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.
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.