Zachary K. Pecenak,
Ph.D.

Lead Engineer

Zack Pecenak is an inventor with multiple patents in Distributed Energy Resources design and optimization, and has authored publications in the most reputable power industry forums including IEEE Transactions, Elsevier journals, and Greentech Media. He holds a Ph.D and M.S. from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where he was funded by the Center for Energy research. His research at UCSD included unbalanced distribution system modeling, power flow simplification, scheduling of controllable resources, solar forecasting, optimal voltage control, Microgrid design, and software development. Zack received a management certification from the Rady school of management, with a specialization in technology management and entrepreneurship. He also holds a dual B.S. from the honors college at the University at Buffalo in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering where he authored a thesis on turbulence and cloud formation. Before joining XENDEE, Zack has worked with Sempra energy and the US Air Force Research Lab.