Oregon Business – March 2007

Three scientists from UO and OSU work to raise Oregon's tech profile

By Christina Williams

When Mas Subramanian, Dave Johnson and Doug Keszler get together, they’re as likely to talk about techniques for new ways to manipulate unfathomably tiny nanomaterials as they are to chat about their families or the weather.

This trio of solid-state chemists is such a clubby bunch that it even has a catchy nickname: the three amigos.

But they also have impressive credentials, international reputations and research that bring in millions in grant money and look sexy to investors who see business potential in their inventions. And like the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) that claims them as member researchers, they’re an example of why it’s imperative that Oregon universities work together to raise the national profile of the state’s universities and the research that’s done here.

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