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Submission Date March 4, 2016
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Oregon State University
AC-9: Academic Research

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Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
264

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
654

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
70

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
137

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:

Abbott, Mark R OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Abbott, Mark R OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Aduviri, Amas DAA - Educ Opportunities Program
Anderson, Kim A ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Anderson, Nicole TEX - Extensn Yamhill County Office
Andrews, Nicholas ANW - North Willamette Oper
Antle, John AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Argerich, Alba FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Arismendi, Ivan D AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Arnold, Mary E HHS - Ext 4-H Youth Dev On-Campus
Ashton, Carolyn HHS - Ext 4-H Youth Dev Off-Campus
Babbar-Sebens, Meghna EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Bachelet, Dominique ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Bailey, John D FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Bakalinsky, Alan T AFS - Food Sci and Tech Oper
Banks, Michael A RDR - CIMRS (Coop Inst/Marine Res)
Banks, Michael A ASF - COMES - Newport
Barroso, Judit ACB - Colmbia Basin Oper
Barth, John A OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Bassil, Nahla V AHT - Horticulture Operations
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
Benoit-Bird, Kelly J OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Betts, Matthew G FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Blunck, David L EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Boggess, William G AGA - College of Ag Administration
Bolte, John P ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Boudet, Hilary S CLA - School of Public Policy
Brauner, David R CLA - School of Lang, Culture & Soc
Brekken, Ted K ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Brook, Edward J OAS - Geosciences Operations
Bryla, David R AHT - Horticulture Operations
Capalbo, Susan M AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Carter, Rich G SCH - Chemistry Operations
Chan, Francis SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Chang, Chih-hung ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Chastain, Thomas G ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Cheung, Itchung S RMS - Hatfield Marine Science Ctr
Chiang, Patrick Y ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Chung, Woodam FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Coleri, Erdem EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Colwell, Frederick S OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Conley Jr, John F RDR - Mat Synth & Charact(MaSC) Fac
Conley Jr, John F ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Coop, Leonard B AIP - Ag IPPC Extension
Coop, Leonard B AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Copeman, Louise A OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Cotilla-Sanchez, J E ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Cowen, Robert RMS - Hatfield Marine Science Ctr
Creighton, Janean FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Crump, Byron C OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Curtis, Shelley J AGA - College of Ag Administration
Daly, Christopher EIU - Computational Sci & Engr Ctr
Davis, Curtiss O OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Davis, Emily Jane FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Davis, Emily Jane FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
De Leenheer, Patrick SMT - Mathematics Operations
DeBano, Sandra J AHE - Hermiston Operations
DeFrancesco, Joseph T ANW - North Willamette Extension
DeFrancesco, Joseph T ANW - North Willamette Oper
Diebel, Penelope L AGA - College of Ag Administration
Dodge Vera, Tina A TEX - Extension Linn County Office
Doescher, Paul S FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Dreves, Amy J ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Drost, Monte K EMD - Micro Products - MIME
Dugger, Bruce D AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Dugger, Katie M AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Duncan, Sally L CLA - School of Public Policy
Dung, Jeremiah K ACT - Central Oregon Oper
Dunham, Jason B AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Ebbeck, Vicki HHS - Sch of Bio & Pop Hlth Sci Ops
Edge, William D AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Egna, Hillary S APD - Aquaculture CRSP Operations
Einhorn, Todd C AMC - Mid-Columbia Oper
Ellsworth-Johnson, Lisa M AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Endress, Bryan A AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Epps, Clinton AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Etuk, Lena E HHS - EXT Family/Comm HealthOn-Cmps
Falk, John H RDR - Ctr for LifelongSTEM Learning
Felix, Joel AMA - Malheur Operations
Fern, Alan P ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Fern, Alan P ESE - Computer Science Prgm
Field, Jennifer A ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Field, Katharine G ABR - Bioresources Research Oper
Fitzgerald, Stephen A FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Frei, Simone RDR - Linus Pauling Institute
Friedlaender, Ari AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Frost, Kenneth E AHE - Hermiston Operations
Gaines, Lisa J RNR - Institute Natural Resources
Gaines, Lisa J RNR - INR Information Operations
Ganio, Lisa M FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Garcia, Tiffany S AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Gent, David H ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Giannico, Guillermo R AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Goodrich, Charles R CLA - School of Hist Phil & Rel
