Bryson Robertson
Room 338
Owen Hall
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Civil & Construction Engineering
Associate Professor / Director, Pacific Marine Energy Center

Bryson Robertson, Ph.D. – Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Guelph, Canada, 2013
  • MASc, Queens University, Canada, 2009
  • BEng, University of Victoria, Canada, 2005 

Research Interests

Dr. Robertson's research and teaching interests include the wave mechanics, hydrodynamics of floating bodies and mooring systems, and renewable energy. Working with partners in industry and the US National Laboratories, he focusses on wave, tidal and offshore wind energy resource characteristics; the co-design and modelling of hydrodynamically active offshore wind and wave renewable technologies; and numerically integrating marine power within the emerging Blue Economy. His research utilizes field measurements, hydrodynamic multi-body numerical models, and physical prototype build/test. Prior to coming to OSU, he spent five years working at the University of Victoria and consulting for marine energy companies. In complimentary research, Dr. Robertson also looks at the future of our global energy systems; the nexus of technology, climate change, policy, economics and society on the decarbonization of electrical systems; and the public trust requirements to transition power system. His research has been funded by the DOE, Navy, the State of Oregon and National Science and Engineering Council of Canada.