Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS): Bob Mumgaard
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“We’re building a machine we call Spark, where you show up and you push a button.  This thing turns on and it makes hundreds of megawatts of thermal energy from effectively nothing.” -Bob Mumgaard, Co-founder and CEO, Commonwealth Fusion Systems.

Bob Mumgaard is Co-founder and CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems (@CFS_energy), where Bob leads the strategic vision for the company.  He received his PhD in plasma physics at MIT, focusing his work on developing techniques to measure the magnetic field inside tokamak plasmas.  During this time, Bob contributed to the design of several small tokamaks using high temperature superconductors (HTS). Bob’s work has focused on strategies to leverage the collaboration of private finance and traditional academic resources to speed the path to commercial fusion energy. 

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