Director, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center

Oregon State University

Speaking At:
Science Needs for U.S. Offshore Energy Development
June 25, 2013 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 147B
Topic: Energy

Belinda A. Batten is Director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) at Oregon State University (OSU) and a professor of dynamics and control in mechanical engineering.  She comes to this role from being the School Head of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at OSU. Prior to that position, she was program manager for dynamics and control at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a professor of mathematics at Virginia Tech, and an assistant and associate professor of mathematics at OSU. While an assistant professor, she received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for research at Universitaet Trier, Germany.

Dr. Batten received the Ph.D. in 1991 from Clemson University in mathematical sciences; her dissertation concerned stabilizing vibrations in large space structures. She is known for her research in modeling and control of distributed parameter systems, especially for her development of computational algorithms for reduced order controllers. Her current research includes analysis of wave energy devices and arrays.

She is an associate editor for the SIAM Advances in Design and Control book series. She was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the U.S Air Force from 2004 – 08. She is a member of the ASME and SIAM as well as a senior member of IEEE. In 2002, she received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the College of Science and Engineering at Clemson University.