1. What is the Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex?
    The Jen-Hsun Huang and Lori Mills Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex is a research facility that will harness one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers and support team-based research in artificial intelligence, robotics and materials science to solve global challenges in areas such as climate science, clean energy and water resources.
  2. Who is the facility named after?
    The Huang Complex is named after Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, and his wife Lori, both of whom are Oregon State University graduates, following a gift of $50 million.
  3. Where will the complex be located?
    The Huang Complex will be built on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus near the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center in the vicinity of Northwest Monroe Avenue, Southwest Park Terrace Place and Southwest Memorial Place. It is currently under construction.
  4. What will be included in the Huang Complex?
    The three-story, 150,000-square foot Huang Complex will house the latest technology supercomputer, a state-of-the-art clean room and other specialized research facilities such as an extended reality theater, electro-mechanical prototyping lab, and an ocean and clean water research lab. It will also include laboratories for faculty and students.
  5. What kind of supercomputer will the Huang Complex have?
    The Huang Complex will feature a state-of-the art supercomputer cluster. Water to cool the supercomputer will help heat more than 500,000 square feet of building space on OSU’s Corvallis campus.
  6. How will the Huang Complex benefit Oregonians and businesses?
    The Huang Complex underpins OSU’s research and education efforts supporting Oregon’s industries. For example, will be a key component of efforts championed by Oregon federal and state leaders, and business and Oregon university leaders to sustain and expand the strength of Oregon’s semiconductor industry. The complex will support innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with industry and other higher education institutions, while helping to prepare bachelor through Ph.D. degree graduates for Oregon’s workforce and beyond.
  7. How is the complex being funded?
    The $200 million Huang Complex is supported by $100 million in philanthropic gifts to date. During the 2023 Oregon legislative session, OSU received over $70 million in state-paid bonding to match philanthropic and university contributions to the collaborative innovation complex. The university also will seek additional public and private sector support for research programs within the Huang complex, enabling targeted faculty hires and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM education.
  8. When will the Huang Complex be completed?
    The Huang Complex is anticipated to open in 2026.
  9. Where can I learn more about this project?
    Visit the Huang Complex website to learn more.