Matrix Industries is a Silicon Valley materials science company founded in 2011. We are committed to radically re-inventing the power equation for IoT and wearables.


The team of experts in thermoelectric material science, thermal engineering, and consumer product development and manufacturing, consists of Ph.D. graduates from CalTech, MIT, Harvard and UCSD, and 25+ years of experience in manufacturing and shipping leading technology.

Core Team


Akram Boukai, PhD

CEO and Co-founder

Akram obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Caltech, where he was the co-discoverer of high performance silicon thermoelectrics. He then joined the faculty in the Materials Science Department at the University of Michigan as Assistant Professor. There his group made a breakthrough in the manufacture of silicon thermoelectrics that led to the founding of Matrix Industries.


Douglas Tham, PhD

CTO and Co-founder

Douglas is a chemist and materials scientist with extensive experience in advanced characterization techniques and nanofabrication processes. Douglas has published work on photovoltaics and thermoelectrics. He has an MS in Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Chemistry from Caltech.


Bal Singh

VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Haifan Liang, PhD

VP Technology

Anne Ruminski, PhD

Senior Engineer

Arjun Mendiratta, PhD

Senior Engineer

Nicole Cifani

VP Business Development

Martin Tran

Senior Process Engineer

Hien Nguyen