Matt Chabalko received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He is currently an Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research.
His Ph.D. work focused on analysis and design of nano-optic, near-field transducers for heat-assisted magnetic recording. Since then, his work has been concentrated mainly on magneto-quasistatic and other types of wireless power transfer. He joined Disney Research in September of 2013 and has centered his research on cavity mode enabled wireless power transfer–a novel approach to seamlessly powering one or more devices over large 3-Dimensional spaces, without the need for wires. His general research interests include near-field imaging, metamaterials, wireless power transfer and electromagnetic theory.