My professional career has been focused on the development of advanced nuclear energy sources, in particular, plasma physics and fusion energy. I’ve been involved with multiple projects in the field, including field reversed configurations, spheromaks, and tokamaks. To name just a few topics of interest: advanced current drive, transport in fusion plasmas, the development of new materials for use in fusion environments, and extended MHD simulations of plasmas. The continuous goal of my work is to help in the research and development of fusion energy toward making it into a viable energy source.
I am the Co-Founder and CEO of CTFusion, Inc., a company dedicated to the development of clean, reliable, and affordable fusion energy located in Seattle, WA. The company is developing a novel approach toward sustained spheromak fusion reactors. This company is a spin-off from the work done by the HIT-SI Research Group at the University of Washington.
Outside academics, I really love the outdoors and activities such as hiking, rowing, and sailing. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, especially road trips.
I’m also very fond of many different types of music, ranging all the way from Mozart to Metallica. I’m a violinist, and really have a soft spot for the works of Rimsky-Korsakov.