We are Transforming How Energy is Converted

We aim to energize the world’s clean-energy supply chain.

Our Company

AmpX Technologies designs and builds next-generation power electronics for energy conversion.

Our technologies & expertise can improve performance, simplify integration, increase reliability, and lower costs for the industries that use energy to keep us moving, safe, and healthy.

Our Founding team

Our team brings together deep expertise and innovative perspectives on electrification and power management.

We understand the technology that drives the rapidly-moving world of electrification– from energy infrastructure to the electric vehicles and subsystems that will move us to the future. 

Alireza Khaligh​, Ph.D

President and Founder

Dr. Alireza Khaligh is the Founder of AmpX. He is a Professor and the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Khaligh is an expert in the modeling, analyses, design, and development of power electronic interfaces. He is an author/co-author of more than 210 journal and conference papers, two books. Dr. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC), the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), and the Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC). He has supervised 30 graduate students, who have shown remarkable success and secured key positions in prestigious institutions and R&D organizations such as DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tesla, Meta, QualComm, Apple, Texas Instruments, MPS, GE Global Research, Rivian, Daimler Mercedes Benz, and SpaceX. Dr. Khaligh is the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification.

Zeyu Zhang​, Ph.D

Co-Founder, Vice President of Engineering

Dr. Zeyu Zhang is the Vice President of Engineering at AmpX and leads major technical development and project management. He has worked at LG Electronics Vehicle Components Division at Troy, Michigan, where he was involved with DC-DC converter designs in General Motor EVs. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maryland (UMD), where his thesis was focused on the design of a novel Megahertz (MHz) Gallium-Nitride (GaN) compact EV onboard charger. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) on two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I and Phase II projects from the US National Science Foundation (NSF). He led the design, development and testing of a 6.6 kW AXT400 prototype, followed by a beta product AXT800 which has been successfully demonstrated on customer’s vehicle for commercialization preparation.

George Downey

Power Electronics Design Engineer

Mr. George Downey is a Power Electronics Design Engineer at AmpX Technologies, Inc. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and previously worked at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Satellite Lab and at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. At AmpX he has designed and implemented the control system architecture for AXT including external and vehicle communications and power electronics control. He has also led the AmpX team in the mechanical assembly of multi-board designs, performed in-depth simulations and analyses of parasitics extraction, vibration, thermal, and flow, and the design of an integrated liquid cooling enclosure.

Memo Romero

Mechanical Consultant

Mr. Memo Romero is a power electronics consulting engineer and entrepreneur. He has over 32 years of experience in advanced thermo-mechanical packaging, with a focus on high power module design, simulation, and technical innovation. A graduate of MIT and Stanford, he holds over 20 US patents and numerous publications related to advanced power electronic packaging. Memo has held senior level engineering positions at Motorola, SemiPower Systems, and Amulaire Thermal Technology. He was a principle at the Rinehart Motion Systems LLC, an Oregon based advanced power electronics company, which was acquired by BorgWarner, merged with AM racing and renamed as Cascadia Motion LLC. Furthermore, he founded MaxQ Technology where his designs have flown on three NASA missions. He is also founder of a technical consulting company, Innoventa LLC.

Our Advisory Board

Andrew Saul, MBA

Advisory Board member

Mr. Andrew Saul is the Founder and CEO of the Genovation Cars Inc. He has fifteen years of experience in research and development in the area of internal combustion engine technologies. He earned degrees in Economics and History from Villanova University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland. Andrew worked as a credit analyst early in his banking career. Later, he helped manage a special assets portfolio. Additionally, he assisted in the design and implementation of customer retention and branch expansion strategies. Subsequently, Andrew was the President and CEO of several research and development companies, working to develop more efficient and cleaner combustion engine technologies. In late 2007, Andrew co-founded Genovation Cars to develop the future G2 plug-in green car. On December 10, 2010, Mr. Saul was featured in an article in the Washington Business Journal regarding the development of Genovation Cars’ plug-in green automobile, the G2. Mr. Saul was also interviewed for an article in The Daily Record news publication on September 20, 2010. Genovation has developed several exciting high performance electric vehicles including The GXE, The World’s First Street Legal Electric Vehicle to Exceed 220mph.

Steve Rogers

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Steve Rogers is the Co-Founder, President and CTO of the Genovation Cars Inc. He has a 40-year career in various high-tech businesses and 15 years of experience working with various small to medium size high-tech companies, assisting in raising capital and bringing new products to market. Steve graduated from Manchester University in the UK with a combined honors degree in Physics and Electronics and started his career in a lab as a circuit designer. Since then, he has held roles in system engineering, product management, marketing and general management. He was also the Vice President of technology for a major telecom equipment vendor with over 300 engineers reporting to him. Later as the General Manager of a major division, he was responsible for a $1.3B P&L.

Steven Atneosen, JD

Advisory Board Member

Steven Atneosen is CRO/CBO for high change, high growth and in-transition technology companies in disruptive environments. He has extensive experience with enterprise/SaaS technology startups and turnarounds leading product strategy, commercialization, operations, business/corporate development (inorganic growth), legal and compliance in transportation, mobility and health. Steve’s specialties include Artificial intelligence, DLT, blockchain, ICO, SaaS, cloud applications, HIT, digital transformation, health, mobility (EV/Hybrid vehicle, MaaS, autonomous drive), sustainability, change management, operations, legal and compliance, privacy, seed/VC investing, M&A, product and strategy development, sales and marketing strategy and execution and dispute resolution (mediation/arbitration/claims).