Dr. Alexander comes directly from 10 years of work in industry most of which were as CEO of IVUS Energy Innovations – a technology start-up company that he and three partners formed around unique fast changing technology. As CEO, he raised over $2 million in equity financing, secured a worldwide license agreement, and managed the commercialization and launch of the industry’s first 90-second rechargeable flashlight. In total, 150,000 units were produced and shipped worldwide within two years.
His research and professional areas of interests and expertise are in advanced energy technologies, vehicle system modeling and simulation, heat transfer, new product development, entrepreneurship, and technology transfer. He developed a closed loop throttle controlled complete system model of a purely ultracapacitor hybrid electric vehicle. His model was used to select components and control strategy for a class 8 commercial hybrid concept vehicle as well as a small hybrid sedan. Vehicle road testing was performed and validated the system model. In addition he is co-inventor on four U.S. patents and has presented numerous times at advanced energy technology conferences in the areas of business and technology development.