Adam Wallen
Chief Executive Officer

Adam Wallen is a proven entrepreneurial talent, with noted successes in Cleantech, MedTech and Healthcare IT. He brings two decades of executive experience, earned at organizations like British Petroleum (BP) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), and he has developed and marketed several innovative technology, product and service businesses 

He holds an MBA from The University at Buffalo, and a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University

Tim Heidel
Chief Technology 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.

Open Roles at VEIR

CAD Technician

VEIR is seeking a motivated CAD Technician to join our growing team. This individual will support VEIR’s engineering teams in developing VEIR’s prototype systems and components. The CAD Designer is responsible for preparing and maintaining detailed technical drawings, schematics, and specifications in support of VEIR research and product development objectives. This role is heavily involved in both engineering and lab operations and will communicate regularly with both technicians and engineers to produce up to date and accurate technical drawings, provide feedback on part design, and participate in design reviews.

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ENGINEERING/CRYOGENICS TECHNICIAN (CRYOGENIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING)

VEIR is seeking a qualified Engineering/Cryogenics Technician to join our team. This individual will support VEIR’s Cryogenic Systems Engineering team in designing, constructing, and maintaining VEIR’s liquid Nitrogen supply infrastructure for both laboratory operations and grid tied product delivery systems.

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INTERNSHIP – CRYOGENIC SYSTEM TESTING

You will join VEIR’s cryogenics team, designing testing equipment and procedures to calibrate VEIR’s cryogenic temperature sensors. Transmission infrastructure is typically designed for a lifetime of 40 years; your work will be critical to ensuring VEIR’s systems’ reliability. Besides your core work, your internship may also involve research and development activities in applied superconductivity (useful for fusion and quantum computing), cryogenics, vacuum systems, and high voltage engineering. VEIR is still small; learning opportunities are numerous, and your work will matter.

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INTERNSHIP – CRYOGENIC SYSTEM TESTING

You will join VEIR’s cryogenics team, designing testing equipment and procedures to validate the long-term reliability of the system’s active mechanical components. Transmission infrastructure is typically designed for a lifetime of 40 years; your work will be critical to ensuring VEIR’s systems can endure repeated thermal and mechanical cycling for such durations. Besides your core work, your internship may also involve research and development activities in applied superconductivity (useful for fusion and quantum computing), cryogenics, vacuum systems, and high voltage engineering. VEIR is still small; learning opportunities are numerous, and your work will matter.

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INTERNSHIP – GRID MODELING (SUMMER 2023)

You will join VEIR’s analytics team, performing grid modeling of VEIR’s transmission lines in PSSE or PLSF and a scripting language like Python or MATLAB, as necessary. You will work closely with both the hardware engineering team and with potential customers, forming VEIR’s product strategy. Besides your core work, your internship may also involve research and development activities in applied superconductivity (useful for fusion and quantum computing), cryogenics, vacuum systems, and high voltage engineering. VEIR is still small; learning opportunities are numerous, and your work will matter.

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INTERNSHIP – HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR TESTING

You will join VEIR’s HTS team, designing testing equipment and procedures to improve our HTS characterization (critical current, I-V curve) throughput. HTS is basic to our technology (and fusion), and producing the infrastructure for its rapid characterization is critical to ensuring the quality of our product. Besides your core work, your internship may also involve research and development activities in cryogenics, vacuum systems, and high voltage engineering. VEIR is still small; learning opportunities are numerous, and your work will matter.

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HEAD OF FINANCE

The Head of Finance should be an experienced Financial Controller, or Comptroller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Head of Finance responsibilities will also include financial risk management and be the go-to finance thought partner – the “CFO in the room” – for business leaders and convey data driven insights and recommendations for better decision making.

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SR. ENGINEER, HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING

The Head of High Voltage Engineering will assist in the design, development and testing of VEIR’s high voltage equipment and subsystems (including substation equipment, power cables, cable splices, cable terminations, and dielectric insulation systems). This position will have lead responsibility over the development of one or more HV subsystems.

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ENGINEERING/RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (HEAT TRANSFER)

VEIR is seeking a qualified Engineering/Research Technician to join our team. This individual will support VEIR’s Heat Transfer Engineering team in designing and executing experiments to evaluate the performance of VEIR cryogenic cooling prototypes.

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ENGINEERING/RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (HTS SYSTEMS)

VEIR is seeking a qualified Engineering/Research Technician to join our team. This individual will support VEIR’s HTS Systems Engineering Team in designing and executing experiments to evaluate the performance of VEIR HTS cable system prototypes.

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