Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

Helmerich Research Center - Welcome

Welcome from Dr. Raj N. Singh, Administrator, Helmerich Research Center

Welcome to the Helmerich Research Center at Oklahoma State University (OSU).

The OSU Helmerich Research Center (HRC) is a state-of-the-art research, development, testing and education center located near downtown Tulsa. It was created to fulfill the commitment made to the citizens of Tulsa for Vision 2025. The HRC, also home to the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), contains laboratories, conference and meeting rooms, and faculty and staff offices. Faculty from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and materials science and engineering work collaboratively on research and graduate education.

The school of MSE is also located at OSU-Tulsa's Helmerich Research Center, a premier facility which places the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) in a unique position to conduct world-class education, research and technology development and transfer in advanced materials of strategic importance to our nation. At the Helmerich Research Center four research focus areas have been identified by industry leaders in and around Tulsa, with Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) as the overall umbrella. These focus areas include: Materials for Energy Technologies, Bio-Materials for Medical Technologies, Advanced Materials for Aerospace, and Materials for Electronics and Control Technologies. Tulsa-based industry leaders also identified "materials" as the "core" discipline at HRC-Tulsa.

The mission of Helmerich Research Center is focused on providing research, testing, technology transfer and education to advance the region's aerospace, energy, manufacturing, transportation, electronics and medical industries. Research at the HRC has a positive impact on the economy and quality of life for the region and provides opportunities for OSU students and faculty to work hand-in-hand with industries.

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.

Welcome again and I look forward to your continued help and support of our center and programs.


Raj N. Singh, Sc.D.
Williams Companies Distinguished Chair Professor 
Head, School of Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Energy Technologies Program
Administrator, Helmerich Research Center

Phone: 918-594-8650
email: rajns@okstate.edu