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Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design
A new interdisciplinary program will provide engineering and architecture students the experience, training, and skills to address issues of energy consumption in the building sector.
Research
Meet Antonie Jetter Meet Antonie Jetter
She has investigated how product planners can assess early stage business opportunities, when little is known about future technologies and markets.
Faculty Member
Cara Poor Cara Poor
Faculty Member
Transportation Technology and People (TTP) Lab Transportation Technology and People (TTP) Lab
Evaluation of new technologies and application of advanced modeling and data analysis techniques to enable the optimal use of infrastructure, as well as ensuring environmental quality, livable communities, and economic growth.
Research
Dispatches from Rwanda Dispatches from Rwanda
Jonathan Fink, Vice President of Research & Strategic Partnerships, travels to Rwanda to meet PSU Professor Evan Thomas who is in the country working on a program to reduce childhood diarrhea and pneumonia.
Research
Cyber Discovery Camp Cyber Discovery Camp
PSU hosts teams of high school students and teachers at an interdisciplinary summer camp designed to cultivate cyber citizenship and interest in STEM-related fields.
Research
The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Research
Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Andrew and Jonathan Thorsvik have developed a battery technology that could replace inefficient and toxic lead-acid batteries in automobiles.
Research
A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants
Clean Tech Challenge finalist Alex Bigazzi has developed a portable, low-cost sensor suite and data management application to help bicyclists map air pollutants while measuring pollutant intake during rides.
Research
Smart Shades Smart Shades
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists propose using solar-powered shades to reduce heat gain and related energy consumption in houses.
Research
The Portland Shower The Portland Shower
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists have developed a system to conserve water in showers while reducing utility bills.
Research
Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Ben Hendrickson, Morley Blouke, and Josh Olesen propose a change in the way we harness the sun’s energy for electrical use.
Research
Best Buy Geek Squad Best Buy Geek Squad
This summer, 56 community youth descended upon the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science for a fully immersive workshop covering the latest in interactive multimedia technologies.
Community Partnership
Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies
Research
Assuring the Integrity of PSU Research Assuring the Integrity of PSU Research
The Office of Research Integrity at PSU assists faculty and student investigators with their research questions.
Research
Senior Capstone Bakes a Better Rocket Senior Capstone Bakes a Better Rocket
Students build their own materials lab to fabricate a rocket airframe that is 75% lighter than previous versions launched by the Portland State Aerospace Society.
Student Project
E.T. Revisited: Experiments in Transmission E.T. Revisited: Experiments in Transmission
How one professor challenged his students to design a low-cost rescue beacon using no more power than that of a solar powered garden light.
Student Project
Meet Ceara Chewning Meet Ceara Chewning
Ceara Chewing is a senior working on a B.A. in Applied Linguistics with minors in Computer Science and French at Portland State University.
Undergraduate Student
Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters
With her research, Dr. Kelly Clifton is paving the way for multi-modal transportation in the Portland metro region.
Research
A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies
Dr. Hamid Moradkhani’s research focuses on improving hydrologic forecasting models used by water resource managers.
Research
Improving Fluids Systems for Spacecraft Improving Fluids Systems for Spacecraft
PSU innovators take a new approach to designing tools to improve fluid management systems in space.
Research
The Civil Engineering Writing Project The Civil Engineering Writing Project
Dr. Susan Conrad and her collaborators study documents written by civil engineers and students to develop materials that will hone students' writing skills without adding courses to the curriculum.
Research
The Center for Public Interest Design The Center for Public Interest Design
At Portland State University's newest research center, design is for equity. Design is for sustainability. Design is for the best interests of everyone.
Research
Educating the Next Generation of Power Engineers Educating the Next Generation of Power Engineers
In the PGE Foundation Power Engineering Education Laboratory, undergraduate and graduate students under the guidance of Dr. Robert Bass are gaining the experiences they'll need to power a rapidly changing world.
Research
Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs
Dr. Tugrul Daim and his Research Group on Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Management work with industry partners to help them identify and meet technological needs.
