Joseph Hartvigsen | AIChE

Joseph Hartvigsen

Vice President of Engineering
OxEon Energy

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."

Joe has powerful (MW) friends in high (elevation) places around the world. From his home-based business he has produced hundreds of micro-hydro and small-hydro turbines which are currently generating many megawatts of clean power for happy customers worldwide. To recharge, Joe maintains antique Caterpillar tractors, which he and his brothers use to raise wheat on their Aspen Hollow ranch in the mountains of Idaho, a family heritage he hopes to teach his grandchildren