Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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Oregon State University
AC-9: Academic Research

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Complete Expired Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
262

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
647

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
72

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
145

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Albert, Dennis A AGD - Horticulture Operations
Anderson, Kim A ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Anderson, Nicole AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Andrews, Nicholas AGS - North Willamette Extension
Antle, John AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Arismendi, Ivan D AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Arnold, Mary E HHS - Ext 4-H Youth Dev On-Campus
Arnold, Stevan J SZO - Zoology Operations
Arp, Daniel J ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Ashton, Carolyn HHS - Ext 4-H Youth Dev Off-Campus
Azarenko, Anita N AGD - Horticulture Operations
Bailey, John D FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Baker, C Scott AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Balint, Gabriel AGS - Southern Oregon Oper
Banks, Michael A AGS - COMES - Newport
Bartholomew, Jerri L AMB - Ag Microbiology Operations
Bassil, Nahla V AGD - Horticulture Operations
Batchelder, Harold P OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Batten, Belinda A ELS - NW Nat'l Mar Renew Energy Ctr
Beckman, Joseph S RDR - Environ Health Sci Ctr
Behrenfeld, Michael J ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Bell, Christopher A EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Bennett, Max TEX - Extensn Jackson County Office
Benoit-Bird, Kelly J OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Betts, Matthew G FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Bliss, John C FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Bohle, Mylen G TEX - Extension Crook County Office
Bolte, John P ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Bovbjerg, Viktor E HHS - Sch of Bio & Pop Hlth Sci Ops
Brandt, Stephen B RSG - Sea Grant
Brauner, David R CLA - School of Lang, Culture & Soc
Brekken, Ted K ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Brook, Edward J OAS - Geosciences Operations
Brummer, Fara A TEX - Extension Warm Springs
Bryla, David R AGD - Horticulture Operations
Butler, Marvin D AGS - Central Oregon Oper
Cann, David P EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Capalbo, Susan M AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Casarez, Roberto A DAA - Educ Opportunities Program
Chan, Samuel S RSG - Sea Grant
Chang, Chih-hung ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Chastain, Thomas G AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Cheung, Itchung S RMS - Hatfield Marine Science Ctr
Chiang, Patrick Y ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Ciannelli, Lorenzo OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Ciuffetti, Lynda M ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Clark, Peter U OAS - Geosciences Operations
Colwell, Frederick S OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Conway, Flaxen D OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Coop, Leonard B AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Cotilla-Sanchez, J E ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Creighton, Janean FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Crews, Tracy D RSG - Sea Grant
Crump, Byron C OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Curtis, Lawrence R AGD - Horticulture Operations
Davis, Curtiss O OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
DeBano, Sandra J AGS - Hermiston Operations
DeFrancesco, Joseph T AGS - North Willamette Extension
DelCurto, Timothy AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Denver, Dee R SZO - Zoology Operations
Dietterich, Thomas G ESE - Computer Science Prgm
Doescher, Paul S FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Dreves, Amy J AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Drost, Monte K EMD - Micro Products - MIME
Dugger, Bruce D AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Dugger, Katie M AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Duncan, Sally L CLA - School of Public Policy
DuPont, Bryony L EMM - Industrial/Manufact Engr Prgm
Ebbeck, Vicki HHS - Sch of Bio & Pop Hlth Sci Ops
Egbert, Gary D OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Egna, Hillary S APD - Aquaculture CRSP Operations
Einhorn, Todd C AGS - Mid-Columbia Oper
Elias, Sabry AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Ellen, Gwendolyn AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Endress, Bryan A AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Eskelson, Bianca N FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Etuk, Lena E HHS - EXT Family/Comm HealthOn-Cmps
Felix, Joel AGS - Malheur Operations
Field, Jennifer A ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Field, Katharine G AGD - Bioresources Research Oper
Ford, M Jesse AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Friedlaender, Ari AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Gaines, Lisa J RNR - INR Information Operations
Gambatese, John A EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Ganio, Lisa M FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Gent, David H ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Gibbons, Brady J EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Goodrich, Charles R CLA - School of Hist Phil & Rel
Greaney, Peter A EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Green, Stephanie J SZO - Zoology Operations
Gregory, Stanley V AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Grevstad, Fritzi ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Haapala, Karl EMM - Industrial/Manufact Engr Prgm
Hagen, Christian A AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Halbleib, Mary L AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Hamm, Philip B AGS - Hermiston Extension
Hansen, David J RSG - Sea Grant
Hanumolu, Pavan Kumar V ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Harmon, Mark E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Hayes, Patrick AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Henkel, Sarah K OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Higley, Kathryn A ENE - Nuclear Engineering Oper
Hillyer, Charles C ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Holdren, George R RSG - Sea Grant
Hooker, Karen A HHS - Sch Soc & Bhav Hlth Sci Ops
Hooven, Louisa A AGD - Horticulture Operations
Horneck, Donald A AGS - Hermiston Operations
Horning, Markus AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Howe, Glenn T FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Hoynacki, Daniel J TEX - Extensn Marion County Office
Huff, Tristan D FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Hunter-Zaworski, Katharine EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Hurwitz, David S EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Ideker, Jason H ECC - Civil Engineering Prgm
Jaiswal, Pankaj ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Jarvis, William T RDR - Water / Watershed Institute
Jenkins, Jeffrey J ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Jensen, Edward C FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Jepson, Paul C AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Johnson, Dustin D AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Johnson, James E FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Jones, Frank A ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Jones, Julia A OAS - Geosciences Operations
Jovanovic, Goran N EMD - Micro Products - CBEE
Junker, Joseph F EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Kagan, James S RNR - INR Information Operations
Kaiser, Clive TEX - Ext Umatilla County Office
