Belinda Batten, Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Belinda Batten
Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Oregon State University

Dr. Belinda Batten, Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering,
Oregon State University

Belinda Batten (formerly Belinda King), is the Department Head of
Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), as well as a
professor in the area of dynamics and control. Prior to her current
position at OSU, she held positions as 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 and
spent a year and a half at the Universitaet Trier, Germany. Prior to
her assistant professor position at OSU, she was a postdoctoral
research associate in the Center for Research in Scientific
Computation at N.C. State University.

Dr. Batten received her Ph.D. in 1991 from Clemson University in
Mathematical Sciences. Her dissertation concerned modeling and
control of 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. The applications in which she has focused have included
structures, fluids and material processes. Dr. Batten's current
research group is focused on dynamics and control of novel autonomous
air vehicles.

She is an associate editor for the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM) Advanced in Design and Control book series. She
is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the U.S Air Force.
She is a member of the AIAA Technical Committee for Guidance,
Navigation and Control. She is a member of the AIAA, 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.