Dr. Selker, principle investigator for the OPEnS lab, OSU distinguished professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering, and co-Director of both CTEMPs and TAHMO.org. His areas of expertise include soil hydrology, environmental monitoring, mechanical, analog and digital electronic design. Dr. Selker has been a professor in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University for 26 years focused on Water Resources Engineering, publishing more than 175 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Chet Udell

Dr. Udell, Director of the OPEnS Lab and OSU assistant professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering. He received his PhD from the University of Florida in Music Composition and Electrical Engineering. He is inventor of U.S. and international patents on wireless sensor technology and data protocols and CEO of a technology startup company.

Cara Walter, PE (Oregon), manager for the OPEnS Lab and CTEMPs, is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant I in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University. Cara received her M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from Oregon State University.

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh, Instrumentation and Testing manager for the OPEnS Lab, is a Faculty Research Assistant in Biological and Ecological Engineering. Gurpreet received his M.E.S in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University, Texas.

Current Staff

Hadi Al-agele (WRE) - COVIDSampler
Aaron Arvidson (BioEngr)  - eDNA
Lucas Ball (CS) - Loom
Bradley Best (Soil Science) - OPEnS

Hadi Al-agele is original from Iraq. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Biological and Ecological Engineering at OSU as well as an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture at Al-Qasim Green University. His interest areas are soil analysis and soil management, soil erosion, soil conservation, irrigation system design, water management, water quality, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Center Pivot Irrigation, Drip irrigation, Surface (Flooding) irrigation, Irrigation, hydrology, and evapotranspiration.

Aaron Arvidson is majoring in Bioengineering, and works on the eDNA project.

Lucas Ball is majoring in Computer Science and is the lead for the Loom project.

Bradley Best, mechanical support for the OPEnS Lab, is seeking a M.S. in Soil Science degree. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science Ecology, GIS certificate, and a minor in business from OSU. Bradley also has a Computer Aided Manufacturing degree from Chemeketa Community College as well as a degree in Integrated Metals Welding from Mt. Hood Community College. Bradley comes from a multiculturally diverse background: his half-brothers and stepdad are African American, and his niece and brother in law are first generation Japanese. Bradley has been in college for over 10 years. His favorite past time is cultivating blueberries: he currently has 10 different kinds of blueberries plants.

Dexter Carpenter (ME) - FloDar
Ryan Christensen (ECE) - Sapflow
Cameron Clonch (Applied Physics) - Dendrometer, RainSavor

 

Ashwin Devarajan (ME) - RainSavor

Dexter Carpenter is majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and the lead for the FloDar project.

Ryan Christensen is a fourth year ECE Student, focusing in iterated circuits with a passion for computers and technology. Outside of school and OPEnS he works on his own electronics projects, spends time relaxing, and practices guitar.

Cameron Clonch (Researcher, Field Tech) is a majoring in Applied Physics with an interest in sustainability. In her free time, she likes to stay active by running, playing soccer, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, or doing pretty much anything outdoors. And when the PNW rain hits, you can find her inside baking.

Ashwin Devarajan is studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently working on the RainSavor project. In his free time, he likes to play the trumpet, piano, and guitar, and also enjoys running, lifting weights, video games, and backpacking through nature with friends. 

Rij Dorfman (ECE) - Weather Chimes
Brenda Fasse (EcoE)- Smart Rock
Isaac Goshay (ECE) - Slide Sentinel
Bryson Goto (ECE) - Dendrometer, Hypnos, Loom

Rij Dorfman is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and working on the Weather Chimes project.

Brenda Fasse is studying Ecological Engineering, and working on the Smart Rock project.

Isaac Goshay is an ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) major and originally from the island of Oahu. He is working on the slide sentinel project. He used to be in his high school FTC and FRC robotics team. If he has free time and the weather is nice out, he likes to go get some friends and go play tennis or surfing. If Isaac is not out and about, he is probably just in his room playing video games. 

Bryson Goto (Scholar, Co-Researcher, Field Tech) is a fourth year Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) major with a Computer Science minor. He came from Hawaii to experience what life was like outside of an island and to try new things. He's currently on the Loom and Dendrometer team as the lead ECE member. When he's free, Bryson enjoys hanging out with friends. If he's at home, he'll probably be playing games or binging another TV series. 

Colin Hale-Brown (ME) - Smart Rock
Catherine Hu (CS) - Smart Rock, Loom
Mark Huynh (CS, ECE) - Dendrometer
Nathan Jesudason (CS) - eDNA

Colin Hale-Brown (Assembly Manager) is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an interest in robotics and aerospace. He is currently developing and manufacturing the Smart Rock.

Catherine Hu is majoring in Computer Science with minors in Psychology and German. In her free time, you can find her playing tennis on OSU’s club team, playing board games with friends, or traveling. 

