Interests include physical and numerical modeling and control system design, and signals and systems, applied to renewable energy systems.

Scaled physical and numerical modeling of Ocean Wave Energy Converters ; Instrumentation and data acquisition for a variety of wave laboratory projects

Physical and numerical modeling of a wave energy converter for verification and validation of the WEC-Sim simulator code.

Research on the Galway Bay, Ireland 1/4 scale wave energy test site.

Developing design guide for wave energy converter design and testing. Design, built and tested scaled autonomous wave energy converter. Testing was performed at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.

Helped design and build a mooring control system for scaled wave tank testing.

Dissertation: On the Design, Modeling, and Testing of Ocean Wave Energy Converters

Thesis: A Novel Technique For Maximum Power Operation of Photovoltaic Arrays Using Real Time Identification

Minor: Mathematics

- Matlab
- Simulink
- Excel

- Ansys Aqwa
- Ansys Design Modeler
- Orcaflex

- Solidworks
- Visio
- HTML/PHP/Mysql

Extensive MATLAB/SIMULINK programming on various projects.

Design using solidworks including simulations.

Use of ANSYS Aqwa and Orcaflex to model ocean wave energy converters.

B. Bosma, A. Simmons, P. Lomonaco, K. Ruehl, and B. Gunawan, “WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Experimental Setup and Initial Results,” in ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2016, p. V006T09A025-V006T09A025.

B. Bosma, T. Lewis, T. Brekken, and A. von Jouanne, “Wave Tank Testing and Model Validation of an Autonomous Wave Energy Converter,” Energies, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 8857–8872, Aug. 2015.

B. Bosma, W. Sheng, and F. Thiebaut, “Comparison of a Traditional Catenary and Compliant Taut Mooring System for Marine Energy Systems,” presented at the 11 th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Nantes, France, 2015.

B. Bosma, W. Sheng, and F. Thiebaut, “Performance Assessment of a Floating Power System for the Galway Bay Wave Energy Test Site,” presented at the ICOE 2014.

**Second prize best poster award**

B. Bosma, “On the design, modeling, and testing of ocean wave energy converters,” Dissertation, Oregon State University, Jul. 2013.

B. Bosma, T.K.A. Brekken, H. T. Ozkan-Haller, S. C. Yim, “Wave Energy Converter Modeling in the Time Domain: A Design Guide,” in IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, 2013. SusTech, 2013.

B. Bosma, Z. Zhang, T. K. A. Brekken, H. T. Ozkan-Haller, C. McNatt, and S. C. Yim, “Wave energy converter modeling in the frequency domain: A design guide,” in

2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2012, pp. 2099 –2106.

B. Bosma and G. Kallio, “Renewable Energy Labs for an Undergraduate Energy Systems Course,” in 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, USA, 2009.

**Best Paper Award**

B. Bosma, “A novel technique for maximum power operation of photovoltaic arrays using real time identification,” California State University, Chico., 2008.

R. So, C. Michelen, B. Bosma, P. Lenee-Bluhm, and T. K. A. Brekken, “Statistical Analysis of a 1:7 Scale Field Test Wave Energy Converter Using WEC-Sim,” IEEE Trans. Sustain. Energy, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1118–1126, Jul. 2017.

K. Ruehl, C. Michelen, B. Bosma, and Y.-H. Yu, “WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments,” in ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2016, p. V006T09A026-V006T09A026.

S. Sirnivas, Y.-H. Yu, M. Hall, and B. Bosma, “Coupled Mooring Analyses for the WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Design Tool,” in ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2016, p. V006T09A023-V006T09A023.

P. Casaubieilh, F. Thiebaut, B. Bosma, C. Retzler, M. Shaw, Y. Letertre, and W. Sheng, “Performance improvements of mooring systems for wave energy converters,” in 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.

T. M. Lewis, B. Bosma, A. von Jouanne, and T. K. A. Brekken, “Wave lab testing of a two-body autonomous wave energy converter,” in 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014, pp. 1866–1873.

K. Ruehl, R. Paasch, T. K. Brekken, and B. Bosma, “Wave Energy Converter Design Tool for Point Absorbers with Arbitrary Device Geometry,” in The Twenty-third International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 2013.

M. Tavakoli, T.K.A. Brekken, B. Bosma, A. Schacher, “A Programmable Mooring Controller for Tank Testing of Scaled Wave Energy Converters,” in Power Energy Society General Meeting, 2013. PES ’13. IEEE, 2013.

T. Lewis, B. Bosma, A. von Jouanne, T. Brekken, “Modeling of a Two-Body Wave Energy Converter Driven by Spectral JONSWAP Waves,” in 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2013.

K. Ruehl, T. K. A. Brekken, B. Bosma, and R. Paasch, “Large-scale ocean wave energy plant modeling,” in Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply (CITRES), 2010 IEEE Conference on, 2010, pp. 379–386.

**Best Paper Award**

Bret Bosma — bret.bosma@oregonstate.edu — (541) - 737-6973