Russ Wilcox, former CEO of E Ink and co-founder of Transatomic Power, says “The nuclear industry knows it’s in trouble, it’s not quite sure what to do, and it’s just trying to survive for the moment. It’s a fabulous time to do a leapfrog move.” He further clarifies this in the video “A Defining Moment for Choosing his Next Venture”.
Transatomic Power is here to transform the nuclear industry.
Transatomic Power is here to transform the nuclear industry. They won the ARPA-E 'Future Energy Investor Feedback Forum' at the 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. Leslie Dewan, one of their co-founders, has been chosen as one of the '30 under 30' of the young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs by Forbes. They have announced an impressive Advisory Board and presented the “Future of Nuclear Power” at TED
Russ Wilcox Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Russ Wilcox was previously CEO of E Ink Corporation, a company he co-founded in 1997 to commercialize electronic paper materials invented at the MIT Media Lab.
E Ink conducted ground-breaking research, scaled up manufacturing in the United States, and shipped tens of millions of displays for the Amazon Kindle, SONY Reader, B&N Nook and other devices. This transformed the publishing industry and led to the sale of the company for $450 million in 2009.
Leslie DewanCo-founder, Chief Science Officer
Leslie Dewan graduated from MIT in 2007 with S.B. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. She has a plan to power the entire United States, with zero carbon emissions, for the next 100 years while simultaneously getting rid of our mountains of nuclear waste.
She was named as one of the '30 under 30 young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs' by Forbes.
Mark MassieCo-founder, Chief Technology Officer
Mark Massie has an S.M. degree in nuclear science and engineering from MIT, and an S.B. degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has worked at TerraPower (a Bill Gates start-up) in Bellevue, WA, where he developed and implemented a method for calculating high-fidelity fuel compositions in travelling wave reactors. He has also worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he developed code for analyzing sodium fast reactors. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, specializing in nuclear reactor core design.
Dr. Todd Allen - Scientific Director for the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility - Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Michael Corradini - president - American Nuclear society
Dr. Ken Czerwinski – Director - UNLV Radiochemistry Program
Dr. Benoit Forget - Assistant Professor – MIT
Dr. Jess Gehin - Senior Program Manager - Nuclear Technology Programs Office at ORNL
Dr. Richard Lester - Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering – MIT
Dr. Regis Matzie – former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer - Westinghouse Electric Company
Now there are three molten salt based companies in the U.S. alone. Flibe Energy from Alabama, Transatomic Power in Massachusetts and the to-be-announced Taylor Wilson -reactor presented at TED 2013 in California.
Will the Mid, East or West of U.S. have the resources required to win the race to the market or will there be other competitors?
30 under 30, the young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs by Forbes
Transatomic Power Adds Atomic Technology Leaders to Advisory Board, Yahooo! News