Dr. David Kirtley
An NSF, NASA, and DOD fellow, Dr. Kirtley has 13 years of experience in nuclear engineering, fusion, and aerospace and holds Nuclear and Aerospace Engineering degrees from the University of Michigan. He serves as Helion’s CEO, and has raised and managed many high technology programs.
Dr. John Slough
John is the inventor of the Fusion Engine and an award winning, world leading expert in fusion and high ß plasmas. Dr. Slough has conducted more than 30 years of fusion research. As President and Director of Research of MSNW and a Professor at the University of Washington, Dr. Slough has lead million dollar programs and been awarded $15 M in DOE and DOD grants.
Mr. Pihl holds a degree in Innovation Management and founded Pulse Power Solutions. He brings 23 years of industry, 10 years of fusion experience and expertise in commercialization of high technology electronic technologies. Chris was instrumental in design and implementation of the breakthrough validation devices.
Dr. George Votroubek
Dr. Votroubek was the Principal Investigator for the program that demonstrated the Fusion Engine technology at 1/3rd scale. George has more than 16 years of lab experience in Fusion. Dr. Votroubek received his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington while pursing experimental research in fusion and plasma physics.
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"I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming."− Stephen Hawking
"What the world needs is a small, compact, flexible fusion technology that could make electricity where and when it is needed. The existing fusion program is leading to a huge source of centralized power, at a price that nobody except a government can afford."− Freeman Dyson
"You know all energy in the universe originates with fusion. We get our energy from the sun, so that’s indirect reliance on fusion....It’s a very, very difficult technical problem, one of the most difficult technical problems that humanity will ever try to solve. But if we solve it, we will have “energy forever.”"− Elon Musk