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Welcome to the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast, your premier source for the latest in fusion technology and sustainable energy innovations. Dive into the heart of fusion energy with us, exploring breakthroughs and challenges in this transformative field. Meet the visionaries reshaping our energy landscape and uncover the potential of clean, limitless power.
Each episode brings you closer to the science fueling our future, from plasma physics to global energy solutions. Perfect for professionals, enthusiasts, or anyone invested in our planet's future, this podcast is your guide to the revolutionary world of fusion energy.
Join our journey towards a sustainable and energy-abundant future. Welcome to the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast.

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Welcome to the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast, your premier source for the latest in fusion technology and sustainable energy innovations. Dive into the heart of fusion energy with us, exploring breakthroughs and challenges in this transformative field. Meet the visionaries reshaping our energy landscape and uncover the potential of clean, limitless power.
Each episode brings you closer to the science fueling our future, from plasma physics to global energy solutions. Perfect for professionals, enthusiasts, or anyone invested in our planet's future, this podcast is your guide to the revolutionary world of fusion energy.
Join our journey towards a sustainable and energy-abundant future. Welcome to the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast.

    Magnetic Futures : Ruben Fair on Pioneering Fusion's Cutting Edge

    Magnetic Futures : Ruben Fair on Pioneering Fusion's Cutting Edge

    In this episode, we feature Ruben Fair, a Board Advisor at Kronos Fusion Energy and a leading expert in magnet design and magnetic shielding. With a career spanning over three decades, Ruben's experience is rooted in both industrial and research-based roles. He has led significant projects at Oxford Instruments, General Electric Power Conversion, and Jefferson Laboratory, contributing to the design and operation of superconducting magnets, hydro generators, and other groundbreaking technologies.
    Ruben's profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/rubenfair/
    Ruben on research gate : https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Ruben-J-Fair-2052422318
    Today, Ruben plays a pivotal role at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, where he leads the US ITER team responsible for designing and constructing diagnostic instruments for the international fusion experiment ITER. At Kronos Fusion Energy, Ruben's expertise in magnet design and shielding is instrumental in developing the S.M.A.R.T. fusion energy generator, a key step towards clean and sustainable energy.
    Join us as we dive deep into Ruben's journey, from his early days in heavy power engineering to his current role in fusion energy. We'll explore the challenges, innovations, and future prospects of fusion technology. If you're interested in cutting-edge engineering, superconducting magnets, and the path towards a fusion-powered future, this episode is for you.
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    • 48 min
    From MIT to Kronos: Carl Weggel's Path to Fusion Innovation

    From MIT to Kronos: Carl Weggel's Path to Fusion Innovation

    In this episode, we talk with Carl Weggel, a central figure at Kronos Fusion Energy and the lead designer of our patented S.M.A.R.T. Fusion Generators. Carl has over fifty years of experience in tokamak and fusion generator design. We discuss his journey from working with the legendary Dr. D. Bruce Montgomery at MIT on the Alcator 'C' tokamak to his role as Chief Scientist at Kronos.
    Carl's Profile
    Dr. Carl Weggel on Linkedin

    Carl shares his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of fusion energy, the significance of superconductors in modern technology, and the evolving landscape of fusion energy commercialization. Learn about his groundbreaking work in developing compact, ultra-high-field tokamak pathways and the patented S.M.A.R.T. 40 generators. This episode offers an insightful look into the future of fusion energy and Carl's passion for sustainable solutions

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    • 2 hr 11 min
    Nuclear Insights with Martin Owens : A Deep Dive into Advanced Reactor Technology

    Nuclear Insights with Martin Owens : A Deep Dive into Advanced Reactor Technology

    In this episode of the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast, I'm joined by Martin Owens, our Chief Strategy Officer and Board Advisor. With over 35 years of experience in advanced nuclear reactors and project management, Martin brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Currently, he's a Senior Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, leading capital project execution. Before joining Kronos Fusion Energy, Martin was the EPC Director at GE Hitachi, where he managed nuclear reactor and fuel development programs.
    Martin Owens' Profile
    Martin's journey into nuclear energy started with an unexpected job at BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., where he helped develop advanced reactors for the Navy. He talks about how nuclear technology has evolved, the challenges in nuclear energy, and how his experience guides our efforts at Kronos Fusion Energy. This conversation offers unique insights into the strategic landscape of fusion energy and what we're doing to achieve energy independence. Don't miss it!

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Material Science Meets Fusion : Insights from Paul Weiss at Kronos Fusion Energy

    Material Science Meets Fusion : Insights from Paul Weiss at Kronos Fusion Energy

    In this episode of the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast, I'm joined by Paul Weiss, our Chief Material Scientist and Board Advisor. Paul is a distinguished nanoscientist and material science expert with a career marked by groundbreaking achievements. He has co-authored over 400 research publications, holds more than 40 patents, and has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. Currently affiliated with UCLA, Paul was the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and served as the director of the California NanoSystems Institute.
    Paul's profile at UCLA "https://www.chemistry.ucla.edu/directory/weiss-paul-s/
    We discuss Paul's journey from his early days at MIT to his pioneering work with the scanning tunneling microscope. Paul shares insights into his passion for nanotechnology and how it has influenced various fields, from electronics to medicine. We also explore the challenges and opportunities in fusion energy, focusing on material science's crucial role in developing the S.M.A.R.T. 40 fusion energy generator. This episode is packed with information about the impact of nanotechnology and how innovations in material science are driving the future of fusion energy.

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    • 51 min
    Fusion's Frontiers : Dr. Gerald Kulcinski's Aneutronic Vision

    Fusion's Frontiers : Dr. Gerald Kulcinski's Aneutronic Vision

    Excited to share our latest Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast episode featuring Dr. Gerald Kulcinski, a visionary in fusion energy and a distinguished member of our team as a Board Member and Plasma Systems Engineer. With over fifty years at the helm of aneutronic fusion research, especially with helium-3, Dr. Kulcinski embodies the spirit of innovation that drives us at Kronos Fusion Energy.

    In this episode, we delve into Dr. Kulcinski's extraordinary journey, from his foundational role at the Fusion Technology Institute to his pioneering work with our Kronos S.M.A.R.T. (Superconducting Minimum-Aspect-Ratio Torus) Aneutronic Fusion Energy Generators. His insights reveal the thrilling potential of helium-3 aneutronic fusion energy, not just as a concept but as a viable source of clean, efficient power.

    A highlight of our discussion is the audacious goal of mining helium-3 from the moon within the next five years—a milestone that could redefine global energy strategies. Dr. Kulcinski takes us through the technical, logistical, and collaborative challenges of this venture and its vast implications beyond energy production, including in medicine and industry.

    This isn't just a podcast; it's an invitation to explore the future of sustainable energy through the eyes of one of its greatest advocates. Dive into a narrative that intertwines scientific breakthroughs, lunar expeditions, and the shared dream of a cleaner, more sustainable world.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Art of Innovation: Jon Greenwood's Technology Journey

    The Art of Innovation: Jon Greenwood's Technology Journey

    In this enlightening episode of the Kronos Fusion Energy Podcast, we sit down with Jon Greenwood, a trailblazer in the technology industry and the visionary CTO at Kronos Fusion Energy. Discover Jon's unique journey from artist and musician to leading the charge in fusion technology development. He shares his insights on blending creativity with technology, the evolution of software development, and the future of clean energy.
    Delve into Jon's transformative contributions to Kronos Fusion Energy and his perspective on driving innovation in fusion energy for a sustainable future. Tune in to be inspired by Jon's story of passion, creativity, and relentless pursuit of innovation.

    • 50 min

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