Goyer, Aymeric J AHE - Hermiston Operations
Graham, Matthew SPH - Physics Operations
Greaney, Peter A EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Green, Stephanie J SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Gregory, Stanley V AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Grevstad, Fritzi ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Grorud-Colvert, Kirsten A SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Grotta, Amy T FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Guzy, Michael R AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Haapala, Karl EMM - Industrial/Manufact Engr Prgm
Haapala, Karl EMP - Oregon Metals Inittv MIME
Hacker, Sally SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Hagen, Chris LCB - Engineering
Hagen, Christian A AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Haggerty, Roy D OAS - Geosciences Operations
Haggerty, Roy D RDR - Water / Watershed Institute
Halbleib, Mary L AIP - Ag IPPC Extension
Hall, Troy E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Haller, Merrick C ELS - NW Nat'l Mar Renew Energy Ctr
Haller, Merrick C EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Haller, Merrick C ECC - Civil Engineering Prgm
Hansen, David J RSG - Sea Grant
Hansen, Gayle I ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Harmon, Mark E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Hase, Claudia C VMD - Animal Health Research
Hatten, Jeffery A FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Hayes, Patrick ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Henkel, Sarah K RMS - Hatfield Marine Science Ctr
Henkel, Sarah K OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Herman, Gregory S ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Herman, Gregory S EMD - Micro Products - CBEE
Herman, Gregory S RDR - Mat Synth & Charact(MaSC) Fac
Hilker, Thomas FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Hill, David F ECC - Civil Engineering Prgm
Hill, David F EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Hillyer, Charles C ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Horning, Markus AMM - Marine Mammal Institute Ops
Hosty, Maureen E TEX - Ext Metro Outreach
Howe, Glenn T FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Hoynacki, Daniel J TEX - Extensn Marion County Office
Huff, Tristan D TEX - Extension Coos County Office
Hutchings, Jennifer K OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Hystad, Perry HHS - Sch of Bio & Pop Hlth Sci Ops
Ideker, Jason H EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Istok, Jonathan D EKC - Kiewit Ctr for Transportation
Jaiswal, Pankaj ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Jarvis, William T RDR - Water / Watershed Institute
Jeliazkov, Valtcho ACB - Colmbia Basin Oper
Jepson, Paul C AIP - Ag IPPC Operations
Jepson, Paul C AIP - Ag IPPC Extension
Ji, Xiulei SCH - Chemistry Operations
Johnson, Dustin D AGS - Eastern Oregon ARC Oper
Johnson, James E FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Johnson, Kenneth B ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Jones, Frank A ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Jones, Julia A OAS - Geosciences Operations
Jovanovic, Goran N EMD - Micro Products - CBEE
Jovanovic, Goran N ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Junker, Joseph F EMM - Mechanical Engineering Prgm
Juranek, Lauren W OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Kagan, James S RNR - INR Information Operations
Kagan, James S RNR - Institute Natural Resources
Kaiser, Clive TEX - Ext Umatilla County Office
Kamke, Fred FOR - Wood Sci/Engr Oper
Karow, Russell S ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Kauffman, J B AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Kennedy, Robert E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Kennedy, Robert E OAS - Geosciences Operations
Keszler, Douglas A RDR - Mat Synth & Charact(MaSC) Fac
Keszler, Douglas A SCH - Chemistry Operations
Kleber, Markus ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Klinck, Holger RDR - CIMRS (Coop Inst/Marine Res)
Kling, Jennifer G ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Kolesar, Sarah E RSG - Sea Grant
Kosro, P M OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Kowalewski, Alec R AHT - Horticulture Extension
Kowalewski, Alec R AHT - Horticulture Operations
Lajtha, Kate J ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Lancaster, Stephen T OAS - Geosciences Operations
Law, Beverly E FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Lerner, Michael M SCH - Chemistry Operations
Lev, Larry S AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Lintz, Heather E OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Liston, Aaron I ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Lubchenco, Jane SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Lytle, David A SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Machado, Stephen ACB - Colmbia Basin Oper
Macrory Powell, Maud TEX - Extensn Jackson County Office
Madsen, Lisa J SST - Statistics Operations
Maguire, Douglas A FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Mahaffee, Walter F ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Marino, Elizabeth LCB - Social Sciences
Marshall, Christopher J SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Martin, Dana L TEX - Extension Warm Springs
Matano, Ricardo P OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
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 AHT - Horticulture Operations
Meigs, Andrew J OAS - Geosciences Operations
Meigs, Andrew J OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Menge, Bruce A SZO - Integrative Biology Operatns
Miller, Jessica A ASF - COMES - Newport
Miller, Weston A AHT - Horticulture Extn Field Fac
Mix, Alan C OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Morrissey, Michael T AFC - Food Innovtn Ctr Exp Sta Ops
