Stalix LLC is a privately held company. It was
founded in April 2007 to
provide design & technical consultant services and to pursue
business opportunities having strong intellectual
property advantages. Applying our extensive expertise
in many industries, we develop breakthrough
innovations that make products more efficient and cost
Dr. Jonathan Wells
Wells is a Director of Stalix. He is also a Principal
Partner with AJIS LLC, a wireless technology consultancy
specializing in wireless marketing and business strategies, R&D
management and new product development and commercialization. He
has over 15 years experience in the commercial wireless market.
Prior to AJIS, Jonathan held various roles with GigaBeam where he
had responsibility for product management, technical marketing and
worldwide regulatory affairs. At Stratex Networks, Jonathan was
Director of Product Development responsible for the company’s
complete RF and microwave product strategy. Previously Jonathan ran
the Wideband Product Division for Adaptive Broadband, an early
adopter of unlicensed wireless access products. Jonathan holds a
BSc in physics, a PhD in millimeter-wave electronics and an MBA with
specialization in strategic R&D management. He is a Senior Member
of the IEEE and a Chartered Engineer in Europe.
Dr. Rob Howald
has been in the communications engineering field for 20 years. Dr.
Howald served as Vice President of Engineering for Xytrans Inc.
where he led the development of communications and security
screening systems. Xytrans designed and manufactured
industry-leading technology in both the commercial communications
arena, and in advanced people-screening systems during his tenure.
He has extensive experience and technical proficiency in system
design and analysis, as well as in hardware specification and
development ranging from the circuit to subsystem level, in various
types of communications, high-frequency, and signal processing
platforms. As Director of Systems Engineering at Motorola
Broadband, Howald was in charge of multiple engineering disciplines
responsible for the development of high-level technical and
architectural analysis and specifications for hybrid fiber-coax
systems, passive optical networks, wireless and Ethernet-based
access systems, and metro and core networks. Previously, Howald held
engineering positions at General Instrument Corp and Lockheed Martin
Space Systems. He was also President of S/N Consulting, specializing
in RF and microwave communications analysis and design. Howald has a
monthly online column covering various topics in communications, has
published over 100 papers, and has one issued patent and five
additional patents pending. He has a BSEE and MSEE from Villanova
University, a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Drexel
University, and an MBA from DeSales University.
Dr. Sean Christiansen
Dr. Christiansen has been working in technology and
energy-related fields for nearly 10 years. He is currently
the Chief Technology Officer at the UCF Venture Lab.
Previously, he was employed
by L-3 Communications and was responsible for expanding core company
strengths in detection technologies and identifying new business
opportunities. Prior to working at L-3 Communications, Dr.
Christiansen worked at Teledyne Energy Systems where he lead
research & development of integrated, stand-alone fuel cell systems.
While working at Teledyne, he was invited by Governor Bush to join a
small, elite group of business professionals to form the Florida
Hydrogen Business Partnership for helping the state to shape its
hydrogen policies. Prior to Teledyne Energy Systems, Dr.
Christiansen worked at
Technology, Inc. where
he designed a novel reactor used for converting hydrocarbons into
high-quality hydrogen for fuel cell use. He evaluated the flow
distribution, catalytic performance, water neutrality, and thermal
gradients associated with various reactor configurations for the
conversion of both diesel and natural gas fuels into fuel cell
quality reformate. Dr. Christiansen has authored over thirty
proposals, nine publications in peer-reviewed journals, two patent
applications, and several conference manuscripts. He continues to
remain actively involved with both federally and locally elected
officials as a technical resource supporting the development of new
technologies. Dr. Christiansen earned a
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from
University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from
University of California Santa Barbara. He is a current member of
Florida Energy Commission (Advisory Group on Renewables), Orlando
Science Center (Board Member), Florida Solar Energy Center (Policy
Advisory Board), Florida Hydrogen Initiative, and the American