Solving Important Environmental and Biomedical Problems


Training New Scientists through High-impact Research


Learning by Solving Real-world Problems


Providing Knowledge and Opportunity to the Next Generation of Scientists

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The Global Importance of Phosphate: Phosphorus, in its oxidized form, as phosphate, is a key ingredient in fertilizers used to sustain high crop yields and has no substitute in food production. The application of phosphate fertilizer is a critical feature in maintaining modern agriculture. Yet, phosphate rock ore, the main source of phosphorus is being mined at an unsustainable rate. Active reserves of phosphate ore are estimated to last 100 to 1...more

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Latest News

Summer Internships at Oak Crest – Apply NOW!

Oak Crest is pleased to announce 8-week summer internship opportunities for high school and community college students t...

Start-up @ MOST-IP: March 4th!

Start-up @ MOST-IP: Science first but then what? Dear friend of Oak Crest, in 2019 Oak Crest launched MOST-IP, the...

Get Ready for Summer 2020!

As we move toward the winter holidays, it is probably not the time to begin thinking about summer. However, the cold, da...

Video Tour

Marc Baum describes what a career as a Research Scientist is like, as part of the Gigniks project, where underserved Los Angeles County students are given the digital media skills they need to create their own online career video library.


Oak Crest Recognized by LA Board of Supervisors!

In recognition of the participation of Oak Crest in the Bio-Flex ...

Oak Crest Receives Prestigious Local Award

On a beautiful September evening, Oak Crest was honored with the ...

Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano Visits Oak Crest

On August 15th the Oak Crest team had the great honor of welcomin...

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Our Blog

New Facility Blog: 04/28/17:

The loose ends have been tied up... The electricians have run all the ...

New Facility Blog: 04/21/17:

The electrical installation of all the new solar panels (car port and ...

New Facility Blog: 04/15/17:

Progress! The activities on the car port ramped up this week with the ...

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