Tim Heidel
Chief Executive Officer

Tim Heidel has served in energy technology leadership roles in a variety of domains, with 15+ years of experience in academic (MIT), government (U.S. DOE ARPA-E), trade association (NRECA), and private investment (BEV) organizations. He brings a depth of hardware and software experience in utility grid technologies, power electronics, power semiconductor devices, and photovoltaics.

He holds BS, MEng, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Technology Policy from MIT.

Franco Moriconi
VP Engineering

Franco Moriconi has global experience in utility power systems, superconducting material applications, and renewable energy.

He has 20+ of experience in designing new products and managing product engineering from concept to market launch, at firms such ABB, Bruker, Zenergy Power

He has extensive experience developing technology and products such as HTS superconducting fault current limiters, flow batteries, and microgrids

He holds an MS/BS in Mechanical Engineering at University of California Berkeley.

Steve Ashworth
Lead Scientific Consultant

Steve Ashworth is a scientist/engineer with a 30+ year career primarily focusing on superconductivity and cryogenics and an international expert on HTS power transmission. He is the inventor of  HTS overhead power cables and cryogenic technologies.

He is an author of 80+ papers spanning basic physics, cryogenics, electromagnetics, heat transfer, optics, superconductivity. Steve was previously a Senior scientist at Southampton and Cambridge Universities (UK), Brookhaven and Los Alamos Laboratories (DoE), and Chevron.

He holds a BSc (Math/Physics) from the University of Manchester (UK), a PhD (Physics) from the University of Exeter (UK) and is a Fellow Institute of Physics (UK) and a Chartered Electrical Engineer.