Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Engineering, Montana State University, 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Montana State University, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Penn State University, 2003
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Electrical, California, #25012
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
Academic Appointments
  • MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), Research Affiliate/Research Scientist
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014 - 2019
  • Communication Lab Advisor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015 - 2018
  • Assistant Teaching Professor & Research Engineer, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, 2013 - 2014
  • Ph.D. Research Assistant, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, 2009 - 2013
  • M.S. Research Assistant, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, 2006 - 2009
  • Undergraduate Summer Researcher, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2000 - 2002
Professional Honors
  • Research Affiliate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professional Affiliations
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society

Dr. Lindahl's education and training is in electrical engineering with expertise in power systems, sensors and instrumentation, electromechanical machinery (motors and generators), electrochemical systems (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, and their associated electronics), renewable and distributed energy systems, industrial controllers such as variable speed motor drives, and consumer appliances and electronics. His professional activities involve, amongst others, conducting complex investigations related to product safety, reliability, failures, and standards compliance; advising clients and providing engineering services on matters concerning intellectual property; and developing condition monitoring and fault detection and isolation techniques.

Prior to Exponent, Dr. Lindahl was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While there, he conducted research and oversaw graduate student projects related to smart grid power management and control, condition monitoring in electrical and mechanical systems, and smart building technology development including capacitive occupancy sensing and HVAC performance tracking via smart meter measurements. He received his PhD from Montana State University for his work devising sensing methods and power control management schemes for solid oxide fuel cell systems.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lindahl has provided technical and scientific services to clients in a variety of industries including aerospace, construction, electrical power, oil and gas, automotive and marine transportation, and defense including the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force. He's co-authored over two dozen research articles in high-impact academic journals and conference proceedings. His research work has also been featured in news outlets and engineering society magazines including MIT News, the SNAME Marine Technology Magazine, and the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine.