Developing the power-dense, near-zero vibration, quiet X Mini, 70cc gasoline powered rotary four-stroke engine.
Built working, firing 70 and 40 HP diesel engines, model “X,” that demonstrated the capability of engine architecture and thermodynamic cycle
Invented and designed a new engine architecture, model "X," that embodies the HEHC cycle
Built firing 20 HP diesel engine prototype, and what may be the world’s first naturally-aspirated rotary diesel engine
Received small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from Army
Received first venture funding. Key investors include: Northwater Capital and Adams Capital Management
Awarded top three winner prize in MIT’s entrepreneurship business plan competition (now called the $100K entrepreneurship competition)
Dr. Nikolay Shkolnik and Dr. Alexander Shkolnik invented the innovative HEHC thermodynamic cycle and initial engine designs that embody the cycle