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Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
Robotics and Control
PhD, Clemson University, 1991
MS, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1987
BS, University of Maryland, 1985
At Oregon State 1993–98 and since 2003.
MIME School Head, 2007–11.
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, OSU, 2003–07.
Program Manager, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2001–03.
Associate Professor & Professor, Virginia Tech, 1998–2003.
Assistant and Associate Professor, Oregon State University, 1993–98.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State University, 1992–93.
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.