Kyle Strohmaier is the Systems Modeling Lead at Zipline International Inc., a company which designs, manufactures, and operates electric delivery drones. His core function is to use multi-physics simulation, spanning the electrical, mechanical and thermal domains, to inform hardware designs and high-level control strategies. Previously, Kyle spent more than seven years at Tesla Inc., where he was Sr. Staff Engineer. He was a systems architect for vehicle programs including Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck and the second-generation Roadster.
Kyle’s professional interests include reduced-order multi-physics modeling, building flexible and efficient simulation frameworks, model-based design optimization, and bridging the gap between engineering and non-technical entities. He previously served as an industry liaison to EPA’s electric vehicle range-testing testing division and was a member of the SAE light duty vehicle test standards committee.
Kyle has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, respectively. During his graduate work, he conducted research on mixed-domain energy storage in the Mechanical Energy and Power Systems (MEPS) Laboratory, advised by Professor James Van de Ven.