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About Utility

Utility Global is a spin-out from Hall Labs, LLC, incubated by some of the world’s leading experts in energy, sustainability, and next-generation technologies.  Our world-class team of industry experts and R&D specialists hold over seventy registered and pending patents.  Leveraging our proprietary technologies, Utility Global is redefining the energy and utility industries, providing consumers with the power of choice in their hands. 

We are enabling a paradigm shift in how the world uses, stores, and transforms energy with our cutting-edge technology. Our versatile systems can enable consumers to generate everything from high-efficiency power to low-cost hydrogen in compact, affordable devices.  Our technology is centered around a state-of-the-art oxide-ion cell, which leverages the latest developments in manufacturing, sensing, control, and nanotechnology. 

Our company’s Core Values are at the center of everything we do: 

Innovation – Creative, forward-thinking, bold 

Integrity – Open, honest, ethical

Intelligence – Perceptive, reasoned, astute

Intensity – Passionate, driven, committed

Utility headquarters in Provo, Utah.

Breakthrough Technology

Our proprietary technology has given us an unparalleled competitive-edge providing us a pathway to deliver savings to our customers

World-Class Team

Our team consists of some of the world’s foremost experts in energy technology.  Our engineers have pioneered new innovations that have received world-wide recognition.

Meet our Team

Utility Global was built by a world-renowned team of accomplished engineers and scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College, and Cambridge University.   Our multidisciplinary team of experts specialize in chemistry, physics, engineering, thermodynamics, software, and more.

Matthew Dawson, Ph.D.


Dr. Dawson is a widely recognized and respected industry expert in the energy and technology fields.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the age of twenty-four (graduating at the top of his class with a 5.0 GPA).  He currently holds more than seventy (70) patents and patent applications in the energy field.  He has held leadership & technology roles in several Fortune 100 companies and founded multiple companies, one of which went on to receive world-renowned accolades.  He’s a seasoned executive, experienced director, savvy venture capitalist, and technology leader.

David Hall, Ph.D.


Having built dozens of successful business across numerous industries, Dr. Hall is a true serial entrepreneur.  With numerous exits to Fortune 500 companies and technologies that have reshaped industries, Dr. Hall is the guiding vision of Utility Global.  His forward-thinking capability is virtually unparalleled. With over 450 patents and more than 400 patents pending, he’s also one of the nation’s foremost innovators. Dr. Hall was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Weber State. He also obtained is MBA from Rider College and a M.Sc. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University. 

Nicholas Farandos, Ph.D.


Dr. Farandos is one of the world’s experts in cutting-edge manufacturing methods for oxide-ion cells. He received his MEng in Chemical Engineering from University of Cambridge and went on to receive his Ph.D. from Imperial College. He has a proven track record as a technology specialist who has developed innovative breakthroughs that have pushed the industry to the next level.

Zac Griffin


Mr. Griffin received his B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. While at University, he conducted research for the Mathematics department and graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. Over the course of his career, he has taken numerous high value projects from concept to deployment in the energy field. His work has focused on developing and applying new technology to solve companies’ biggest challenges. 

Jin Dawson, Ph.D.


Having received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University (the #1 ranked engineering university in the world), Dr. Jin Dawson went on to receive her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds more than a decade of experience in the intellectual property realm drafting patents across a multitude of fields. Coupling her knowledge as a patent agent with her creativity as a proven innovator with over fifty (50) patent applications, she leads the intellectual property development for Utility Global.

Chris Matson


Mr. Matson received an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cambridge, graduating with First Class Honors. During his academic career he received a number of awards including the University of Cambridge Robinson Engineering Prize, the University of Cambridge KK Chan Prize in Engineering, and the IET Diamond Scholarship. He is overseeing the manufacturing operations of Utility Global’s Ion-Series chips. 



Dr. Kromer graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His graduate work focused on breakthrough renewable technologies. The bulk of his research involved developing conceptual links between electrocatalysis and thermal catalysis for hydrogen peroxide production. During his time at UIUC, he received awards such as the R.C. Fuson fellowship and the University Block fellowship.  



Mr. Zhu received his B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from China University of Petroleum (East China) with outstanding honors and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He has years of experience in academic research and technology development. His work has focused on solving novel and challenging problems for Utility Global through laboratory experiments.

Contact Us

Utility Global aims to transform the energy industry with our versatile, low-cost, Oxide-Ion chips. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

3000 Sierra Vista Way
Provo, UT 84606

(385) 482-0246

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