M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Oregon State University

Oregon State University (OSU) has acquired a new ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy instrument that will “make its surface characterization laboratory a major resource for scientists throughout the Pacific Northwest.” This piece of equipment will be used to develop “new and better materials for semiconductors, solar energy, batteries, catalysis and various environmental applications.”

OSU received a matching grant from the Trust of $450,000 toward the acquisition of the instrument, along with funds from the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, Oregon BEST and Oregon State University.

Read the full article in Cascade Business News:

“This new system brings unique research capabilities and will play a key role in advancing the College of Engineering’s strategic research areas of clean energy, advanced manufacturing and materials science,” said assistant professor Líney Árnadóttir, the symposium’s chair.

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