Bob Mumgaard PhD '15
CEO and Co-Founder
- Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Bob Mumgaard is CEO and co-founder of Commonwealth Fusion Systems. As CEO, Bob leads the strategic vision for the company.
Bob received his PhD in plasma physics at MIT, focusing his work on Alcator C-Mod and 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.
As an MIT fellow, Bob focused on how entrepreneurship, risk-retirement strategies, and partnerships could increase the speed of fusion from laboratory to market. His work has focused on strategies to leverage the collaboration of private finance and traditional academic resources to speed the path to commercial fusion energy.