Expertise: fusion energy, private and public funding, high-technology startups, applied R&D, project management
Randall Volberg is the Director of the Fusion Consortium, a partner non-profit public outreach organization and member of the American Fusion Project.
The American Fusion Project (AFP) recognizes the transformative impact that fusion power will have on the energy, economic, and environmental security of the nation and seeks to engender national support and enthusiasm for fusion at the levels experienced with the Apollo moon program in the 1960s. The US fusion R&D community has made tremendous strides, but increased funding is required to continue development and reach commercialization. AFP advocates for a robust commitment to fusion at the highest levels of government and private sector to competitively establish this emerging industry within America for global export.
Randall participates in AFP program planning and execution within four operational areas:
advising on key legislation, government program design, stakeholder convening, and media relations. Randall has been an advocate for fusion since he wrote a class report on advanced energy in Grade 3 and went on to build a working benchtop fusion reactor while in college. He has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and R&D experience with high technology startups he led from concept to acquisition. Randall has cultivated an extensive network of relationships impacting fusion within government, private and public fusion projects, energy utilities, advocacy groups, venture capital, national labs, and academia.
Randall is a certified Project Management Professional from Caltech and the Project Management Institute.