Kamke, Fred FOR - Wood Sci/Engr Oper
Karow, Russell S AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Kennedy, Robert E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Keszler, Douglas A SCH - Chemistry Operations
Kleber, Markus AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Kling, Jennifer G AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Kolesar, Sarah E RSG - Sea Grant
Koppers, Anthony OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Kosro, P M OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Kowalewski, Alec R AGD - Horticulture Operations
Krankina, Olga N FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
La Belle, Chris L TEE - Outreach & Engagement
Lach, Denise H OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Lajtha, Kate J AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Lancaster, Stephen T OAS - Geosciences Operations
Landgren, Chal G AGS - North Willamette Oper
Latta, Gregory S FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Law, Beverly E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Lewis, David J AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Lindberg, Kreg A LCB - Outdoor Rec Ldrshp / Tourism
Lintz, Heather E OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Liston, Aaron I ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Liu, Hong ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Livesay, Margaret T TEX - Extensn Benton County Office
Luoma, Daniel L FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Mahaffee, Walter F ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Mallory-Smith, Carol A AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Martin, Dana L TEX - Ext Deschutes County Office
Matano, Ricardo P OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Mate, Bruce R AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Matthewson, Melissa AGD - Horticulture Extension
Mc Comb, Brenda C GRD - Grad School Special Programs
Mc Cune, Bruce ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Mc Iver, James D AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Mehlenbacher, Shawn A AGD - Horticulture Operations
Meigs, Andrew J OAS - Geosciences Operations
Menge, Bruce A SZO - Zoology Operations
Miller, Jessica A AGS - COMES - Newport
Miller, Weston A AHT - Horticulture Extn Field Fac
Milligan, Kristen SZO - Zoology Operations
Mix, Alan C OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Momsen, Ellen ENG - College of Engineering-Admin
Morrissey, Michael T AFC - Food Innovtn Ctr Exp Sta Ops
Morzillo, Anita T FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Mote, Philip W OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Murthy, Ganti ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Muszynski, Lech FOR - Wood Sci/Engr Oper
Myers, James R AGD - Horticulture Operations
Nason, Jeffrey A ECB - Environmental Engr Prgm
Needham, Mark D FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Nelson, Kim AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Nelson, Michael P FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Nolin, Anne W OAS - Geosciences Operations
O Connell, Kari E FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Paasch, Robert K ELS - NW Nat'l Mar Renew Energy Ctr
Palacios, Daniel M AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Parke, Jennifer L ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Paul, Brian K EMD - Micro Products - MIME
Peachey, Ronald E AGD - Horticulture Operations
Peterson, James T AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Porter Medina, Jose D EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Pscheidt, Jay W ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Puettmann, Klaus J FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Radniecki, Tyler S ECB - Environmental Engr Prgm
Rahe, Mallory AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Randhawa, Sabah U ENG - College of Engineering-Admin
Rao, Sujaya U AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Reimers, Clare E OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Reuter, Ronald J LCB - Natural Resources
Ringo, Chris D AGD - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Roby, Daniel D AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Rosetta, Robin L AGS - North Willamette Oper
Rowe, Shawn RSG - Sea Grant
Sagili, Ramesh AGD - Horticulture Operations
Sahnow, Susan K FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Salwasser, Janine M RNR - INR Information Operations
Sanchez, Dana M AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Santamaria, Luisa AGS - North Willamette Oper
Santelmann, Mary V OAS - Geosciences Operations
Schmittner, Andreas OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Schreck, Carl B AGD - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Schultz, Adam OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Schulze, Mark FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Seavert, Clark F AAR - Applied Economics Extension
Selker, John S ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Semprini, Lewis ECB - Environmental Engr Prgm
Sessions, Jon FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Settersten, Richard A HHS - Sch Soc & Bhav Hlth Sci Ops
Shaw, David C FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Shearer, Peter W AGS - Mid-Columbia Oper
Shinderman, Matthew J LCB - Natural Resources
Shock, Clinton C AGS - Malheur Operations
Shroyer, Emily L OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Skaugset III, Arne E FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Smiley, Richard W AGS - Colmbia Basin Oper
Smith, Carole A TEX - Extension Union County Office
Steel, Brent S CLA - School of Public Policy
Still, Christopher J FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Stone, Alexandra G AGD - Horticulture Extension
Stone, David L ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Stoner, Joseph S OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Strik, Bernadine C AGS - North Willamette Oper
Strong, Nicole A FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Stubblefield, William A ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Sudakin, Daniel ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Sullivan, Dan M AGD - Horticulture Operations
Suryan, Robert M RMS - Hatfield Marine Science Ctr
Svejcar, Anthony J AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Sylvia, Gilbert AGS - COMES - Newport
Talbott, John R ASG - Sun Grant Western Center
Tanguay, Robert ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Taylor II, Jimmy D FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Tesch, Steven D FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Thomas, Christoph K OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Tullos, Desiree D ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Turner, David P FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Tyler, Brett ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Vache, Kellie B ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Vance-Borland, Kenneth W FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Vega-Thurber, Rebecca L SMB - Microbiology Operations
Wall, Brian M RDR - Research Programs
Walton, Vaughn M AGD - Horticulture Operations
Wang, Hailei EMD - Micro Products - MIME
Waring, Richard H FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Weis, Virginia SZO - Zoology Operations
White, Eric M FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Wildenschild, Dorthe ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Williams, David E RDR - Superfund Research Center
Willis, Patrick C HHS - Ext 4-H Youth Dev Off-Campus
Wing, Michael G FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Wong, Weng-Keen ESE - Computer Science Prgm
Woolley, Travis J FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Wooster, David E AGS - Hermiston Operations
Yang, Wei Q AGS - North Willamette Oper
Yang, Zhiqiang FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

