BOB MUMGAARD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/CO-FOUNDER
Bob drives the company’s vision to accelerate the path to commercial fusion energy by managing its strategic partnerships and technical approach. He believes in the power of technical and organizational innovation to facilitate the breakthroughs needed to combat climate change. Prior to CFS Bob was a DOE fellow and a MIT Translational Fellow — he studied the history, organization, and execution of large-scale projects in science and technology and focused on how entrepreneurship, risk-retirement strategies, and partnerships could speed fusion from the laboratory to the market. His PhD work focused on the high-field approach to fusion.
DAN BRUNNER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER/CO-FOUNDER
Dan ensures the company’s technical work serves its business strategy and fusion energy mission. Prior to CFS, Dan was a Research Scientist at MIT working to develop power exhaust solutions in compact fusion devices.
BRANDON SORBOM, CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER/CO-FOUNDER
Brandon develops scientific collaborations between CFS, academia, and industry, as well as developing CFS’s strategy to procure high-temperature superconductor (HTS). Prior to CFS, Brandon was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT working on techno-economic fusion device design as well as the characterization of HTS wire.
STEVE RENTER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Steve directs the company’s business operations, financing, external relations, and day-to-day affairs. Prior to CFS, Steve was a first-hire at the solid-state battery startup Ionic Materials, where he helped build the team and company strategy, raise Series A, B, and C rounds of financing, and execute partnerships for commercialization.
DENNIS WHYTE, PH.D. /
HITACHI AMERICA PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING, MIT
HEAD, MIT DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DIRECTOR, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER
MARTIN GREENWALD, PH.D. /
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MIT
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER
ZACH HARTWIG, PH.D. /
JOHN CLARK HARDWICK (1986) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MIT DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
AND PLASMA SCIENCE AND FUSION CENTER
ANNE WHITE, PH.D. /
CECIL & IDA GREEN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MIT DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
ASSISTANT HEAD, MAGNETIC FUSION EXPERIMENTS DIVISION, COLLABORATION SUB-DIVISION, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER
EARL MARMAR, PH.D. /
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MIT DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
HEAD, MAGNETIC FUSION EXPERIMENTS DIVISION, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER
JOSEPH MINERVINI, PH.D. /
SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER, MIT DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER
DIVISION HEAD, MAGNETS & CRYOGENICS, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER
JAMES IRBY, PH.D. /
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH ENGINEER, MIT
CHIEF ENGINEER, MAGNETIC FUSION EXPERIMENTS DIVISION, MIT PLASMA SCIENCE & FUSION CENTER