Laboratory in Ellersile Industrial Park, Edmonton AB

Nonlinear Dynamics Inc. is an Alternative Energy research and development company specializing in Electric Motor advancement and Electrical Power Generation for micro-grid applications. Our unique generation system can be used as an interface between Wind, Solar, Hydro and also conventional forms of electrical power generation to dramatically increase system efficiency between the source and the load. When using conventional fossil fuels this equates to less fuel required to produce the same level of electrical power output. In the case of solar panels, less panels would be needed to net the same electrical output power.

The state of generator design has largely languished since they were invented over a hundred years ago. Using novel techniques in power oscillation within a local micro grid, Nonlinear Dynamics seeks to utilize modern electronic switching to create a new synergy between the AC Generator and it’s load. New hyper-efficiencies can now be realized by employing such novel techniques in conjunction with a novel process employing dynamically updated feedback loops.

Nonlinear Dynamics seeks to implement its technologies first in remote locations where fuel is difficult and costly to come by due to transportation barriers. It is here where financial benefits will be most dramatically realized. Due to the nature of our technology and the precise monitoring of loads that is required, these innovations lend themselves best to remote style micro-grid applications.

The principles that govern the design of our generators can also be utilized to build new electric motors. Here we have designed new prototype motors that have consistent torque profiles across the entire RPM range which gives them unique performance advantages over conventional designs where torque profiles decrease significantly across available speed ranges. This development is a great advantage, for example, in the design of motors for electric cars. The same advances in efficiency noted in our generators can also be seen in our motors. Thus, assuming a fixed size of battery, substantial increases in range for electrical cars can be realized.

Our generators and motors when used together in the same system give rise to compound efficiency advantages such that the overall Kilowatt Demand is dramatically decreased. The ultimate goal of Nonlinear Dynamics Inc. is to create alternative technologies that will sharply reduce the need for fossil fuels and their damaging impacts on the environment while at the same time providing cost reductions to consumers and society. Nonlinear Dynamics can achieve such goals by improving the interface methodologies with existing technologies, such as solar and wind, so that entire systems can be leveraged to a greater degree thereby providing higher gains in power output.

Nonlinear Dynamics Inc. (NLDI) is  based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We have a fully functional machine shop where we custom build all our own prototypes.

Jonathan Zerbin, Founder and CEO

With a dedicated passion in entrepreneurship and cutting edge technologies, Jonathan has been working and building machines since a very young age. Before starting Nonlinear Dynamics he had a laboratory in his home where he built prototype machines seeking elusive gains in power generation efficiency. Inspired by the work of Nikola Tesla’s more obscure inventions, and also the more recent work of Eric Dollard; Jonathan endeavored to experiment with unconventional designs in motors and generators. With a diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelors degree in Technology Management from NAIT, he is well equipped to lead this venture into a new era. He has a love for analytics and data collection and a passion for bringing sustainable technologies into this world that help humanity live in greater harmony with nature.

Dan Nguyen, Lead Programmer

With a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Alberta, Dan is skilled in the obscure programming art of VHDL. With a personal passion in robotics and drones Dan brings to the table skills and knowledge in motor controls and processing. Working in power electronics Dan has unique skills getting hardware and software to work synergistically with nanosecond precision. With relentless effort Dan codes and troubleshoots circuits until they run with maximum efficiency.

Raui Searle, Electromagnetic Design Engineer

Hailing from down under, Raui has had a passionate interest in the field of alternative Electrical Engineering. As a teenager he was reading the works of Tesla, Steinmetz and Dollard. His primary role in Nonlinear Dynamics is doing all the magnetic simulation modelling for the generators and motors we are designing using FEMM. Raui is also a proficient programmer with his favorite language being Python. Using this knowledge greatly assists in writing scripts for doing simulation work. In addition to this he also has a strong interest in applied mathematics which helps in deriving formulas for optimization purposes. Raui also has a love for permaculture and has completed three years of training in Chinese medicine with a focus on acupuncture.

Advisory Team:

James F. Murray III

One of the world’s foremost experts on Nikola Tesla, James also known as ‘Jim’ has extensively knowledgeable in a field few people in the world know about.  Having worked in this area for over 45 years Jim brings considerable “old school” experience and expertise of novel electrical engineering design philosophy to the table. His personal journey has led him through many unique adventures along the way having worked for and consulted numerous firms in the alternative energy field.  His personal website can be found here:

Paul Babcock

Paul has twenty-nine years of experience in industrial electronic applications, as a technician, training specialist, service manager, project manager and applications and design engineer. Paul has worked with public entities and private organizations in fields ranging from avionics, power generation, telephony and alternative energy. He has broad experience designing and implementing custom communication and electronics systems in both the public and private sectors, and in developing large-scale communications solutions for the oil and gas industry. Paul is recognized for his expertise in alternative energy systems and power generation for companies and individuals in especially remote locations. Paul’s company website can be found here:

Jorge Hamill

Jorge has special skills in prototype designs and doing the mathematical optimization analysis to get products ready for commercialization. Having worked for Pratt & Whitney, Olympic Tool & Machine Company among many others his understanding of mechanics, and mathematics puts him in a unique position. He has assisted research and development in numerous organizations. Everything from prototype helicopter motors to NASA satellites.

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