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Aug 1, 2015 10:53 AM ET

Proton Scientific Fusion Power is the only sustainable future – we develop it.

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 1, 2015

The mission of Proton Scientific is to develop a commercial process that produces clean and affordable fusion power that will meet global energy demands in the 21st century and beyond.



Our company, Proton Scientific, Inc. was established in 2012 acquiring patented, fusion-grade device and technology from our European partner for further development and commercialization in the USA and worldwide. We pursue our mission by conducting laboratory experiments and advanced computer simulations based on the theory that super-concentrated electron energy beams can create the conditions needed for fusion to occur. Our “Thunderbird” device is a pulsed-power generator capable of producing a concentrated power burst equal to 12 billion watts. In the next five years we will control and optimize the process to initiate a self-sustaining fusion reaction. We envision using our technology to create a commercial power plant to provide low-cost, clean energy to the world.


Product/Service Details

Fusion power is the only sustainable future of our Planet.  It is projected that the humanity will either prosper using unlimited fusion energy also controlling its population growth, or will end up in global poverty, overpopulated,  with depleted energy resources.  Either of these scenarios will happen sooner that we think.  Our grandchildren may not enjoy our prosperity unless we act and develop Fusion Power already now. 


Traction & Accomplishments




Proton 21 Electrodynamic Laboratory in Kiev, Ukraine with a team of more than 50 scientists, engineers, and supporting staff coming from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev National University, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, and other R&D organizations of Kiev and Kharkiv lead by Dr. Stanislav Adamenko conducts unique research in plasma physics using their patented electron-beam generators accomplishing extremely high power compression in solid-state targets. High-energy protons, alpha particles and products of transmutations are registered in tens of thousands of experiments. Seminar at the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is given. Technological improvements continue.


November: Proton Scientific, Inc. is established in Champaign, IL to further develop and commercialize the technology for fusion energy production in the United States. Proton 21 started assembly and testing of the upgraded pulsed power device, classification name IVR-3, for transfer to Proton Scientific.


Proton Scientific moves into its new 5000 sq. ft. facility in Urbana, IL. All exclusive intellectual property rights of Proton 21, including full ownership of granted and pending patents are transferred to Proton Scientific. A team of world class specialists is hired. Infrastructure preparation work begins to accommodate IVR-3 pulsed power device, including acquisition and adaptation of advanced US-made advanced components.


The pulsed electron beam generator constructed in Kiev arrives at our Urbana, IL facility. The device, originally called IVR-3, undergoes initial installation and testing by a joint effort between Proton-21 and Proton Scientific teams. At the end of the year, our pulsed power generator, now called “Thunderbird”, becomes operational. Device characterization begins.

Where we are now:

First R&D experiments begin to measure, modify and characterize the pulse forming and target performance. Plasma diagnostic tools including x-ray detection and neutron measurement are undergoing implementation.



Continuing plasma characterization through enhanced diagnostics and modelling to learn how to control and optimize plasma and target parameters.


Development of the energy production prototype, including cryogenic targets will begin. Validation tests will be conducted toward conceptual development of a scaled-up prototype to achieve fusion burn (net energy gain).


Assembly and testing of key components and subsystems of the energy production prototype.


Full assembly and testing of the energy production prototype. Conceptual design of the power plant.

End Goal:

Developing and building a full-scale, commercial power plant.


How We’re Different

Proton Scientific’s patented pulsed-power generator can produce a burst of power strong enough to achieve fusion.
Our pulsed-power generator, nicknamed “Thunderbird,” can create a super-concentrated burst of power strong enough to create the conditions necessary for fusion to occur. These power bursts are focused on microscopic targets via an electron beam, and our initial tests of Thunderbird indicate the device can produce more than 12 billion watts of power.  This enormous power invested into such a small volume using only a minimal amount of hardware revolutionizes the whole approach to fusion power generation.
The design and efficiency of Thunderbird allow us to move forward very fast on the path toward creating a commercially viable power generator that produces energy via fusion.




Dmitri Novikov – President/ CEO



Dmitri Novikov received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with emphasis on microscopy techniques for R&D applications. His expertise includes hands-on basic research as well as managing R&D and research facilities. Dmitri worked as research associate at the Illinois Natural History Survey, then director of Microscopy Facility, University of Illinois, and prior to joining Proton Scientific, as research assistant professor and director of Advanced Imaging Core at The University of Chicago. Dmitri initiated and oversaw transition of the device and technology from the European laboratory of its origin to the pulsed power facility of Proton Scientific in Urbana, IL.


Andrey Esaulov – Principal Physicist



Andrey Esaulov received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia, working among other projects on magnetohydrodynamics plasma modeling and the theory of Plasma Opening Switches. He worked as research fellow and senior research fellow at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP) combining his research work with administrative work as associate head of the Department of Fusion Problems and Astrophysics at ITEP. Andrey worked as a visiting scholar for the Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Santiago, Chile, and the Laboratory for Plasma Astrophysics, Toyama University, Japan. Prior to joining Proton Scientific, Andrey worked for more than a decade at the Department of Physics at the University of Nevada Reno as a visiting scholar, research assistant professor and research associate professor. His research focused on the high energy density plasma and inertial confinement fusion applications at the Nevada Terawatt Facility, Reno, Nevada, collaborating on wire array z-pinch study with Sandia National Laboratories. At Proton Scientific, Andrey is leading pulsed power fusion R&D.


Aly Bassuney – Sr. Electrical and Electronics Engineer



Aly holds his M.S. from Assuit University, Egypt, with the specialty in electronic circuits and semiconductors. Aly has more than 30 years’ experience in electrical engineering, including more than two decades work on defense industry projects. His expertise ranges from design and testing of individual circuits and components to the overall design, assembly, optimization and turn-key implementation of complex RF and pulsed power devices including systems of their diagnostics, control and automation. Aly worked as electrical engineer then senior radar engineer and later as head of Radar Department for defense employers in Egypt. He continued his career in the USA as electronics systems engineer for Motorola Communication Systems in Boise, Idaho, and then as electronics and radar engineer for Northrop Grumman, Inc. and General Dynamics IT. At Proton Scientific, Aly oversees the pulsed power device enhancement, optimization and control.


George Miley – Director of Scientific Advisory Board



Dr. Miley (Ph.D. Nuclear/Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan) is professor of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, also founder and President of NPL Associates, Inc., a federally funded research company. He is internationally recognized for his research contributions in various areas of nuclear energy ranging from fusion science and technology to radiation sources and direct radiation energy conversion. Dr. Miley is a Fellow member of the ANS, APS, and IEEE, and Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He received a variety of awards for research including the Preparata Medal 2006-2007 for his pioneering research in condensed matter nuclear science, 2006 Integrity in Research Award for fusion research, 2004 ANS Radiation and Isotopes Research Award, 2003 IEEE Fusion Technology Award, 1996 Edward Teller Medal for ICF research, and the 1993 ANS Fusion Energy Achievement Award. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and has held a senior NATO Fellowship. He is the immediate past Chairperson of the ANS Isotopes and Radiation Division and prior chairperson of the ANS Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Group. In addition, Dr. Miley is the founding editor of the ANS Journal, Fusion Science and Technology and emeritus editor of two Cambridge University Press journals: Laser and Particle Beams, and Journal of Plasma Physics. We are very honored and fortunate to benefit from Professor Miley’s continued inputs in R&D and optimization of our pulsed power fusion grade device.

Contact Information:

Dmitri Novikov
Andrey Esaulov
Aly Bassuney
George Miley

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