Aura Systems, Inc. announced yesterday that Dr. Michael McElfresh joined the Company’s technical and management team. With a Ph.D in Solid State Physics from the University of California-San Diego, Dr. McElfresh has over 20 years of experience in academia and with high tech companies. Prior to joining Aura, he served as a Staff Consultant at the Argonne National Laboratory, Director of Product line Management at OptiSolar, and held numerous positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Additionally, he was a tenured professor of Physics at Purdue University.

Dr. Art Schwartz, Aura’s CTO said, “We are very pleased to have Dr. McElfresh join our team. His vast experience in technical project management in addition to his technical expertise makes him a very valuable addition to our team. The recent additions of Dr. Wang who received his Ph.D. in high power electronics and controls from Penn State, and Dr. McElfresh, significantly broaden and increase our technical capabilities as we expand the applications of the AuraGen into alternative energy solutions.”

Mr. Gagerman, Aura’s CEO stated, “We welcome Dr. McElfresh to our team. Our Company is in a transition as we expand both our technical and management capabilities in anticipation of significant growth in our business. Dr. McElfresh will be in charge of our Alternative Energy applications. In addition to the recent additions to our technical staff we are also in the process of reorganizing the Company into a more efficient operating machine.”

Dr. McElfresh will supervise all technical and management activity associated with Aura’s alternative energy solutions, including wind turbines and the wind-solar-battery solution which employs the AuraGen mobile solution.