Mote, Philip W OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Mundt, Christopher C ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Murthy, Ganti ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Muszynski, Lech FOR - Wood Sci/Engr Oper
Myers, James R AHT - Horticulture Operations
Myrold, David D ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Nairn, John A FOR - Wood Sci/Engr Oper
Nason, Jeffrey A ECB - Environmental Engr Prgm
Needham, Mark D FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Nelson, Michael P FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Nolin, Anne W OAS - Geosciences Operations
Noller, Jay S ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Paasch, Robert K ELS - NW Nat'l Mar Renew Energy Ctr
Park, Jae W ASF - COMES - Astoria
Parke, Jennifer L ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Parke, Jennifer L ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Paul, Brian K EMM - Industrial/Manufact Engr Prgm
Paul, Brian K EMD - Micro Products - MIME
Peachey, Ronald E AHT - Horticulture Operations
Peterson, James T AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Price, Lisa M CLA - School of Lang, Culture & Soc
Pscheidt, Jay W ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Puettmann, Klaus J FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Rao, Sujaya U ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Reese, Ryan F LCB - Education
Reimers, Clare E OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Reimers, Clare E OAS - Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci Depts
Remcho, Vincent T SCH - Chemistry Operations
Rondon, Silvia AHE - Hermiston Operations
Rondon, Silvia AHE - Hermiston Extension
Rowe, Shawn RSG - Sea Grant
Ruggiero, Peter OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Ruggiero, Peter OAS - Oregon ClimateChange Res Inst
Ruzicka, James J RDR - CIMRS (Coop Inst/Marine Res)
Sagili, Ramesh AHT - Horticulture Operations
Sahnow, Susan K FOR - Extension Forestry Oper
Salwasser, Janine M RNR - INR Information Operations
Sampson, David B ASF - COMES - Newport
Santamaria, Luisa ANW - North Willamette Oper
Santelmann, Mary V OAS - Geosciences Operations
Schimleck, Laurence R FOR - Wood Sci/Engr Oper
Schmittner, Andreas OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Schultz, Adam OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Semprini, Lewis ECB - Environmental Engr Prgm
Sessions, Jon FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Sessions, Julian D FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Shaw, David C FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Shearer, Peter W AMC - Mid-Columbia Oper
Shinderman, Matthew J LCB - Natural Resources
Shindler, Bruce A FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Shock, Clinton C AMA - Malheur Operations
Shroyer, Emily L OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Simes, Rhianna TEX - Extensn Jackson County Office
Skaugset III, Arne E FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Smiley, Richard W ACB - Colmbia Basin Oper
Smith, Carole A TEX - Extension Union County Office
Solberg, Rorie L CLA - School of Public Policy
Sorte, Joanne M HHS - Child Development Lab
Spitz, Yvette H OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
Stephenson, Garry O ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Stone, Alexandra G AHT - Horticulture Operations
Stone, Alexandra G AHT - Horticulture Extension
Stone, David L ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Stubblefield, William A ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Sullivan, Dan M ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Suryan, Robert M RMS - Hatfield Marine Science Ctr
Sylvia, Gilbert ASF - COMES - Newport
Talbott, John R ASG - Sun Grant Western Center
Tanguay, Robert ATX - Envr & Molec Tox Oper
Tanguay, Robert RDR - Environ Health Sci Ctr
Tanguay, Robert RDR - Superfund Research Center
Taylor II, Jimmy D FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Tesch, Steven D FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Turner, David P FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Tyler, Brett ABP - Ag Botany and Plant Path Oper
Tyler, Brett RDR - Genome Rsrch & Biocomp Ctr
Vache, Kellie B ABE - Biol & Ecol Engrg Operations
Wada, Sugae AHT - Horticulture Operations
Wager, John F ESE - Elect/Comp Engr Prgm
Wager, John F RDR - Mat Synth & Charact(MaSC) Fac
Waite-Cusic, Joy G AFS - Food Sci and Tech Oper
Walton, Vaughn M AHT - Horticulture Operations
Warren, Dana AFW - Fisheries and Wildlife Oper
Warren, Dana FOR - Forest Ecosystem Sciences Prg
Werling, Rachel A TEX - Extensn Jackson County Office
White, Angelicque E OAS - Oceanic and Atmos Sci Oper
White, Eric M FOR - FE Forest Engr Prgm
Wildenschild, Dorthe ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Williams, David E RDR - Superfund Research Center
Williams, David E RDR - Linus Pauling Institute
Willis, Patrick C HHS - Ext 4-H Youth Dev Off-Campus
Willis, Patrick C TEX - Ext Washington County Office
Wu, JunJie AAR - Applied Economics Operations
Yang, Wei Q ANW - North Willamette Oper
Yilma, Solomon ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Yokochi, Alexandre F ECB - Chemical Engineering Prgm
Zemetra, Robert S ACS - Crop and Soil Science Oper
Zhao, Yanyun AFS - Food Sci and Tech Oper


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

OSU Sustainability Office staff reviewed all 1736 FY15 rows of active research award data and coded awards 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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Please note that the count of "academic departments" listed in this credit differs than counts in other credits. For this credit, academic departments are broken down by specific campus unit conducting research, which includes centers, institutes and programs (which may focus solely on research) in addition to traditional academic departments.

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