Sven Strohband brings engineering and operational experience to the MDV team and supports the partnership in sourcing and evaluating investments in the areas of software, systems and materials.
Prior to MDV, Sven spent three years at the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Palo Alto where he was responsible for discovering new materials and electronics technologies for automotive applications. He was also the Stanford Racing team's lead engineer. The team developed a robot that successfully navigated132 miles of unknown terrain fully autonomously in the fastest time, winning the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge.
Sven has authored numerous papers on the simulation of materials systems and authored various patents for novel automotive electronics applications.
Sven received a doctorate and master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He also earned a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.