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Eli Patten

  • Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Makani Power, at Google[x]
  • 27PublicationsNumber of items in Eli's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 15Followers


I did my graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), originally from the great Pacific North-West (Go Cougs!). I studied wear in joint replacements, and am also interested in biomaterials, biomechanics, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and teaching. I enjoy cooking, board games, photography, biking, camping and hiking, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and racquetball.

Recent publications

  • A Follow-Up Study of a First-Year Leadership and Service Learning Module

    • Ansari F
    • Wang J
    • Shelby R
    • et al.
  • Leadership and Service Learning Improved Confidence of Engineering Skills in Women

    • Wang J
    • Patten E
    • Shelby R
    • et al.

Professional experience

Mechanical Engineer

Makani Power, at Google[x]

July 2012 - Present

Graduate Student Research, Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

December 2007 - May 2012(4 years)

Graduate Student Instructor

University of California, Berkeley

August 2006 - December 2011(5 years)

Student Intern

The Boeing Company

May 2005 - August 2006(a year)



University of California, Berkeley

May 2008 - May 2012(4 years)


University of California - Berkeley

August 2006 - May 2008(2 years)


Washington State University

August 2001 - May 2006(5 years)

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