Research
Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology
Dr. Shankar Rananavare and his graduate students have shown how incorporating nanoparticles into the production of integrated circuits may provide the next breakthrough in the power of our electronic devices.
Research
The Big Barometer The Big Barometer
An elegantly timeless instrument goes to the extreme.
Resource
The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium
Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from departments across campus gather to share their ideas and celebrate their research at the first annual, campus-wide student research symposium.
Research
PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman
Nicole Zimmerman's research focuses on electric vehicle charging stations: how they effect the grid, and ways to make them better.
Research
Sirisha Kothuri Sirisha Kothuri
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
Sam Thompson Sam Thompson
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
Patrick Singleton Patrick Singleton
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
Adam Moore Adam Moore
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
Nick Foster Nick Foster
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
Kristina Currans Kristina Currans
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
Katherine E. Bell Katherine E. Bell
Transportation Scholar
Graduate Student
The Clean Challenge The Clean Challenge
In the first round of the Clean Challenge 16 teams of cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch their ideas for a chance to receive $5,000 in funding for project development.
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System
Research
PSU Entrepreneurs: HoneyComb Corporation PSU Entrepreneurs: HoneyComb Corporation
Employing unmanned aircraft systems to provide better data for precision agriculture.
Organization
The Innovation Program: Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Today The Innovation Program: Preparing Tomorrow's Innovators Today
Providing engineers and computer science students with the experience and skills they'll need to be innovators in their future careers.
Research
Student Innovators: Buck McKay Student Innovators: Buck McKay
Mechanized modulation: how a device built by a PSU mechanical engineering student allows for hands free manipulation of effects pedals for musicians.
Research
Student Innovators: The Tea Meister Team Student Innovators: The Tea Meister Team
Innovation Program participants are brewing up innovations one cup at a time.
Research
Artificial Intelligence, Education, & Complexity Artificial Intelligence, Education, & Complexity
Dr. Melanie Mitchell is developing machine intelligence and educating students at PSU and around the world.
Research
Student Innovators: Matthew Stewart Student Innovators: Matthew Stewart
PSU engineering student and long distance runner Matthew Stewart introduces a design for a cart to carry gear for runners.
Research
Student Innovators: Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding Student Innovators: Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding
PSU engineering students Kristina Rodgers and Nick Spaulding build a car safety harness for dogs, addressing design flaws in other similar harnesses.
Research
Evan Kristof Evan Kristof
Faculty Member
SWEETSense Inc. SWEETSense Inc.
Integrating data acquisition technology to support a more sustainable environment while continuing to innovate exciting technology with a focus on socially-redeeming values.
Research
Virtual Device Technologies Virtual Device Technologies
Enabling effective, inexpensive, and convenient virtual prototyping for developers of software and electronic devices.
Research
The Green Building Research Lab The Green Building Research Lab
Supporting fundamental and applied research relevant to the green building industry, and serving as a teaching resource for students studying building science.
Research
Developing 3D Editing Technology Developing 3D Editing Technology
Professor Feng Liu answers the challenges of stereoscopic image and video editing.
Research
Bringing Innovation to Light Bringing Innovation to Light
This winter graduate students with an entrepreneurial spirit will have the chance to get hands-on experience with the processes involved in commercializing state-of-the-art technology in the New Venture Management course through the department of Engineering & Technology Management.
Research
Meet Professor Bill Fish Meet Professor Bill Fish
Heavy metal clean-up
Faculty Member
A Jewel of PSU Innovation A Jewel of PSU Innovation
Dr. James McNames and members of the APDM team talk about their unique, wireless inertial sensors, the Mobility Lab and how they came to develop the world’s most advanced motion monitoring technology.
Research
Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting
Peter Dusicka is engineering a seismic brace technology for retrofitting buildings and bridges that will save infrastructure as well as lives.
Research
The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation
The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation combines research, education and knowledge to promote safe, convenient and accessible travel by walking and cycling.
