PhD, VP of Engineering
As Amber Kinetics’ vice president of engineering, Matthew Senesky, PhD manages all aspects of R&D and product development. One of the company’s first employees, Dr. Senesky developed and now leads a group of world-class mechanical, electrical and materials engineers who have taken Amber Kinetics’ advanced flywheel technology from first generation prototype to commercially available systems. Dr. Senesky collaborated on early flywheel research at University of California – Berkeley that formed the basis of Amber Kinetics’ technology. He developed the company’s first-generation electronics package and contributed to the architecture and configuration of the original prototypes.
Before joining Amber Kinetics, Dr. Senesky was part of Texas Instruments’ Kilby Labs corporate R&D group, with a focus on power electronics for renewable energy and energy storage. From 2007 to 2009, he worked for Tesla Motors as part of the team that released the groundbreaking Tesla Roadster.
Dr. Senesky received A.B. and B.E. degrees from Dartmouth College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California – Berkeley.