research discoveries

Whether you want to collaborate on a research project in the works, you’re looking for technology to license or are just generally curious about the breakthroughs happening with ONAMI’s research members, you’ll find the latest insights you need here.

Individual Discoveries

  • June 26th, 2014
    OSU grant allows researchers to continue fight against 'hidden killer'
    Oregon State University researchers, among them principal investigator and ONAMI member Adam Higgins, have won grants that will help them study the treatment and prevention of sepsis. The blood poisoning condition is fatal to more people in the U.S. each year than AIDS, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, according to OSU. In that sense,it’s called the “hidden killer.” Read more »
  • June 11th, 2014
  • Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacture
    Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency. Read more »
  • November 6th, 2013 
    UO-OSU collaboration leads to breakthrough in understanding aluminum 
    Researchers in the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, a collaboration of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, have developed the first platform to fully study and understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum – one of the world's most important metals. Read more »
  • October 15th, 2013 
    MIM Diodes Pave Way For Higher-Speed Circuits
    Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) have made advances in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes that could eventually render silicon-based integrated circuits (ICs) obsolete, at least for extremely high-speed, high-frequency applications. The diodes are formed of two conducting metal layers with two insulator layers in between. Read more »
  • April 11th, 2013 
    A solar booster shot for natural gas power plants
    PNNL’s concentrating solar power system reduces greenhouse emissions — at a price that’s competitive with fossil fuel power  RICHLAND, Wash. – Natural gas power plants can use about 20 percent less fuel when the sun is shining by injecting solar energy into natural gas with a new system being developed by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read more »
  • June 12th, 2012 
    ONAMI Signature Researcher Discovers New Reflective Compound
    Mas Subramanian, OSU Professor of Chemistry and ONAMI’s first Signature Researcher, has discovered a new type of durable, environmentally-benign blue pigment that displays unusual characteristics in reflecting heat – it’s a “cool blue” compound that could become important in new approaches to saving energy in buildings. Read more »