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The OxEon Energy team has more than 30 years of experience in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC/SOEC) development and a diverse background in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, and skilled technicians.

Photo: Dr. S. Elango Elangovan

Dr. S. Elango Elangovan

Chief Scientific Officer

Elango is responsible for solid oxide device development to meet current and future customer and market needs. He has over 30 years of technology management experience in the field of electrochemical ceramic membrane technology focusing on solid oxide fuel cell, solid oxide electrolysis devices and hydrogen transport membranes. He has directed numerous government and privately supported projects in these areas. He is also the lead scientist in materials development to improve performance and lifetime of these devices.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Materials Science and Engineering, his M.S. from the California Institute of Technology, and his B.S. from the Indian Institute of Science.

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Joseph Hartvigsen

Chief Executive Officer

Entering the solid oxide systems field from a defense aerospace simulation background, Joe's work was initially focused on detailed multi-physics simulations of SOFC stacks. He also applies analytical models to stack operation and ceramic manufacturing processes used in the fabrication of fuel cell components.

Joe earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University of Science and Technology. His graduate research was conducted at the Ames Laboratory of the DOE on the topic of "The preparation of silicon nitride by pyrolysis of iminopolysilanes."

Jessica Elwell

Jessica Elwell

Chief Operating Officer

Jessica's diverse career spans multiple industries, including recreational equipment, specialty chemicals, weapons systems, renewable energy, and aerospace propellant production. She made history with the OxEon Team in 2013, managing the development of solid oxide electrolysis for NASA's Perseverance Rover's MOXIE system, generating oxygen on Mars.

Jessica briefly led engineering and quality at Nammo Defense Systems before returning to OxEon in 2021. Her focus now includes business system development and workforce growth, aligning with a transition away from fossil fuels and advancing space fuel production.

Ask an OxEon Expert how we can help with:

  • Ruggedized Hermetic SOEC Stacks Hydrogen/Oxygen/Syngas Production (SOEC)
  • SOFC Stacks for Power Generation (SOFC)
  • Systems Development Support
  • Supporting Technologies for Liquid Fuel Production (Fischer Tropsch or Plasma Reformer Technologies)