Dr Remcho joined the University in 1998. His research group focuses on design and fabrication of microfluidic analytical instruments, and applies these systems to biochemical, environmental, and nanomanufacturing problems. The group has productive research partnerships in the physical-, life-, and earth sciences and engineering. Dr Remcho has been recognized for research excellence with an NSF CAREER Award, the Society of Analytical Chemists (SACP) Junior Faculty Award, and the 2010 Milton Harris Award in Basic Research, and for teaching excellence with a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. Financial support has come from the NSF, DOE, NIH, AFRL, ARL, ONR, private industry, the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Murdock Charitable Trust.
Dr Remcho is a member of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), past chair of the Oregon Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), served as advisor to an ACS Student Affiliates local chapter that provided chemistry demonstrations in local schools, and has served on the editorial boards of three high impact-factor international scientific journals. He has authored ten book chapters and more than 60 technical papers in the last ten years, and has presented over 50 invited lectures at Universities in the US and abroad and at national and international scientific meetings in that same period. As Associate Dean in the College of Science for the past four years, he has worked to build consensus between colleges to achieve mutually beneficial goals. He has collaborated to bring the University unique new capabilities for electron microscopy, to enable competitive startup packages for a large cadre of new faculty, to build new science teaching and research facilities, and to build relationships with Universities abroad, in particular in Thailand.
In addition to leading the College of Science, Dr Remcho will work with the Deans of the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education to advance targeted areas within the Division of Arts and Sciences.
College of Science
The College of Science exists to create, share, preserve, and apply knowledge. Through these pursuits, the college prepares individuals for success; benefits the state, nation, and world through the intellectual and economic contributions of those individuals; and improves the quality of life of individuals and their communities through research and its resultant benefits.
The mission of the College of Science lies at the heart of the university's goals to provide a compelling learning experience, to become a top-tier institution in teaching and research, and to serve all of Oregon as its campus.
The college teaches mathematics and basic science to every undergraduate at OSU and provides the fundamental underpinnings of degrees in engineering, pharmacy, agricultural sciences, forestry, and health and human sciences. The college plays a central role in preparing students for professional careers in the health sciences, developing talented science and mathematics educators, and in preparing a new generation of scientists and mathematicians.
The faculty, staff, and students in the College of Science are central to the quality and impact of the university's basic research and play a central role in the interdisciplinary scientific and technical research centers on campus.