The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will expand an entrepreneurship “lunch and learn” program pioneered at PPPL last year and appoint mentors to help and encourage potential entrepreneurs in the Laboratory through two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects totaling $70,000 awarded to PPPL’s Technology Transfer Office.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory physicist Sam Cohen will receive funding from a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to his collaborator to upgrade and operate his Princeton Field Reversed Configuration device, the PFRC-2. The data produced could allow the design of future devices that might one day be used as a portable generator.
Cohen will receive $700,000 from a $1.25 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to Princeton Fusion Systems, which is working with Cohen on development of the device.
A day-long Technology Showcase spotlighting the unique research, technical expertise, and inventions that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory offers to collaborators and funders attracted a wide range of potential partners.
The Dec. 18 event highlighted several PPPL inventions and cutting-edge technologies. These included low-temperature plasma research and applications such as plasma nanosynthesis, the production of nanoparticles with plasma, as well as PPPL’s engineering capabilities in areas such as machine learning and computer simulations.
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