Our Mission

World class energy conversion exploration is conducted at the OSU-Cascades Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), an entity which also serves as an academic training ground for leaders in engineering and research. The areas of interest include advanced internal combustion engines, unconventional fuels, and control systems and sensor development. The ESL team is made up of ethical energy researchers whose reputation for hard work, character and integrity breeds confidence in the research community.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Energy Systems Lab's UAV team of Dr. Chris Hagen, Shyam Menon, Sean Brown and Claire Cushing, in collaboration with Matt Smith of Hatch Product Development, is investigating Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) with hybrid powertrain.

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The Energy Systems Lab Research Team

From left: Yibin Deng, Ray Kuhn, Sean Brown, Shane Daly, Walter Beckwith, Chris Hagen, Kevin Miller, Zac Taie, Zoe Lavrich, Shyam Menon, Claire Cushing