Our Story

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Nonlinear Dynamics is a privately funded, multi-million dollar research venture. The company was founded by Jonathan Zerbin, James Murray, Jorge Hamill and Nicolas Scirocco in order to investigate successful blue sky ideas relating to electro-mechanical power generation and recovery. To date the company has obtained 6 patents for the technologies in question and is now taking steps towards making devices conducive to commercial utilization.

Meet Our Team

Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, mathematicians and physicists bringing experience from industry and academia.

Jonathan Zerbin
Jonathan ZerbinCEO / Founder
Jonathan is the CEO and angel investor in Nonlinear Dynamics. With a dedicated passion in entrepreneurship and cutting-edge technologies, Jonathan has been building machines since a very young age. Before starting Nonlinear Dynamics, he had a laboratory in his home where he built prototype machines to investigate the effects of parametric impedances in generators. Jonathan endeavored to experiment with innovative designs in motors and generators to utilize this effect. Jonathan has a wide range of industry contacts through networking over the years and with a diploma in Electrical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in technology management from NAIT, he is well equipped to lead this venture into its commercialization phase. Jon has a passion for bringing sustainable technologies to market that help the largest polluting sectors become carbon negative.
James Murray
James MurrayCTO / Founder
Jim Murray, another co-founder and CRD, has accumulated over fifty years of deep industry experience in industrial power and control engineering with particular emphasis on rotating machines. He has a broad-based background in research methodologies and product development, ranging from printed circuit design to new generator technologies. His experience spectrum also includes participation in the evolution of hybrid propulsion systems for electric vehicles and the development of novel power supplies and electric motors. Jim has consulted for the likes of Browns Gas International on hydrogen power and Micron Precision on three phase power control systems to name a few.
Nicolas Scirocco
Nicolas SciroccoCSO / Retroactive Founder
The CSO, Nicolas Scirocco, was previously a director of Tec Avenue Ltd, a start up in the UK. Nicolas and two other founders raised £130,000 in a crowdfunding campaign for 11% equity at a £1mil valuation for premium consumer electronics products. This then led to a successful launch. Nicolas left eighteen months after launch to finish his PhD studies at the University of Cambridge in electrical engineering focusing on wireless power transmission and generation. He is a published scientific author in his field and also has access to a range of industry contacts through Cambridge and through his other endeavours such as Jaguar Land Rover and Dailmer-Benz. Nicolas will join us in October 2021 to commercialize our latest Intellectual Property.
Jorge Hamill
Jorge HamillMachinist Mathematician / Founder
Jorge has a specialist skill set in prototype design and performing 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.
Dan Nguyen
Dan NguyenPower Electronics Engineer
With a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Dan is skilled in the obscure programming art of VHDL. Dan has 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.

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