Meet Michael Zedelmair

SVP Engineering

Have Board, Will Travel

Michael Zedelmair is the SVP of Engineering at Seatrec. He is responsible for the design and fabrication of Seatrec’s SL1 and SLG thermal engines (PCM-based, solid-to-liquid). With a background in thermo and fluid dynamics, he performs computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to advance new ideas to improve heat transfer performance of critical components. Besides working on exciting and innovative research projects, one of his favorite parts of the job is being at sea and testing Seatrec’s latest products.

Prior to Seatrec, he spent nearly a decade with Airbus as an Engineering and Data Management Consultant working on aircraft programs such as the A380 and A350.  An avid classic car fan, he started his career at ESCAD, AG, where he was a design engineer working on projects for Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, and BMW.

He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on thermal fluid systems from California State University Northridge and a B.S. from Berufsakademie Friedrichshafen in Automotive Engineering.

Patent awarded: Environmental Thermal Energy Conversion (US10443581, 2019)

Patent pending: Apparatus and Method for Making Internally Finned Pressure Vessel (2019).

Numerical simulation of insulin depot formation in subcutaneous tissue comparing different cannula geometries (November 12, 2016, ASME IMECE)

Numerical Simulation of Insulin Depot Formation in Subcutaneous Tissue (July 14, 2016, ASME FEDSM)

Numerical simulation of insulin depot formation and absorption in subcutaneous tissue modeled as a porous media (June 16, 2016, California State University, Northridge)

On Land and On Sea

Fun facts:

Surfing dates back 5,000 years ago






Building stuff, cooking, camping, restoring cars and classic Italian scooters (Vespas)


Surfing, Snowboarding, Golf


Multi-lingual (speaks German, English and some French)


Getting a Masters Degree 15 years after finishing my Bachelors

Bucket list:

To create a bucket list


Any place with waves

Dream Job:

Developing clean ocean technologies

“Everything is possible, the impossible just takes longer."

-Dan Brown