Thursday, February 17, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm EST
The theme for the conference is “Leading the Way”, and we have all learned that IDEA campus energy systems are indeed taking a leadership role investing in technology, advancing innovation and delivering reliable, efficient energy services to our communities.
This panel is intended to reflect on the content of the conference, highlight any significant findings, wrap up the conference and help the community to look ahead and move into the future – “Where Do We Go From Here?” is the question we will focus on.
IDEA is pleased to welcome Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems to provide a keynote luncheon address on Thursday, February 17 at the IDEA Campus Energy Conference in Boston.
As the CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) Bob Mumgaard is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the company, paving the way for a future of clean unlimited fusion energy. Since co-founding CFS with a mission to commercialize the high-field approach to fusion, Mumgaard has grown the company to more than 200 employees and raised more than $2 billion from some of the world’s leading investors. CFS is a private commercial fusion company with a scientifically validated path to commercialization.
Mumgaard performed his PhD work at MIT and during that time he contributed to the design of several small superconducting tokamaks for a variety of physics missions using high temperature superconductors (HTS). Prior to co-founding CFS, as an MIT fellow Mumgaard focused on how entrepreneurship, risk-retirement strategies, and partnerships could increase the speed of fusion from laboratory to market. He organized and led a team identifying strategies to utilize private finance and traditional academic resources to speed the path to fusion energy resulting in a collaboration model with MIT.Mumgaard holds a PhD in Applied Plasma Physics and a MS in Nuclear Engineering from MIT, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Nebraska.