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Strategic Collaborations with Universities

We seek partners with complementary strengths and work with them to achieve a greater impact than either institution would if working alone.

Below are examples of current collaborations; we look forward to talking with you about how we may conduct mutually beneficial research with your university.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University and PNNL collaborated successfully in the past on projects including power grid resilience, climate change, and environmental sustainability. In 2015, we came together again to achieve mutual objectives, including attracting new funding in global security and complex systems science and developing immersive learning opportunities for students.
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Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU and PNNL launched the Precision Medicine Innovation Co-Laboratory—or PMedIC—in February 2018. The Institute's mission is to generate, interpret, and apply multidimensional patient data such as genetic, proteomic, and metabolic profiles, and integrate this information with imaging and clinical results, to customize disease treatment and improve human health. PMedIC includes three components: the OHSU-PNNL CoLaboratory for Integrated Omics, the Pacific Northwest Partnership for Data Intensive Biological Science, and the Pacific Northwest Center for Cryo-EM.

The two institutions also provide joint appointments as well as educational opportunities for students and post-doctoral researchers.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University and PNNL collaboratively manage the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, which is committed to the development of micro- and nano-technologies for sustainable energy and healthy environments.

PNNL also has joint appointments directly with OSU.

University of Maryland

The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), a collaboration of PNNL and the University of Maryland conducts research that gives decision-makers more insights to address climate impacts. Researchers, faculty, and students work primarily in five programs:

University of Washington

In 2018, the University of Washington and PNNL launched the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology—or NW IMPACT. It's a joint research endeavor to power discoveries and advancements in materials that transform energy, telecommunications, medicine, information technology, and other fields.

The University of Washington and PNNL formed the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing (NIAC) in 2013 as a collaborative virtual center for researchers. The purpose is to focus on advanced computing system technologies, data analysis techniques, and domain science.

The two institutions also host joint faculty appointments.

University of Washington/Washington State University

The University of Washington, Washington State University, and PNNL have joined forces to research, develop, and demonstrate the technologies needed to create "smart" buildings, campuses, and cities to better manage energy usage. Researchers at the three campuses use several energy-smart and collaboration technologies to conduct the demonstration.

Washington State University

In April 2018, WSU and PNNL launched three joint institutes to advance science and technology in areas that are critical for the nation and the Northwest:

WSU and PNNL opened the Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) in 2008, a 57,000-square-foot research and teaching laboratory on the WSU Tri-Cities campus. The facility houses WSU and PNNL staff, faculty, and students who use specialized equipment and instrumentation for bioproducts research and development.

The two institutions also provide joint appointments and educational opportunities for students and post-doctoral researchers, including the PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program.


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