group is on dietary disease prevention using a “system biology” approach.

    Areas of Interest: Other

  • Shannon Boettcher

    Chemistry at University of Oregon

    Design, synthesis, and study of semiconductor materials for storage of solar energy in the form of chemical fuels

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Energy Storage,  Solar

  • John Bolte

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

    Mathematical modeling and spatial simulation of environmental and agricultural systems

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    Daniel Borello

    Assistant Professor at School of Civil and Construction Engineering

    Experimental testing of steel structures.

    Areas of Interest: Green Building,  Infrastructure

  • Tonya Boyd

    Geo-Heat Center at Oregon Institute of Technology

    Technical assistance and information about geothermal for small scale power, direct use applications, and geothermal heat pumps

    Areas of Interest: Geothermal

  • Ted Brekken

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University

    Control and modeling of renewable energy systems.

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

  • Bruce Broline

    Wood Science and Engineering at Oregon State University

    Evaluation of green adhesives, adhesive performance, and emissions from composite panels

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