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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.

Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science (OMQ)
Institute of Molecular Biology
Institute of Neuroscience
Institute of Theoretical Science
Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
Materials Science Institute
Oregon Center for Electrochemistry
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology


And in collaboration with Oregon universities and government and private laboratories:
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute