Wallace Energy Systems & Facility

OSU’s Energy Systems lab, the Wallace Energy Systems & Renewables Facility (WESRF), is the highest power and best equipped lab of its kind in any university in the nation. The WESRF lab assets include a 750kVA dedicated power supply, rotary test beds up to 300hp, full capabilities to regenerate back onto the grid, an in-lab wind/energy storage grid, and a state-of-the-art wave energy linear test bed that is unique to the world.

Microwave Lab

  • Cascade Microtech microwave R&D probe station, model 42
  • HP 8510C Network Analyzer (45 MHz- 50 GHz)
  • HP 8510B Network Analyzer (10 MHz- 26.5 GHz)
  • HP 8722C Network Analyzer (50 MHz- 40 GHz)
  • HP 8752C Network Analyzer (100 KHz- 6 GHz)
  • HP 8673A synthesized signal generator (2-26 GHz)
  • HP 8970B Noise figure meter
  • Tektronix 2756P Spectrum Analyzer (10 KHz – 21 GHz)
  • HP 54750A Digitized oscilloscope
  • Tektronix 11801A Digital Sampling oscilloscope
  • Tektronix CSA803 Com. Signal Analyzer
  • EMI antenna characterization system

Graphics & Image Technologies Laboratory

The IGVL supports research related to computer graphics, and vision. The lab currently consists of several high-end dual processor workstations with state-of-the-art 3D graphics acceleration hardware as well as disk arrays for efficient storage and access of video sequences. The lab is also equipped with cameras and display devices to support computer vision and projection display. The lab provides researchers with hardware and software to make progress in research areas including image and video editing and enhancement, special effects, 3D interactive interfaces, character animation, and 3D geometry representation.


This lab is used by our faculty and students for group-based studies of users and other research activities requiring multiple people and set-up over time, such as collaborative software development and multi-session group brainstorming sessions. It features space to spread out, white board and wall space to hold notes over the long term, and about a dozen computers with special instrumentation that can be used to conduct group user studies.


This lab is used by our faculty and students for controlled studies of how individual or small groups of users interact with different types of tools. It includes a whiteboard, large display systems, a Tobii eye-tracking system, 3 remote controllable cameras, and heart-rate monitoring equipment.

Collaborative Research in Microelectronics (CRiME) Laboratory

The Collaborative Research in Microelectronics (CRiME) Laboratory is a fully equipped laboratory at Oregon State University for Communications/RF/mixed-signal research. It is housed in a 1,000 square feet facility. This laboratory is shared among faculty working in the simulation and design of RF/analog mixed-signal communication circuits and systems. The lab has a characterization facility that consists of computer-controlled instrumentation including DC to RF cascade probe stations, device characterization equipment (semiconductor parameter analyzer), mixed-signal circuit characterization equipment (oscilloscopes, RF signal sources, data acquisition, arbitrary waveform generator, logic analyzer), RF devices and circuit characterization equipment (26 GHz spectrum analyzer, 20 GHz network analyzer), and communications test equipment capable of generating almost all digital baseband and RF modulation schemes and performing bit-error-rate and communication channel measurements up to 26GHz. Additionally, the lab is equipped with a set of DSP development boards and core modules, microprocessor development boards and core modules, and a number of radio modules and antennas. All graduate students working in the mixed-signal and communication system area have Sun workstations at their desks. These facilities are sufficient for the faculty and students to fulfill the desired circuit and system-level research tasks.

Intel Networking Laboratory

  • 5 high-speed network processors and routers, Planet-Lab ready, 10 Linux computers

Communications System Laboratory

  • High-speed digital sampling scopes, network analyzer, arbitrary waveform generators

Oregon State University Materials Innovation Center (OSMIC)

A College of Science / College of Engineering research thrust aimed at fostering academic collaboration and industrial partnership in the synthesis of novel inorganic materials for the creation of new thin-film devices, leading to innovative applications with disruptive market potential.

Clean Room

A shared use facility. The following is a partial list of tools available in the OSU Electrical Engineering fabrication facilities.

  • Tasker-Chiang DC/ RF magnetron sputtering system
  • AJA RF magnetron sputtering system
  • Electron beam evaporation system
  • CPA RF magnetron sputtering system
  • Glove box
  • Reactive ion etching (RIE) system
  • Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD) system
  • Polaron thermal evaporation system
  • Rapid thermal anneal (RTA) system
  • Neytech furnace Eurotherm 47900 box furnace
  • Eurotherm 62700 box furnace
  • Probestation and semiconductor parameter analyzer
  • Tencor AlphaStep 100 profilometer

Optoelectronics Lab

Extensive equipment for producing and analyzing optical signals: 6 floating optical benches, wide variety of laser sources [HeNe, semiconductor diodes, Nd:YAG(1x, 2x, 3x), fiber, N2, tunable dye], detectors for UV-IR range, fiber splicers, EDFA, OSA, spectrometers for UV-IR, optical chopper, lock-in amplifier, scopes to 500 MHz.

Applied Magnetics Laboratory

A full-service facility for applied magnetics, the Applied Magnetics Lab (AML) hosts an array of unique instruments. There are commercial tools for characterizing materials and the devices made from those materials. And there’s equipment that the staff has built from the ground up — instruments unlike any in the country.

Researchers have access to a clean room, a microwave laboratory, a machine shop and numerous advanced and unique tools ranging from arbitrary waveform generators to systems for ion beam sputtering. The staff can help with research, consult on magnetic designs, perform measurements and analyze data too.

Novel Materials and Devices Group Laboratory

Installed August 2008: Picosun SUNALE R-150B 6" Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) reactor with 1 Picosolid Booster, 1 Picosolid, and 3 Picosolution precursor sources.