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The Helmerich Research Center (HRC) is a state-of-the-art research, development, testing and education center located on the OSU-Tulsa campus near downtown Tulsa and is home to the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).

The Facility

The 123,000-square-foot building can house up to 20 faculty and researchers and 100 graduate students. The research center contains specialized laboratories, a clean room, an imaging suite, advanced information technology equipment and faculty offices. In addition, two high-tech seminar rooms, one seating 125 people and another seating 40, are available for research conferences and special seminars. The spacious, central atrium provides a welcoming environment for researchers and visitors to interact.

An Exceptional Opportunity

The HRC places the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology in a unique position to conduct world-class education, research and technology development and transfer in advanced materials of strategic importance to our nation.

Research Focus

Four research focus areas have been identified for the HRC by industry leaders in and around Tulsa, with MSE as the overall umbrella:

  • Materials for Energy Technologies
  • Bio-Materials for Medical Technologies
  • Advanced Materials for Aerospace
  • Materials for Electronics and Control Technologies
Tulsa-based industry leaders also identified "materials" as the "core" discipline at the HRC. We have outstanding faculty, students, research facilities for advanced characterization of materials, and dedicated staff to help you achieve your goals as you interact with our center and us.

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