OSU Sustainability Office staff reviewed all 1653 FY14 active research awards and coded them according to their alignment with Earth Charter principles. Correlation with OSU's Signature Areas of Distinction was also supported by this method. As indicated in OSU’s Strategic Plan, research activities should advance the science of sustainable earth ecosystems, improve human health and wellness, promote economic development and social progress, or expand the current knowledge base within sustainability focus areas such as alternative energy, climate, and materials sciences.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Harnessing the Power of the Ocean
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy established the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), directed by OSU mechanical engineering professor Bob Paasch, a collaborative effort between OSU, University of Washington and the National Renewable Energy Lab. The NNMREC includes researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and Science, along with Oregon Sea Grant, the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, the Marine Mammal Institute and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. NNMREC is one of only three U.S. Department of Energy National Marine Renewable Energy Centers.

Wind Energy: Thinking Smaller and Thinking Ahead
OSU's Energy Resources Research Laboratory is working with the Bonneville Power Administration on wind-forecasting models to determine the most productive locations for wind farms. Forecasting models are also useful in research to capture excess energy generated during peak wind events and releasing the stored energy onto the power grid at times when wind speeds are slow. OSU research also focuses on grid management and integration of renewable energy sources.

Modernizing the grid
Beyond finding new sources of energy and reducing consumption, OSU energy research also addresses the need to modernizing America’s aging and outdated power distribution infrastructure. This includes scale modeling, control systems, machine learning and networks that support smart grids. These digitally-controlled transmission and distribution systems are designed to be more reliable, energy efficient and economical, as well as able to readily accommodate renewable energy sources. OSU has one of the only grid-scale laboratories capable of testing products for utility performance.

Making Solar More Efficient and Manufacturable
Materials research is at the core of transforming solar energy technology. Appropriate selection of materials enables new technologies that are inexpensive, highly efficient and reliable. Oregon State University conducts a variety of materials research leading to next generation technologies. Advancements include thin film flexible substrate solar technologies, high efficiency coatings and transparent electronics to optimize solar energy harvest. In partnering with companies like Oregon BEST and Solar World OSU research in solar technologies is expanding at an exciting pace.


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