Center for Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR)

A one-stop-shop for materials analysis and characterization, CAMCOR is the largest lab in the ONAMI network. Extensive equipment, expertise and facilities are ideal for microanalysis, surface analysis, electron microscopy, device fabrication and nuclear magnetic resonance studies.


Agriculture Soon farmers can make sure they’re not pouring too much fertilizer, money or pollution into their fields and ground water. CAMCOR is helping this spinoff company bring its real-time wireless soil sensors to market.


Medical With a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers at CAMCOR are on their way to building a better condom and helping prevent HIV/AIDS in the developing world.

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools Some challenges, like failure analysis, require digging a little deeper. That’s one of CAMCOR’s sweet spots. Their complementary tools and processes allow them to detect trace elements on one machine and then reconfirm the results on another at a higher resolution, for example.