About Us​

Welcome to ThermaWatts​

We’re working to fundamentally transform how humanity uses energy.

Who Are We​

Founded in 2014, ThermaWatts is developing ATEC (Ambient Thermal Electric Converter), an advanced energy conversion system that turns heat into electricity. The team is currently prototyping a low-cost ….

Our Mission​

We are here to bring clean, carbonless, low-cost energy to the world.

What We Have Done

We’ve built and tested working prototypes
We’ve modeled our technology using industry standard software.
We received a grant from the National Science Foundation.
We further optimized ATEC performance with new materials

The Problem

Energy is all around us. Why are we throwing it away?

3+ billion

Batteries are thrown away per year in the U.S.


Are single use batteries


Year over year increase in usage

Environmental Waste
Frequent Replacement
Fossil Fuel Dependency


Peter Orem
CEO & Chief Scientist

Peter M. Orem is the inventor of the ATEC concept and is the Chief Scientist on the ThermaWatts Team. Peter has over twenty five years of professional experience working on real-time systems and safety-critical systems for applications in the medical, military, energy generation, transportation, and consumer electronic industries.

Frank Orem
Finance and Operations

Frank Orem has spent more than 40 years in applying innovation to engineering problems. Frank’s career has centered on defining information systems requirements, approaches and leading innovative, effective implementations. These kinds of procedures were later promulgated through the IEEE Standards.

Matt Graham, PhD
Technical Advisor

Matt Graham is an Associate Professor of Physics at Oregon State University. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University until starting his Micro-Femto Energetics Laboratory at Oregon State University, Physics.

John Servo
Business Advisor

John has developed business plans and found partners for technology projects funded by DOC, EPA and NIH. Services include business planning and strategic planning assistance, market research and marketing materials guidance, negotiations assistance, and document preparation and presentation support.

Would you like to start a project with us?​

We are looking for help from organizations with both resources and strong interest in freeing the digital world from batteries.