Dr. Artem Smirnov is an expert on charged particle beams, plasma sources, diagnostics, innovative confinement concepts, and electric propulsion. He joined Tri Alpha Energy in 2006 to lead the development of neutral beams, fast ion diagnostics, and plasma stabilization techniques. He is now responsible for long-term R&D efforts and strategic partnerships and communication. He holds several technology patents and has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Smirnov holds a Ph.D. in plasma physics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.