State-of-the-art laboratories and specialized equipment offer cost-effective resources for research and development. 

As a major research university, Oregon State houses world-class laboratories, advanced equipment and other facilities to support its research mission. In many cases, industry access to Oregon State’s research capabilities provides a more cost-effective solution than investments in internal facilities. 

Research facilities at Oregon State University include:
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The Natural Products and Small Molecule Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for chemistry-related research.

The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute focuses on development and commercialization of microchannel-based technologies for energy, medical, environmental and national security applications.

The Food Innovation Center helps farmers, food companies and entrepreneurs develop, promote, market and export Northwest foods.

The Sensory Science Laboratory serves the food industry with sensory testing and evaluation.

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is one of the world's largest and most sophisticated laboratories for education, research and testing in coastal and ocean engineering and related areas.

The Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Laboratory supports in situ real-time analysis of adsorption of proteins, DNA, viruses and other biomolecules.

One of three laboratories in the Linus Pauling Institute, the Cancer Chemoprotection Program studies phytochemicals that can protect against different types of cancer.

The CGRB Core Laboratories provide technical expertise, collaborative services and shared-use equipment for molecular bioscience research.

The Cell Imaging and Analysis Facility Core provides access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise in confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, cell sorting and histopathology.

The Electron Microprobe Laboratory provides instrumentation and support services to visually and chemically analyze solids, including bulk particulate and macromolecular materials (>5 microns).

The Electron Microscopy Facility provides access to electron microscopes and related instrumentation to faculty, staff, students and collaborators.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is Oregon State's campus for research, education and outreach in marine and coastal sciences.

Research in the Human Performance Laboratory includes exercise energy metabolism, athletic performance and body composition.


The Institute for Water and Watersheds Collaboratory provides access to low-cost trace-level, fresh-water analysis instrumentation and procedures.

The Stable Isotope Laboratory analyzes natural abundances of C, N, O and H isotopes in a variety of environmental, geological and biological sample types.

The Mass Spectrometry Facility advances progress in environmental health, biomedical and biological sciences with state-of-the-art mass spectrometric and analytical instruments.

The Machining and Product Realization Laboratory designs and fabricates parts and components needed for teaching and research from a variety of materials including plastics, composites, ceramics and metals.