Research
Meet Andrew Robinson Meet Andrew Robinson
Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumnus is literally moving mountains.
Alumnus
Removing Constraints to Scientific Discovery: "Data Near Here" Removing Constraints to Scientific Discovery: "Data Near Here"
Dr. David Maier and Veronika Megler, both of the department of Computer Science, talk about a technology developed to help scientists draw relevant observations from massive datasets.
Research
kaPoW! A New Defense against Web Attacks kaPoW! A New Defense against Web Attacks
Wu-chang Feng, Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science, is looking to place his new defense mechanism between your favorite Internet services and attackers.
Research
Meet Chad Norvell Meet Chad Norvell
Civil Engineering Student
Graduate Student
Modeling Software for Microgravity Fluid Mechanics Modeling Software for Microgravity Fluid Mechanics
Dr. Mark Weislogel, Professor of thermal and fluid sciences, and his team of collaborators from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science reimagine modeling software for fluid mechanics in microgravity.
Research
Collaboration, Inspiration, Breakthrough Collaboration, Inspiration, Breakthrough
Innovation: Dr. Robert Daasch, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dr. Glenn Shirley, Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, develop a method for supporting decision-making in the testing and manufacturing of semiconductors
Research
Wentai Luo Wentai Luo
Faculty Member
Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Section Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Section
Aspire – Advance - Achieve
Organization
Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Travel Choices - Rethinking transportation choices for healthy communities
Faculty Member
Meet Joe Rawson Meet Joe Rawson
Joe Rawson proves that you don't need to take a straight path to get to where you want to go.
Undergraduate Student
American Indian Science and Engineering Society American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Working to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders in science, technology, engineering, and math related fields.
Organization
Meet Nicole Zimmerman Meet Nicole Zimmerman
Undergraduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Undergraduate Student
Meet Will Blackmore Meet Will Blackmore
Graduate student in Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Graduate Student
Bill Asher Bill Asher
Faculty Member
Abdullah Mahmud Abdullah Mahmud
Faculty Member
Ed Zaron
Faculty Member
Stefan Talke Stefan Talke
Faculty Member
Tom Szymoniak Tom Szymoniak
Faculty Member
Trevor Smith Trevor Smith
Faculty Member
Franz Rad Franz Rad
Faculty Member
Hamid Moradkhani Hamid Moradkhani
Faculty Member
Christopher Mooers Christopher Mooers
Faculty Member
Kent Lall Kent Lall
Faculty Member
Mike Gorji Mike Gorji
Faculty Member
Bill Fish Bill Fish
Faculty Member
Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Faculty Member
Robert Annear
Faculty Member
Christopher Berger
Senior Research Associate
Faculty Member
Kelley Barsanti Kelley Barsanti
Research Assistant Professor & Managing Director - Center for Climate and Aerosol Research
Faculty Member
Alex Bigazzi Alex Bigazzi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Student
Meet Jodi Stiegemeyer Meet Jodi Stiegemeyer
Faculty Member
Marek Perkowski Marek Perkowski
Mr. Roboto - Bringing quantum computing to life
Faculty Member
James McNames James McNames
Movement Measures - Using technology in the battle against Parkinson's Disease
Faculty Member
Meet Nathalie Nève Meet Nathalie Nève
First Ph.D. awarded in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Alumnus
Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84 Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84
Return Investor
Alumnus
Graig Spolek Graig Spolek
Green Building Counsel - Changing the science of building
Faculty Member
Meet Donald Bell Meet Donald Bell
2009-10 Maseeh Fellowship Recipient
Graduate Student
Scott Wells Scott Wells
Clean Water Acts - Keeping surface water safe from pollution
Faculty Member
Meet Josh Booren, undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Meet Josh Booren, undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Meet Josh Booren, undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Undergraduate Student
Dr. James F. Pankow Dr. James F. Pankow
Faculty Member
Meet Juncao Li Meet Juncao Li
2009-10 Maseeh Fellowship Recipient
Graduate Student
Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design
A guidebook to designing and planning bicycle boulevards
Publication
Meet Ralf Juengling Meet Ralf Juengling
2008-09 Maseeh Fellowship Recipient and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the Maseeh College.
