infraStructure Testing & Applied Research (iSTAR) Laboratory at Portland State University evaluates the performance and resiliency of engineered structural systems and components. The lab focuses on understanding the effects of extreme structural loads while testing innovative, sustainable building materials. Capabilities include seismic testing and earthquake simulation.
Oregon BEST supports a network of nine shared-user research facilities at Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon. These multi-million dollar labs offer our industry partners access to research tools, faculty expertise, and workforce development opportunities. The labs help Oregon businesses compete while helping universities grow research and educate graduates.
Areas of Interest
- Energy Efficiency
- Green Building