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OSU To Expand Nano Programs with HP Lab Space

by Editor1 last modified April 28, 2008 - 22:54

Oregon State University (OSU) will expand its nanoscience research program, in large part thanks to a grant of free lab space from PC giant Hewlett-Packard Co.

OSU To Expand Nano Programs with HP Lab Space

HP is giving OSU a 20-year rent-free lease to an 80,000-square-foot building on HP's Corvallis, Org. campus. OSU will use the facilities to increase the scale of its engineering department and improve its national profile, Dean of OSU Engineering Ron Adams said.

Notably, the facility is currently home to ONAMI -- the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute -- and to the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute. Both organizations are affiliated with OSU and conduct research into medical and scientific applications for really, really small things.

Among the nanoscale projects now underway at OSU, and expected to expand thanks to the HP gift, are:
  1. Use of microreactors to produce biodiesel;
  2. Design and development of a portable kidney dialysis machine;
  3. Study of whether microfluidics can keep soldiers cool in hot environments.
"It's just a gigantic gesture on behalf of Hewlett-Packard," Dean Adams said.