Dr. Belinda Batten

Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering
Director & Professor

Current research interests of Dr. Batten include computational methods for controlling and optimizing distributed parameter systems, mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles and wave energy devices. Dr. Batten's research has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In addition to her faculty appointment in the School of MIME, Dr. Batten directs the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), a collaboration between Oregon State University, the University of Washington, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supporting wave and tidal energy development for the United States.