Richard is the founder of Applied Fusion Systems, a private manufacturer of nuclear fusion reactors in the UK and author of
‘The Fusion Age - Modern Nuclear Reactors’ book.
Richard retains an interest in a number of other technology businesses. His companies have built and designed rapid prototyping facilities for European Defense and Aerospace companies including Airbus, Jaguar-Range Rover and The Dubai Space Agency. His robotics and prototyping innovations have been endorsed and showcased by the British Government and have been used to represent British innovation by David Cameron in Germany in 2014.
Richard has been a guest lecturer at Imperial College to their (MSc) - Master of Science students on Business development and rapid prototyping.
Richard has been a guest lecturer at Oxford University - On his filmed lecture - ‘Private Nuclear Fusion Reactors’ available on YouTube.
He currently serves on the judging panel of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
The rise of the nuclear entrepreneur
Over the last five years, there have been many nuclear fusion start-ups, despite the technology being around for over 70 years. What has changed?” What do people see that is prompting an exponential entrepreneurial interest in nuclear fusion. Is fusion doomed to be ‘the energy source of tomorrow that always will be’ or are we about see one of the largest movements of capital out of the energy markets from coal and fission to nuclear fusion?