Steve Fairfax is President of MTechnology, Inc., consulting engineers specializing in power system engineering for demanding 21st century enterprises. MTech’s clients include manufacturers, designers, and users of power systems for the 7×24 world. MTech performs Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) of data center power and cooling systems, LNG liquefaction facilities, and hazardous process industries. MTech engineers conduct reliability analyses, failure investigations, failure modes and effects analyses, and provide expert testimony in patent, customs, and personal injury litigation. MTech develops and demonstrates highly reliable power systems for fuel cell power plants, battery replacements, DC microgrids, magnetic levitation track and vehicles, ore transportation systems, and semiconductor processing applications.
Steve joined MTech in 1997, but he has been working with multi-megawatt power systems since his undergraduate days at MIT. He began full-time study of power system reliability while working as Managing Engineer at Failure Analysis Associates. He served as head of Engineering and Operations for the Alcator C-MOD nuclear fusion reactor during its design and initial operation at the MIT Plasma Fusion Center, and as principal engineer in several Boston-area firms. Steve holds Master’s Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Physics from MIT.