Rob Kasten

Rob is a master’s thesis student in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He will be a 2024 Archer Graduate Fellow in DC this summer. His research focuses on coal power plant economics and retrofitting of alternative fuels such as hydrogen and nuclear.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. At the University of Wisconsin, Rob worked with Dr. Christopher Luzzio to build a sound direction locator for a patient with sensory neural hearing loss and an assistive glove for multiple sclerosis patients. Beginning in August 2021, Rob interned as a hybrid intern for Hyliion, which is an EV company in Cedar Park. While interning at Hyliion, Rob developed a requirement engineering management plan, created three projects which were ISO 26262 compliant, and created first drafts for custom reporting to executive leadership. He was also recognized for best presentation in the summer wrap up presentations for his efforts by the C-Suite executives both summers. He stopped working at Hyliion in the fall of 2023.

Beyond Rob’s engineering background, he has attended summer experiences, which have broadened his perspective. He has attended the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Bootcamp and received distinction for his policy proposal on dam removal in the Columbia River basin. He also attended the Property and Environment Research Center’s Conservation Economics Student Summit. These experiences have led Rob to pursue further opportunities such as the Archer Fellowship where he can bridge the gap between engineers and policy makers.

Rob grew up in Washington DC and is frequently found skiing on snow or water as the geography and weather permits.

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