• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Veronika Stelmakh


Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Dr. Veronika Stelmakh is the CEO and cofounder of Mesodyne, an MIT spin out commercializing a new class of power generator that converts fuel to electricity via light. Mesodyne’s LightCell™ generator is silent, has no moving parts, operates on most commercial and military fuels, and offers up to 10x the energy density of lithium ion batteries for long endurance missions. 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. In her doctoral thesis from MIT, she focused on the design, fabrication, and characterization of practical novel metallic nanophotonic structures for high-temperature thermophotovoltaic applications. She is an expert in photonics, nanofabrication, and high temperature materials, and has authored or coauthored more than 20 publications on this topic. Prior to graduate studies, Dr. Stelmakh worked in the power electronics industry. 

Sessions With Veronika Stelmakh

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 05:30 pm

    Mesodyne | Reliable, Long Endurance, Efficient, Quiet, Portable Power Anywhere, Anytime, and from Any Fuel

    From drones, to sensors and computers in remote locations, to dismounted warfighters and emergency responders, power demand is ever increasing and batteries alone can’t keep up with the demand. Mesodyne is developing a new type of power generator that converts fuel to electricity via light, called the LightCell, to enable reliable, long endurance, efficient, quiet, portable power anywhere and anytime, compatible with any hydrocarbon fuel as well as hydrogen.