Oregon BEST Member Researchers

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Over 250 researchers at Oregon State University, Oregon Tech, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon are active as Oregon BEST Member Researchers.

You can search our Member Researchers by area of expertise, academic institution, and available research equipment to find potential collaborators. Contact Oregon BEST staff for an introduction or to gather more information about teaming with Member Researchers.

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  • 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

  • Darrell Brown

    School of Business Administration at Portland State University

    Metrics and measures for evaluating green building and clean energy

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

  • G.Z. Brown

    Professor of Architecture; Director, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory at University of Oregon

    Sustainable green building design

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building

  • Frank Burris

    Fisheries and Wildlife, Gold Beach at Oregon State University

    Markets and uses for products from pyrolysis such as biochar, biooil, and pyroligneous water

    Areas of Interest: Biomass Energy Generation

  • Raul Cal

    Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Portland State University

    Fundamental and applied studies of wind turbine arrays

    Areas of Interest: Wind

  • David Cann

    Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

    Piezoelectric energy harvesting, energy capacitors, and Pb-free piezoelectric materials

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency

  • Carol Caughey

    Design and Human Environment (emerita faculty, retired to Portland) at Oregon State University

    Energy efficient lighting and construction for residential and commercial buildings

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building

  • Chih-hung Chang

    Professor at Oregon State University

    Solar Energy Materials and Processing

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Solar

    Related Projects: Develop a Low-cost Manufacturing Process for High Efficiency CIGS Thin Film PVs

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    Heejun Chang

    at Portland State University

    water conservation, smart growth

    Areas of Interest: Water & Wastewater

  • Frank Chaplen

    Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University

    Application of tools of systems biology and metabolic modeling to issues in biomass, biofuels, and clean energy

  • Richard Chartoff

    Chemistry at University of Oregon

    Biodegradable polymeric materials and lightweight high strength materials

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Green Building

  • Hsiou-Lien Chen

    at Oregon State University

    Naturally colored cotton and poplar fibers, environmentally friendly techniques for textile disinfestations

  • Patrick Chiang

    Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University

    Micro/nano-electronics chip design for wireless sensor networks used for infrastructure monitoring

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials

  • Andrew Chiasson

    Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Renewable Energy Center at Oregon Institute of Technology

    Modeling and simulation of thermal systems

    Areas of Interest: Geothermal

  • Mark Chien

    Program Coordinator at Oregon Wine Research Institute

    In 1999 Mark joined Penn State Cooperative Extension as the first wine grape extension educator after managing the world-class Temprance Hill vineyard for 17 years. He is a long time member of the national American Society for Enology and Viticulture and a former secretary of its Eastern Section. He also serves on the board of the National Grape and Wine Initiative and is an active participant in the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) and the National Viticulture and Enology Extension Conference. In 1999 he earned his Master of Education in Agricultural Extension and Education from Penn State.

    Areas of Interest: Agriculture & Forestry,  Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts

  • Jeffrey Cina

    Chemistry at University of Oregon

    Electronic excitation energy transfer, a process relevant to both photosynthesis and solar energy conversion

    Areas of Interest: Solar

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    Kelly Clifton

    Professor at Portland State University

    Kelly J. Clifton is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Portland State University.

    Areas of Interest: Smart Grid,  Transportation

  • Erdem Coleri

    Erdem Coleri

    Assistant Professor and John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow at Oregon State University

    Erdem Coleri received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis (2011) with specialization in pavement materials and structures. Dr. Coleri joined OSU in September 2014 after working as a postdoctoral scholar and a project scientist at the University of California Pavement Research Center for three years. He has also worked as a Technical Consultant for Sensys Networks, Inc., which is a leading provider of wireless traffic detection and integrated traffic data systems. His research interests are in the areas of sustainable pavement materials and structures, energy efficient pavement design strategies, and infrastructure health monitoring using wireless sensor networks.

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Energy Efficiency,  Infrastructure

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    John Conley

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University

    Thin films and nanostructured materials for novel solar cell and energy storage technologies

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Energy Storage,  Solar

  • Cindy Cooper

    School of Business Administration at Portland State University

    Social innovation, social enteprise and business expertise

    Areas of Interest: Other

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    Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

    Assistant Professor at Oregon State University

    My main research interests are cascading outages, power system protection, and complex systems.

    Areas of Interest: Smart Grid

  • Daniel Cox

    Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

    Wave effects on marine wind farms, including wave loading and scour.

    Areas of Interest: Hydro & Marine Power

  • Cristina Crespo

    Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy at Oregon Tech

    Renewable energy technologies.

    Areas of Interest: Biofuels, Biochemicals & Bioproducts,  Biomass Energy Generation,  Geothermal,  Hydro & Marine Power,  Solar,  Wind

  • Hugh Currin

    Mechanical Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology

    Wind turbine aerodynamics, structural and dynamic analysis

    Areas of Interest: Wind