Build Renewable Energy, Unlimited Low-cost Power - QC-262

Desired discipline(s): Aerospace studies, Engineering, Engineering - computer / electrical, Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Physics / Astronomy, Natural Sciences
Company: Fuse
Project Length: Longer than 1 year
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Language requirement: EnglishFlexible
Location(s): Montreal, QC, Canada; Canada; Canada; Canada; Canada
No. of positions: 13

About the company: 

Fuse Energy Technologies is an alternative fusion research company with a goal to achieve net energy gain from fusion and to make it comercially viable. Fusion research has largely been the domain of research institutions with long development cyles in the order of decades and high costs reaching the tens of billions of dollars.

Our mission is to create abundance through clean fusion energy. Our favorite fusion method is the one that works! We are creating the ultimate environment to release your creative genius. We are here to build and fail until we've found the way that works. We aren't focused on a single method. Our culture of yes embraces an agile, fail fast approach. At Fuse, you will always hear "Yes, let's do it."   We are running dozens of experiments. Our super-passionate mix of physicists, engineers, and makers are here to change the world. Whether you are a theoretical physicist or a materials scientist, if you are an A Team player that believes you can contribute to making fusion a reality, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for leading-edge reseachers working in atomic particle theory, PIC and MHD Multiphysics modeling and simulation, and electromagnetic measurement in plasma.

Please describe the project.: 

Unlike other fusion companies, Fuse is not commited to a pre-determined path, but is pursuing multiple alternative approaches and mitigates risk by putting time and resources toward solutions having the most success and eliminates those that do not show promise. We are looking for talent that is flexible and can move between, and work on, multiple projects. One project that is enjoying internal success is Magical Unicorn.

Project : Magical Unicorn

Magical Unicorn uses a compact sheared flow Z-pinch machine to generate stable high temperature plasma without the use of large expensive magnets. An innovative improvement to the successful approach at the University of Washington will allow Fuse to increase the neutron production by orders of magnitude and chart a clear path towards ignition and net energy gain.

We have 13 research internships open and are looking to add talent at a rate of 2 positions per month.

We have positions open for Postdocs, but will consider Master's and PhD students. Positions are for a minimum of 6 months, but can go on for up to 3 years, with the possibility of full time positions.


Required expertise/skills: 

We are seeking researchers working in the following disciplines:

Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Aerospace, Fluid Dynamics, Electrical Engineering. Materials Engineering, Engineering Math, Engineering Physics.