Graduate Student
James Pankow James Pankow
Engineering Star - Joining an elite academy
Faculty Member
Meet Martin Siderius Meet Martin Siderius
Dr. Siderius’ research focuses on underwater acoustics.
Faculty Member
Meet Christof Teuscher Meet Christof Teuscher
Dr. Teuscher’s research focuses on the future of computers.
Faculty Member
David Sailor David Sailor
Gardens in the Sky - Reaping the facts and weeding the myths about eco-roofs
Faculty Member
Research Profile - David Sailor Research Profile - David Sailor
Scientists say cities are heat islands and that's where David Sailor associate professor of mechanical engineering, steps in.
Research
Miguel Figliozzi Miguel Figliozzi
"I believe that technology, research and innovation not only benefit public/private agencies/companies but also enable the optimal use of infrastructure, as well as ensuring environmental quality, livable communities, and economic growth."
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Kristin Tufte Meet Professor Kristin Tufte
"I hope that by applying data stream technology to ITS systems we can develop improved real-time traffic performance measurements and metrics to help ITS professionals manage our nation's roads."
Faculty Member
Engineers Without Borders Engineers Without Borders
"I have been able to gain real world experience and see engineering in a global context through my participation in Engineers Without Borders." - Alex Bigazzi, Maseeh College student
Organization
Meet Professor Graig Spolek Meet Professor Graig Spolek
The city is Professor Spolek's laboratory.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Mark Weislogel Meet Professor Mark Weislogel
Mark Weislogel's research is about finding methods to improve the transport of fluids within a variety of systems and devices.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Marek Perkowski Meet Professor Marek Perkowski
Marek Perkowski is helping to lay the groundwork for quantum computers.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Tugrul Daim Meet Professor Tugrul Daim
Tugrul Daim's research and teachings revolve around the creation of roadmaps that organizations can use to implement emerging technologies.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Tim Anderson Meet Professor Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson is known for his work on benchmarking.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Dundar Kocaoglu Meet Professor Dundar Kocaoglu
Dundar Kocaoglu and his team of researchers have developed a process to help companies make strategic decisions using mathematical models to determine a decision's impact.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor David Sailor Meet Professor David Sailor
David Sailor is an expert in urban climates and how they're affected by buildings, energy consumption, and human activity.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Suresh Singh Meet Professor Suresh Singh
Suresh Singh works to identify ways to reduce electrical power consumption for the Internet.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Wu-chang Feng Meet Professor Wu-chang Feng
Wu-chang Feng is working with Intel to develop hardware that detects cheating.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Melanie Mitchell Meet Professor Melanie Mitchell
Melanie Mitchell is working to develop new algorithms that enable computers to identify and analyze visual images.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Nirupama Bulusu Meet Professor Nirupama Bulusu
Nirupama Bulusu is involved with a project of tracking the growth and migration of cane toads using a wireless network of acoustic sensors.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor David Jay Meet Professor David Jay
David Jay is working to reinvent the field study of tidal analysis.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Peter Dusicka Meet Professor Peter Dusicka
Peter Dusicka's research revolves around promoting survivability through materials and engineering.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Scott Wells Meet Professor Scott Wells
Scott Wells specializes in developing computer models for reservoirs, lakes, and rivers in order to maintain their quality.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Warren Harrison Meet Professor Warren Harrison
Warren Harrison is developing speech interaction techniques that will enable police officers to use voice commands to run license plate records and criminal histories on their in-car computers.
Faculty Member
TREC TREC
TREC is the Transportation Research and Education Center for Portland State University.
