Adib Nasle worked for nearly 20 years in the electrical power system software industry as an entrepreneur. Adib also teaches power system simulation courses at UC San Diego for the Professional Certificate in Power Engineering via the Extensions program. He oversaw the integration of EPRI’s distributed energy resources simulation analytics as part of the XENDEE Microgrid Cloud Computing platform, and has worked with world-renowned organizations in mission critical computer applications in power, including the design and development of the Federal Aviation Administration’s predictive energy management system for the National Air Space (NAS) critical infrastructure. Adib holds 18 U.S. and international patents in the areas of power system design, real-time predictive energy management, optimization, safety and capacity assessment. Prior to Bankable Energy, Adib served as the Executive Director of Executive Programs at Pepperdine University overseeing the administration and management of the Executive MBA programs at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is the inventor of real-time power analytics, and was co-founder, and president at Power Analytics Corporation where he successfully raised venture capital financing, oversaw all mergers and acquisitions negotiations.
Dr. Nathan Johnson is a Senior Adviser to BankableEnergy | Xendee, an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of the Laboratory for Energy and Power Solutions (LEAPS). He also works with BankableEnergy | Xendee on multiple projects and his 25-person research team takes energy innovations from concept to construction with a focus on grid modernization, microgrids, off-grid solutions, critical infrastructure, and workforce development. Nathan manages a one-acre microgrid test bed and combines simulation-based design with hands-on prototype development to create next-generation solutions to current market needs. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications. He spent ten years in industry and academia working in product development for the energy sector with projects across 15 countries. He now helps start and advise small businesses and is an active educator with training and workforce development programs inside and outside the university.
Scott Mitchell has been a Microsoft MVP every year from 2002 through 2014, and was recognized as one of the Top 40 Alumnus under the age of 40 at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Scott has authored nine bestselling books on Microsoft web technologies for programmers and has written thousands of technical articles and tutorials for Microsoft’s MSDN journal. He is a world renowned technical authority on Cloud Computing and Rich Internet Application web development and created the Microgrid project information system secure web platform for the National Airspace System critical infrastructure, the database architecture and engine that today powers many of Microsoft’s on-line communities such as Microsoft Xbox and ASP.NET forums, and a first-of-a-kind Microgrid cloud computing platform that implements EPRI’s OpenDSS analytics, and Google Map for automated deep circuit simulations of islanded and grid-tied distributed energy systems. He has served as a lead instructor at developer conferences such as Code Camps, SoCal.NET Technical Summits, and ASP.NET Connections. Scott has a BS in Computer Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Computer Science with an emphasis on Database and Information Retrieval Systems from UC San Diego.
Zack Pecenak has authored publications in the most reputable power industry forums including IEEE Transactions, Elsevier journals, and Greentech Media. He holds a Ph.D and M.S. from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where he was funded by the Center for Energy research. His research at UCSD included unbalanced distribution system modeling, power flow simplification, scheduling of controllable resources, solar forecasting, optimal voltage control, microgrid design, and software development. Zack received a management certification from the Rady school of management, with a specialization in technology management and entrepreneurship. He also holds a dual B.S. from the honors college at the University at Buffalo in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering where he authored a thesis on turbulence and cloud formation. Before joining Bankable Energy, Zack has worked with Sempra energy and the US Air Force Research Lab.
Before joining Bankable Energy, Michael Stadler was a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California and leading the Grid Integration Group. He studied at Vienna University of Technology, from which he holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. with highest honors in energy economics. He is a recipient of the PECASE Award of the White House. The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Michael also led the Microgrid Team and Distributed Energy Resources Team at Berkeley Lab and was the lead developer of DER-CAM, a core technology of our XENDEE software. He led a team of more than 40 researchers and is also a scientific reviewer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASHRAE, Applied Energy, Elsevier, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), European Transactions on Electrical Power, International Journal of Electronic Business Management, as well as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Michael has published 230 papers, journal papers, and reports in his 16 year career to date and holds 9 copyrights and 1 provisional patent.
Kelsey Fahy is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). Her research includes work on simulating grid-connected and islanded microgrids with stochastic methods, with a focus on evaluating reliability and value streams. She also holds a BA in Physics from St. Olaf College, where she was a member of the St. Olaf Rube Goldberg team that placed 2nd at the National Rube Goldberg Engineering Championships at Purdue.