Oregon BEST Member Researchers

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- VANESSA KEITGES, CEO OF COLUMBIA GREEN TECHNOLOGIES                   

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.

If you are a researcher at one of our partner institutions, learn more about accelerating your work and advancing your career by joining our Member Researchers.

The searchable list below is drawn from our Partner Directory. You can narrow our list of partners if you like, or if you want a comprehensive list, just click on the "Search" button without entering any criteria.

  • Tugrul Daim

    at Portland State University

  • Howard Davis

    Architecture at University of Oregon

    How design of buildings and urban districts can foster social and economic sustainability

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

  • Miriam Deutsch

    Physics at University of Oregon

    Nanostructured materials assisting in efficiently harvesting solar energy

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Solar

  • Pallavi Dhagat

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Oregon State University

    Nanostructured magnetic materials for high-efficiency electric energy conversion

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Energy Efficiency

  • Jennifer Dill

    Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University

    Relationships between land use, transportation, and physical activity

    Areas of Interest: Transportation

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    Dejing Dou

    Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at University of Oregon

    Expert in Data Mining and Health Informatics. Leading PI of two NIH R01 grants.

    Areas of Interest: Cleanweb

  • Amy J. Dreves

    Assistant Professor-Senior Research Entomologist at Oregon State University

    Specializes in pest management and a systems approach with biologically-based control strategies

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

  • Kevin Drost

    Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

    Microchannel processing for solar fuels, biofuels and building energy efficiency

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

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    Bryony DuPont

    Assistant Professor at Oregon State University

    Renewable Energy Systems and Sustainable Product Development

    Areas of Interest: Consumer Products,  Energy Efficiency,  Hydro & Marine Power,  Smart Grid,  Wind

  • Mitch Duryea

    Geomatics at Oregon Tech

    Surveying & mapping expertise for project development

    Areas of Interest: Other

  • Peter Dusicka

    Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University

    Green building construction materials/methods and structural safety

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

  • Vicky Elmer

    Planning, Public Policy & Management at University of Oregon

    Integrated Urban Water Management, including decentralized water-energy-water solutions and water governance

    Areas of Interest: Water & Wastewater

  • Roger Ely

    Biological & Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University

    Optimizing solar-supported, biological processes for making hydrogen gas from water.

    Areas of Interest: Solar

  • Ihab Elzeyadi

    Professor of Architecture at University of Oregon

    High-performance building design and evaluation; integrated green technologies

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building

  • Dave Ervin

    Economics and Environmental Resources and Management at Portland State University

    Factors affecting sustainable business management and green building technology performance

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

  • Elizabeth Esponnette

    Co-founder at unspun, Inc.

    Researcher and entrepreneur focused on additive manufacturing methods for soft good products (i.e. 3d printing clothing & textiles) Areas of interest: product design, soft goods, textiles, additive manufacturing/3D printing.

    Areas of Interest: Manufacturing,  Other

  • Matt Evans

    Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

    Thermal, mechanical, and hydraulic behavior of granular materials with applications in resource recovery, geothermal energy, ground source heat pumps, and foundations for wind and wave energy

    Areas of Interest: Geothermal

  • Mark Faust

    Mark Faust

    Assistant Professor at Portland State University

    Professor Faust has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at PSU since 2004.

    Areas of Interest: Other

  • Zhenxing Feng

    Zhenxing Feng

    Assistant Professor at Oregon State University

    Dr. Feng’s research has been focused in three main directions: energy storage, conversion and harves

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials,  Energy Storage,  Fuel Cells & Hydrogen

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    Robin Feuerbacher

    Energy Systems Engineering Program Lead & Tykeson Endowed Faculty Scholar at Oregon State University - Cascades

    Robin Feuerbacher is the program lead for the energy systems engineering degree which was launched in 2010.

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency

  • Stephen Fickas

    Computer & Information Science at University of Oregon

    Mobile software to support sustainability

    Areas of Interest: Cleanweb

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    William Fish

    Associate Professor at Portland State University

    Water chemistry, pollution control, treatment systems, water reuse, storm water management

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Green Building,  Water & Wastewater

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    Carolyn Fonyo Boggess

    Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Graduate Program at Oregon State University

    Life cycle assessment, embodied energy analysis of alternative solutions.

    Areas of Interest: Agriculture & Forestry,  Biomass Energy Generation,  Consumer Products,  Energy Efficiency,  Recycling & Reuse,  Water & Wastewater

  • Warren Ford

    Chemistry at Portland State University

    Polymeric and nanoscale materials

    Areas of Interest: Advanced Materials

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    Brian Fronk

    Assistant Professor at Oregon State University

    Dr. Fronk works in the area of advanced thermal energy systems.

    Areas of Interest: Energy Efficiency,  Energy Storage,  Geothermal,  Green Building

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    John Gambatese

    Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University

    Sustainability of civil infrastructure; facility life-cycles; and the construction process.

    Areas of Interest: Green Building,  Infrastructure,  Recycling & Reuse,  Transportation

  • Dave Garten

    Dave Garten

    Professor of Business at Portland State University

    Dave has extensive experience in strategy development, management, marketing, product development, strategic alliances and acquisitions, negotiation, raising capital and finance. He teaches graduate courses in Business Strategy, Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions, and Negotiation. Dave also is Director of PSU’s MBA Capstone Consulting program.

  • Donald Genasci

    Architecture at University of Oregon

    Economics of green, small-footprint (scale), high-density buildings that more closely fit existing neighborhoods

    Areas of Interest: Green Building

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    Brady Gibbons

    Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science at Oregon State University

    Novel materials for energy storage and energy conversion

    Areas of Interest: Energy Storage,  Fuel Cells & Hydrogen

  • Mark Gillem

    Architecture and Landscape Architecture at University of Oregon

    Sustainable urbanism at the intersection of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning

    Areas of Interest: Green Building