Research
Engineering Students Engineering Students
Passing rate of over 90% on exam
Resource
Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Working with local industries to build structures
Community Partnership
Research for NASA Research for NASA
Launching a balloon satellite
Research
MESA Program MESA Program
Working with secondary school students
Community Partnership
Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory
Regional transportation challenges
Research
Meet Josh Triplett Meet Josh Triplett
My advice to prospective computer science students is to get a good advisor and take full advantage of the many opportunities at Portland State to be involved.
Graduate Student
Meet Professor Robert Daasch Meet Professor Robert Daasch
Robert Daasch has a passion for students. He works hard to make sure they are successful.
Faculty Member
Meet Robert Iwai Meet Robert Iwai
Up until now it's been a juggling act to balance work and school. Receiving the Maseeh Fellowship has relieved some of that pressure and allowed me to focus on my studies and research.
Graduate Student
Meet Charles Weber Meet Charles Weber
"The Department of Engineering and Technology Management is like no other. We research technology both from the business and the technical perspective."
Faculty Member
Meet Professor David Maier Meet Professor David Maier
"I'm not sure what I would have done with my life if computers hadn't been invented. I'm fascinated by all aspects of computer science, and it's let me collaborate with a wide variety of people in other areas of science and engineering."
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Derek Tretheway Meet Professor Derek Tretheway
"The Maseeh College is expanding rapidly, and it's exciting to be a part of that growth."
Faculty Member
Meet Kathryn Mohror Meet Kathryn Mohror
The atmosphere in the Department of Computer Science is comfortable and inclusive. I feel I'm getting a high quality education with healthy collaborative relationships between faculty and graduate students.
Graduate Student
Meet Professor Christopher Monsere Meet Professor Christopher Monsere
"PSU's unique urban setting and the collaborative spirit of my colleagues in the transportation profession, both on campus and off, creates an environment that allows me to develop as a researcher and bring relevant case studies to the classroom."
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Karen Karavanic Meet Professor Karen Karavanic
Karen Karavanic's enthusiasm for research motivates her to integrate cutting edge results into all of her courses.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Lisa Zurk Meet Professor Lisa Zurk
"It is exciting to have my work in electromagnetics and acoustics contribute to the burgeoning research activity in the ECE department."
Faculty Member
Meet Chik Erzurumlu Meet Chik Erzurumlu
"Look at the track record of where we started in the 60s and where the college is now. At this rate, the Maseeh College promises to be an exciting place for creating the next generation of technology."
Faculty Member
Meet Marius Nita Meet Marius Nita
"Working with PSU's great research faculty has been an incredible experience."
Alumnus
Meet Dave Roper Meet Dave Roper
"For mechanical engineering students, the opportunities at PSU are amazing."
Alumnus
Meet Harkirat Singh Meet Harkirat Singh
"Receiving the Maseeh Fellowship inspired me to want to give back to the professional and academic community."
Alumnus
Meet Anjan Parajuli Meet Anjan Parajuli
"PSU is my home, with so many good friends and helpful faculty members."
Graduate Student
Meet Chris Pangilinan Meet Chris Pangilinan
"Thanks to my professors at PSU and my experiences in and out of the classroom, I believe I am fully prepared for what lies ahead."
Alumnus
Structural Sherlock Creates Engineering Professorship Structural Sherlock Creates Engineering Professorship
For over half a century, engineer Arthur (Art) M. James has wondered what makes badly designed buildings and bridges fail, and built sound ones that don't.
Gift
Meet James Berokoff Meet James Berokoff
"PSU's Maseeh College takes full advantage of its excellent faculty, prime urban location, and strong connections to give students an educational experience that jump starts their careers."
Alumnus
Meet Professor William Wood Meet Professor William Wood
William Wood's close connection to local industry creates an atmosphere where students can succeed.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Bryant York Meet Professor Bryant York
When not teaching and working with students in his adaptive learning lab in PSU's Computer Science Department, Dr. Bryant York helps shape the future of computer science.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Gwynn Johnson Meet Professor Gwynn Johnson
Gwynn Johnson's enthusiasm for teaching and research helps make PSU extraordinary.
Faculty Member