A Scintillating Discovery
In 2015, a team of Oregon State University researchers devised a new solid-state, scintillator-type radiation detector that offers several key advantages over existing designs: It’s more compact, less expensive to produce, and, critically, does not require lots of high-voltage current to operate.
Bracing for the Next Surge
Researchers at Oregon State University, with colleagues at North Carolina
State University, are working to better understand the decision-making processes of hospital systems before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Memoriam: Paul Cull
Paul Cull, emeritus professor of computer science at Oregon State University, died at home at age 76 of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 17, 2019. Cull was one of the first two members of the computer science faculty at Oregon State, where he dedicated himself to excellence in research and teaching for his entire career.
In Memoriam: Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson, former head of Oregon State University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, died April 23. Robinson was a groundbreaking researcher whose colleagues remember him as a devoted teacher and an early advocate for the university’s nuclear science programs.
In Memoriam: Peter Johnson
It would be a challenge to name anyone who embodied the spirit of the Oregon State Engineer more than Peter E. Johnson, who died in June at age 86.
In Memoriam: Nancy Squires
Nancy Squires, senior instructor of mechanical engineering, died June 19, leaving an incredible legacy in the lives and careers of the hundreds of engineering students she influenced.
In Memoriam: Shoichi Kimura
Friends, colleagues, and former students mourn the loss of Shoichi “Sho” Kimura, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, who died in June at age 75.
Choosing the right words for almost half a century
When Don Fuller (’72 B.S., Electrical Engineering) looks back over a long, successful career to his days at the College of Engineering, they blur together in misty nostalgia. But even now, nearly 50 years after graduating, one course remains unforgettable: Communications for Engineers.
Great Foundations for Success
Even before he graduated from high school, Bill Nicholson (’80 B.S., Nuclear Engineering) knew he wanted to make a difference for future generations. The Portland native had always been interested in the clean energy field, and, at the time, solar and nuclear power were the two most promising technologies.
Problem-Solving from the Ground Up
Tadesse Meskele (’13 Ph.D., Civil Engineering) puts his problem-solving skills to use as a project engineer at GRI, a Beaverton-based engineering firm that focuses on geotechnical, geological, pavement, and environmental projects.