Kevin is a Development Engineer for the OSU Cascades Energy Systems Lab and started work there in April of 2013. He is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician including specialized engine building and has experience in fabrication and construction. Major lab contributions include: design layout, acquiring materials, performing mechanical engine work, electrical wiring, building and fabrication of test cell components and assisting in lab experiments. Outside of work Kevin enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, floating and spending time with his three kids.
David R. Wagner, PhD
Dr. David Wagner completed his doctoral work at The University of Utah where he focused on high pressure, entrained-flow gasification. During his postdoctoral position at Umeå University in Sweden, he continued working with reacting-flow systems, specifically the gasification and combustion of biomass. He has designed, fabricated, and operated other reactors ranging from bench-top assemblies to pilot-scale systems. David used this experience to teach chemical engineering courses at San Jose State University before coming to OSU - Cascades as a Research Engineer in October 2016. He is currently working on engine modification and fluidized bed systems with a focus of catalysis and combustion. In his spare time, David enjoys woodworking, hiking, and writing.