Mark Huynh is majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Mark loves expanding his knowledge in the field of software and when he is not programming, you can often find him rock climbing, hiking, or just chilling with friends.

Nathan Jesudason is an honors college student majoring in computer science. He is currently a junior and on the eDNA sampler team. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, reading, and running, though not at the same time.

Danil Kryuchkov (CS) - eDNA
Tilford Li (ME) - eDNA
Torrey Menne (ME) - eDNA
Emily Pannell (ME) - SitkaNet, Evaporometer

Danil Kryuchkov is majoring in Computer Science and working on the eDNA project.

Tilford Li is majoring in mechanical engineering and working on the eDNA project. In his free time, he hangs out with friends, plays board games, video games, swimming, and bouldering.

Torrey Menne is studying mechanical engineering and working on the eDNA project.

Emily Pannell (Field Tech) is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently working on the SitkaNet and Evaporometer projects. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, drawing, swimming, and gardening.

Carter Peene (CS, Biology) - Loom
Ethan Pohlschneider (ME) - eDNA
Kai Roy (ECE) - eDNA, COVIDSampler
Jared Smith (Mathematics) - Slide Sentinel

Carter Peene is a fourth year student in Computer Science and minoring in Biology with hopes to spend his career working in genetics and bioinformatics. He works on the Loom team providing the lab with software support. He enjoys going to corn-mazes with friends, backpacking in the mountains, and cooking.

Ethan Pohlschneider is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and working on the eDNA project.

Kai Roy is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and working on the eDNA and COVIDSampler projects.

Jared Smith is majoring in Mathematics and working on the Slide Sentinel project.

Ariel Stroh (IE) - OPEnS
Annika Sundstrom (EcoE) - Smart Rock
Phuong Tran (ME) - Smart Rock
Vincent Vaughn-Uding (Applied Physics) - Pied Piper

Ariel Stroh is studying both Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, with long-term goals of working for NASA or Boeing. In her free time, Ariel enjoys playing the bassoon and spending time outdoors.

Annika Sundstrom is majoring in Ecological Engineering and working on the Smart Rock project.

Phuong Tran is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and working on the Smart Rock project.

Vincent Vaughn (Field Tech) is an Applied Physics major working on the Pied Piper project. In his free time, he runs, bikes, and develops games.

Aleksandras Vidmantas (CS) - Slide Sentinel
Nikhil Wandhekar (ME) - eDNA

Cameron Whitlow (ECE) - FluxTool, RainSavor, Smart Rock

Winnie Woo (ECE) - Weather Chimes

Aleksandras Vidmantas is majoring in Computer Science - Applied and working on the Slide Sentinel project.

Nikhil Wandhekar is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is the project lead for eDNA.

Cameron Whitlow is a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and works on the FluxTool, RainSavor, and Smart Rock projects.

Winnie Woo is majoring in ECE. During her free time, she likes reading, cooking and going on hikes. As well as having movie and karaoke nights with friends.

Liam Zimmermann - COVIDSampler

Liam Zimmermann is a Computer Science major at OSU-Corvallis. His interests are in lifting weights, cooking, and Computer Science education.

Current Interns (DeLoach Honors, URSA, CAS Researchers Support Program, Senior Design, unpaid):

Adam Kerr

Adam Kerr is an Honors College student majoring in Computer Science. He enjoys hiking, running, reading and playing video games.

Previous Staff and Interns

Emre Akbulut - EE Alyssa Bergquist - ME C. Greyston Brady - ECE Andrew Brown - ME Max Chu - ME Tom DeBell EcoE
Liam Duncan - ECE Kamron Ebrahimi - CS Sam Edwards - IE Jonathan Fookes - EE Luke Goerzten - CS Gabriela Griffin - ME
Daniel Green - CW Matt Guo - ECE, EE Josh Hanna - ECE Blake Hudson - CS Kenneth Kang - CS Noah Koontz - ECE
Marissa Kwon - ECE Lars Larson - EcoE Manuel Lopez - EE Brendan Miller - EcoE Jackson Miller - EcoE Mitch Nelke - ME
Bao Nguyen - EE

Kawin Pechetratanapanit - CS

Zack Pelster - ECE

Isaac Salchenberg - ME

Colton Shaw - EcoE Elijah Shumway - ECE
Maddie Smith - CS Brett Stoddard - ECE Alicia Veach - ME Andrew Walker - EcoE Faaiq Waqar - CS James Yang - ECE

Aditya Bagchi – CS; Joshua Barksdale - EE; Jonah Biedermann – CS; Ryan Bohl - EE; Natalie Clouse - EE; Paul Gasper - ECE; Marshal Horn - EE; Ezra Kramer – ECE; Dongjun Lee – EE; Stephen More - EE; Cyrus Swihart - CS