Research at Oregon is organized around broad-based interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research institutes and centers. Chemical scientists participate in the institutes devoted to materials science, molecular biology, optics, and theoretical science. Many of the advances in chemical science are now taking place at the boundaries between traditionally-defined disciplines, and institutes help facilitate these advances.
As one of the originators of the research institute concept, Oregon enjoys the advantages of an established institute framework, which gives us the strength and flexibility to move into rapidly emerging areas of chemical science. Students and faculty members are free to cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries to follow their curiosity and discoveries in chemical research by participating in joint research within the institutes. In addition to the institutes and centers described below, chemistry faculty members are affiliated with the Institute of Neuroscience, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and the Institute of Computational Science.
Materials Science Institute
Institute of Molecular Biology
Institute of Neuroscience
Oregon Center for Optics
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Institute of Theoretical Science
Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry
And in collaboration with Oregon universities and government and private laboratories:
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute