Utility Global was 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 industry, providing consumers with low-cost energy solutions.
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 low-cost hydrogen in compact, affordable devices. Our technology is centered around state-of-the-art high-temperature electrolyzers, which leverages the latest developments in manufacturing, electrochemistry, 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.
Our proprietary technology has given us an unparalleled competitive-edge providing us a pathway to deliver savings to our customers
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.
Utility Global’s 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.
Claus Nussgruber, MBA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Preparing corporations for the markets of tomorrow has been the hallmark of Claus Nussgruber’s career. As an accomplished global executive leading P&L, business development, product management, and end-to-end commercialization, he provides 25+ years’ leadership experience in the industrial gases’ growth space. With his focus on delivering game changing energy transition solutions, he continues to drive the commercialization of novel technologies and business approaches. Mr. Nussgruber holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, as well as a MBA from Heriott-Watt University in Scotland.
Matthew Dawson, Ph.D.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Dr. Dawson’s track record of developing and commercializing industry-shaping technologies is widely recognized. As a respected expert in the energy industry, he has held leadership & technology roles in several Fortune 100 companies. He’s also founded multiple companies, one of which went on to receive two world-renowned accolades. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and currently holds more than seventy (70) patents and patent applications in the energy field. He’s a seasoned executive, experienced director, savvy venture capitalist, and technology leader.
Jin Dawson, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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.
Nicholas Farandos, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY
Dr. Farandos 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. With over twenty (20) patent applications in the field of electrochemistry, he is the lead electrochemical specialist in Utility Global.
Jason Dana, P.E.
PRINCIPLE PROCESS ENGINEER
Mr. Dana is a licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts and received a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University. His areas of engineering specialty are Process Engineering, Process Safety, and Control Systems. With over 20 years of experience in project management, engineering, construction, and operations in hydrocarbon plants, he leads the commercialization and deployment of Utility’s modular hydrogen platforms.
David Leu, Ph.D.
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH ENGINEER
Dr. Leu recived his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah. His research focused on the development of electrochemical sensors using smart polymers as the analyte receptors. While pursuing his doctorate, he published and co-authored more than ten (10) peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers. He has joined Utility Global as an Associate Research Engineer on the H2Gen team.
Chris Matson, M.Eng.
ASSOCIATE CHEMICAL ENGINEER
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.
Stwart Peña Feliz
SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER
Mr. Peña received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. At Cornell, he received the Chemical Engineering Student of the Year award and graduated cum laude in 2017. Over the course of his career, he has obtained a diverse range of experiences in various technologies as a Process Designer, Process Engineer and Manufacturing Contact Engineer at ExxonMobil, and as a Product Engineer at Air Products. He is an integral part of the team commercializing and deploying Utility’s modular hydrogen platforms.
Thomas Stilson, M.Sc.
ASSOCIATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Mr. Stilson completed his B.E. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. At University, he conducted thesis research for the Department of Energy, co-led the first Vanderbilt Motorsports electric vehicle build, and graduated cum laude in 2019. After a BLDC motor design internship, he joined the Utility Global Team to develop manufacturing techniques for Utility Global’s next-generation hydrogen production process.
SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER
Mr. Washington received his B.Sc. Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Washington State University. At Washington State University he was selected as a McNair Scholar and also received the Chemical Engineering Student of the Year Award. Mr. Washington has over 20 years of experience in process-mechanical engineering, procurement, and construction. His areas of specialty include process & equipment design, code compliance, instrumentation, and safety.
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH ENGINEER
Mr. Li received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Engineering Management at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2021 as a Chancellor’s Scholar. During his academic career, he designed renewable energy sensor systems and managed a rapid prototyping makerspace. His extensive experience with prototyping, modeling, and scientific communication is being used to develop Utility Global’s next-gen hydrogen production process.
Joseph Varley, M.Eng.
Mr. Varley received his M.Eng. in Material Science and Engineering from University College Dublin, with a background in Mechanical Engineering. Previously having worked in the biomedical industry, he spent time investigating biocompatible polymers for in vivo applications. He is currently a Material Scientist working on Utility Global’s modular hydrogen reactors.
Utility Global aims to transform the energy industry with our versatile, low-cost, electrochemical chips. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.
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