The wesrf provides
research, testing, and consulting services related to machines and drives,
power electronics, hybrid electric vehicles, power systems, and renewables
including Wave Energy Extraction (see below for details).
If you are interested in
supporting our research you can make a tax deductible gift to the Oregon
State University Foundation for the Wave Energy Research
You can also contribute
online to the Alan
K. Wallace Memorial Scholarship
research team is pursuing wave energy developments in three thrust
1) novel direct-drive wave energy
2) formation of a National Wave Energy Research
and Demonstration Center in Oregon, and
3) working closely
with the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) and a variety of
stakeholders to promote Oregon as the optimal location for the
nation's first commercial wave parks.
Great News, the MSRF was renamed
Wallace Energy Systems & Renewables
The official renaming took place at the international Ocean
Renewable Energy Conference held at OSU on August 10th, 2007.
“We are very pleased to be able to honor the memory of Prof. Alan
Wallace through this rededication of OSU’s Energy Systems lab.
In this way, we’ll be able to continue to recognize Alan’s strong
contributions to the field of Energy Systems and Renewables, and to
advancing Wave Energy technologies. He was an excellent
colleague, friend and professor, and a true Wave Energy
Pioneer!”. –Prof. Annette von Jouanne
Since 1998, OSU has been developing a leading Wave Energy
program to educate students who are motivated to responsibly develop
our nation's renewable energy resources.
OSU's efforts have included; building strong support at the
local, state and federal levels, in addition to building essential
collaborations with industries, utilities, public organizations, and
the ocean community.
Understanding the processes requires advanced modeling
techniques which are also being developed through this work
including advanced fluid structure interaction modeling in both 2D
Ocean Wave Energy
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