Accelerating Scientific Impact

Accelerating Science

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The 鶹ý is a place where highly regarded researchers from around the world collaborate at the frontiers of discovery to benefit the world. The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a hub of discovery and innovation where teams of world-class bioengineers, accompanied by outstanding students, are driving groundbreaking scientific research and providing interdisciplinary, hands-on training that equips the next generation of applied scientists with the skillsto tackle real-world problems. We are pushing the frontiers of bioengineering and life sciences, using a systems approach to identify the origins of disease and dysfunction and developing new technologies that improve the human condition.

By leveraging and integrating existing 鶹ý research strengths and partnerships, the Knight Campus is opening up new avenues of research in focus areas ranging from bioimaging and computational modeling to 3D printing/bioprinting and regenerative medicine to immunotherapy, machine learning and protein engineering. In addition to shortening the timeline between discovery and societal impact, the Knight Campus is inspiring powerful new partnerships such as the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Oregon, the Center for Translational Biomedical Research, and the Papé Family Innovation Center.

We’re positioning the next wave of bioengineers for success through a novel combination of technical training and an emphasis in entrepreneurship, career development, and communication. The Knight Campus combines — under one roof — labs and classrooms, an innovation center, and cutting edge core facilities. And there’s even more on the way as Phase 2 of development unfolds this year. We are fulfilling our mission of science advancing society through programs, facilities, resources, and people — all dedicated to accelerating the impact cycle of scientific discovery.


Stories of Impact


A grant from the National Science Foundation will help establish a pipeline from community college to the university to the workforce for 64 talented students in the physical sciences


Professor Keat Ghee Ong to undertake development of implantable sensors that measure environmental cues throughout healing


Co-authored by Knight Campus researchers, special edition review paper appears in the journal Science Translational Medicines


The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliancestudies peak performance — from the molecular level to the whole body — with the goal of enabling all people to achieve optimal health and well-being.


Featured Faculty

bala ambati

Bala Ambati

Research Professor, Knight Campus

danielle benoit

Danielle Benoit

Lorry Lokey Chair of the Department of Bioengineering

paul dalton

Paul Dalton

Associate Professor, Knight Campus

felix deku

Felix Deku

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

tim gardner

Tim Gardner

Associate Professor Robert and Leona DeArmond Chair in Neuroengineering, Knight Campus

robert guldberg

Robert Guldberg

Vice President and Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director, Knight Campus

marian hettiaratchi

Marian Hettiaratchi

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

parisa hossienzadeh

Parisa Hosseinzadeh

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

gabbriella lindberg

Gabriella Lindberg

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

courosh mehanian

Courosh Mehanian

Research Associate Professor

keat ghee ong

Keat Ghee Ong

Professor, Knight Campus

calin plesa

Calin Plesa

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

nick willett

Nick Willett

Associate Professor, Knight Campus


Featured Faculty

bala ambati

Bala Ambati

Research Professor, Knight Campus

danielle benoit

Danielle Benoit

Lorry Lokey Chair of the Department of Bioengineering

paul dalton

Paul Dalton

Associate Professor, Knight Campus

felix deku

Felix Deku

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

tim gardner

Tim Gardner

Associate Professor Robert and Leona DeArmond Chair in Neuroengineering, Knight Campus

robert guldberg

Robert Guldberg

Vice President and Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director, Knight Campus

marian hettiaratchi

Marian Hettiaratchi

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

parisa hossienzadeh

Parisa Hosseinzadeh

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

gabbriella lindberg

Gabriella Lindberg

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

courosh mehanian

Courosh Mehanian

Research Associate Professor

keat ghee ong

Keat Ghee Ong

Professor, Knight Campus

calin plesa

Calin Plesa

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus

nick willett

Nick Willett

Associate Professor, Knight Campus

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