Presentations were videotaped with presenters' permission. Affiliations are with Oregon State University unless otherwise specified.

 

Social, Environmental, and Regulatory

Presenter  Affiliation Presentation Link
David Bernell Assistant Professor in Political Science Program, School of Public Policy Marine Renewable Public Subsidies and Regulations
Malachi Bunn PhD Candidate, School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Marine Biofouling
Jeremy Flowers Master's Candidate, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Bird Impact Monitoring of Offshore Wind Turbines
Briana Goodwin Master's Candidate, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering An Evaluation of the Process to Site a Proposed Grid-Connected Wave Energy Test Facility in Oregon
Kim Hatfield Biologist NOAA Fisheries, NW Hydropower Division Marine Renewable Energy: Risk and Uncertainty, a Regulatory Perspective
Sarah Henkel Environmental Research Director, NNMREC Environmental Research Updates at PMEC NETS and SETS
Bob Paasch Professor, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Standards Development for Marine Energy
Arnie Roblan, Deborah Boone Oregon State Senator and Representative, respectively Marine Energy Legislative Update
Ana Spalding Assistant Professor, Marine and Coastal Policy, School of Public Policy Research Background and Future Aspirations
Rob Suryan Associate Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife  Assessing Potential Marine Bird Impacts from Offshore Energy Development

 

Technological – Physical Development

Presenter Affiliation Presentation Title and Link
Colleen Black Master's Candidate, School of Civil and Construction Engineering Analysis of Waves in the Near-Field of WEC Arrays Through Stereo Video
Blake Boren PhD Candidate, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Immediate and Accurate Wave Prediction Using Artificial Neural Networks: A Feasible Analysis
Blake Boren Instructor, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Wave Energy Converter Research & Development: Vertical Axis Pendulum Wave Energy Converters
Adam Brown PhD Candidate, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Fatigue Life Distribution of a Simple Wave Energy Converter
Chen-Chou Lin Professor, School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University Experimental Investigations of Bottom-Hinged Flap-Type Wave Energy Converters
Erin Collins Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Alternative Mooring Designs for a Submerged Pressure Differential WEC
Pedro Lomónaco Director, O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory Designing, Building, and Operating a Facility for Physical Model Testing of Coastal and Offshore Structures
Andrew Miller Master's Candidate, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Hybrid Umbilical and Mooring Cable Concept Design
Annika O'Dea Master's Candidate, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Ocean and Coastal Concentration Analysis of the Impacts of WEC Arrays on the Nearshore Wave Climate
Ken Rhinefrank Vice President of Research, Columbia Power Technologies Engineering and Design at Columbia Power Technologies

 

Technological – Computer Modeling

Presenter Affiliation Presentation Title and Link
Joshua Baker Master's Candidate, Ocean and Coastal Program, School of Civil and Construction Engineering Mooring Analysis of the Ocean Sentinel through Experimental Testing and Numerical Simulation
Ted Brekken Associate Professor, Energy Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Model Predictive Control for Ocean Wave Energy
Junhui Lou PhD Candidate, School of Civil and Construction Engineering Numerical Modeling of Wave Energy Converters
Junhui Lou PhD Candidate, School of Civil and Construction Engineering Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Three-point Mooring System of the Ocean Sentinel
Asher Simmons PhD Candidate, School of Civil and Construction Engineering Frequency-Domain Simulations of WEC Hydrodynamics
Michael Starrett and Ratanak So PhD and Master's Candidates, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Development of Model Predictive Control for Multi-Pod Wave Energy Converter

 

Industrial

Presenter  Affiliation Presentation Title and Link
Belinda Batten Director, NNMREC NNMREC Overview
Bret Bosma Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering U.S. DOE Postdoctoral Experience: A Year Abroad in Ireland
Brendan Cahill Fulbright-Marine Institute Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University College Cork, Ireland Marine Renewable Energy in Ireland and Potential for Collaboration with NNMREC
Coastal Community Panel (facilitated by Kaety Jacobson) Walter Chuck and Bob Eder (Fishermen Involved in Natural Energy), Scott McMullen and Terry Thompson (Ocean Policy Advisory Council) What are Stakeholders and How Do They Play a Role in Marine Renewable Energy?
Marc Hellman Instructor in the Economics Program, School of Public Policy Economics of Renewable Energy
Justin Klure Managing Partner, Pacific Energy Ventures Ocean Energy Project Deployment
Reenst Lesemann CEO, Columbia Power Technologies Business Development at Columbia Power Technologies
Jean Thurston Renewable Energy Program Specialist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Opportunities in Offshore Renewable Energy in Deep Waters
Annette von Jouanne Co-Director, Wallace Energy Systems and Renewables Facility; Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Advancing Ocean Wave Energy Through Research, Development, and Testing

 

Field-Related

Presenter  Affiliation Presentation Title and Link
Joe Haxel  Professor and NOAA Affiliate, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies Measuring Noise Levels and Acoustic Conditions near Wave Energy Development Projects
Geoffrey Hollinger Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Marine Robotics: Planning, Decision Making, and Learning
Mike Morrow CEO, M3 Wave Energy Systems All Roads Lead Through Oregon
Mike Morrow CEO, M3 Wave Energy Systems M3 APEX Deployment Summer 2014
Ocean Operations Team Ean Amon (Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering), Sean Moran (Manager, Wave Energy Ocean Test Facilities), and Walt Waldorf (Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Ocean Observatory Center) Ocean Sentinel Deployment/Recover: What it Takes to Make it Happen
Clare Reimers Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Ocean Microbial Fuel Cells - Making a Little Go a Long Way
Kelley Ruehl, Ann Dallman, and Carlos Michelen Sandia National Laboratory Overview of Wave Energy Research at Sandia National Laboratories
Rick Williams Captain, US Navy (Ret) The Importance of Mentors and Internships, Now and Throughout Your Career Progression