Bryson Robertson has been named director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center at Oregon State University. PMEC includes faculty and students from three leading universities, including Oregon State, and unites them with stakeholders to investigate technical, environmental and social dimensions of marine energy. Robertson has 15 years of experience in renewable energy, coastal engineering and energy system analyses.

Robertson will start in his new position Oct. 16. He will hold a 0.5 FTE position with the Research Office as director of PMEC and 0.5 FTE as an associate professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering in the College of Engineering. Previously, he managed the Pacific Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) and 2060 Project within the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Robertson’s focus is wind, tidal and offshore wind energy systems, coastal engineering, energy systems analyses and oceanography. He has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and a Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, and is a registered Professional Engineer.