Dr. Veronika Stelmakh is the CEO and cofounder of Mesodyne. Since founding the company in 2018, she has led Mesodyne through prestigious startup programs such as Techstars (sponsored by the Air Force), Chain Reaction Innovations (sponsored by the DoE), and Icorps (sponsored by the NSF). She has completed more than 500 customer interviews to validate product market fit. She also has 2 years of prior technical sales experience in the power electronics industry.
Dr. Stelmakh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a MS and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT. The focus of her PhD work and post doc at MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies was the development of a practical photonic crystal selective emitter for thermophotovoltaic applications which resulted in a world record benchtop demonstration and is at the core of Mesodyne's technology. Dr. Stelmakh is an expert in the field of thermophotovoltaics and has authored numerous technical articles on this subject.