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 University of Alaska Fairbanks supporting wave, tidal, offshore wind, and in-river energy development through research and testing.