Join Oregon BEST's Member Researchers

Research in Clean Technology

Oregon BEST encourages researchers engaged in research related to clean technology to actively participate in Oregon BEST as Member Researchers. Oregon BEST research programs are centered at Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon. Member Researchers must be willing to consider an active role in Oregon BEST and be involved or interested in Oregon BEST's evolving Cleantech Research Areas of Interest:


Oregon BEST Member Researchers are able to:

  1. Apply for Oregon BEST-related funding opportunities.
  2. Request Oregon BEST letters of support for proposals.
  3. Connect to Oregon communities, industries, and businesses.
  4. Participate in workshops, brainstorming sessions, and other events.
  5. Request Oregon BEST sponsorship when bringing research workshops to Oregon.
  6. Receive and be featured in Oregon BEST e-newsletters.
  7. Use Oregon BEST name and artwork.

Qualifications & Expectations

Oregon BEST Member Researchers are expected to:

  1. Be listed in the Oregon BEST Partner Directory.  
  2. Specify one or more categories that most accurately describe interests within the Oregon BEST research areas, such as energy storage or transportation.
  3. Maintain active research or interest in Oregon BEST research areas.
  4. Actively participate in the Oregon BEST community by providing input on research ideas, collaborating with other Oregon university faculty on research topics, and being available for outreach events.
  5. Allow home university to share statistics about research proposals and funding with Oregon BEST.
  6. Be willing to have activity (such as proposals, awards, and expenditures) in research areas of interest included in aggregate statistics for Oregon BEST.
  7. Share, on an annual basis, a list of relevant publications, patents, honors, and other requested information.
  8. Acknowledge Oregon BEST in publications and proposals when appropriate (e.g., when benefiting from Oregon BEST funding or shared-user facilities).

Join Member Researchers

Join our network of researchers to connect with your community and contribute to regional cleantech leadership. Contact Katie Klos to get started:

Katie Klos

Manager of University Programs, Oregon BEST
Email: katie.klos(at)
Phone: 412-352-2721

contact Katie