Brad Camburn

Dr. Bradley Camburn

Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University


Oregon State University
School of Mechanical, Industrial,
and Manufacturing Engineering
204 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001
phone: (541) 745-8477

Office Location:
214 Rogers


Bradley Camburn received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 2015 and his Bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, both are in Mechanical Engineering. He then joined former Citibank executive Adam Gilmour as Chief Engineer, then later Head of R&D at Gilmour Space Technologies. He led the Research and Development team at Gilmour to produce the world’s largest hydrogen peroxide oxidised hybrid rocket engine at 70kN of thrust. This engine is believed to have set a record for shortest orbital class engine development program duration and lowest cost threshold. Dr. Camburn completed the engine qualification at Gilmour Space through Series B venture Capital funding, to receive in total $13.7 million. Before joining MIME at Oregon State, he also worked as a Research Scientist at the Singapore University of Technology and Design and Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Design Centre (IDC).

He has been at Oregon State since 2019.

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interest

  • Design Theory and Methods
  • Systems Development
  • Prototyping
  • Conceptual Ideation 
  • Design Innovation

Research Statement

Research Statement


Philosophy of Teaching

Philosophy of Teaching

PhD Dissertation

Design Prototyping Methods

Design Portfolio

Design Portfolio