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About Us

What kind of world do you want?

Hello, I'm Melanie, Founder of Fusion Energy Insights.


I have a vision of the world with abundant clean energy. For everyone.


A decarbonised energy system - a mix of renewables, firm fusion and clean fuels.


I want to see fusion energy on the grid, generating hydrogen or powering industry within 20 years, preferably sooner.


With a PhD in plasma physics, a flair for communications and almost 20 years experience across public and private fusion, I can help take people from clueless about fusion to understanding the impact it could have on their lives and business.


That’s why I created a space where professionals who recognise the huge transformative potential of fusion can find out about fusion and commercialisation, stay informed and up-to-date, and meet others in the community who can help them achieve their goals.


We will be a community driving towards, and profiting from, fusion energy. And I want to extend this invitation to you.


I want you to be part of this.


Together we can build a new world.

WHAT is Fusion Energy Insights?

  • A membership to help you keep up to date with developments and commercialisation considerations in the growing fusion industry

HOW do we serve you?

  • Expert insights

  • Member networking

  • Industry updates

  • WHY do we do it?

  • We believe fusion energy will be transformational for our world. Together we can profit from the creation of a new and brighter future for everyone.

  • Meet our Advisory Board!

    Charles Cameron, PhD

    From 35 years of professional experience in the energy industry, specialising in commercial technology development, Charles has hands on experience in technology from market analysis, economics, intellectual property and R&D, to making in-field technical service easier and less costly. He has over a decade of executive management experience with FTSE100 companies and has previously worked for Centrica plc, BP plc and IFPEN (Institut Français du Pétrole et Energies Nouvelles).


    He has had the enjoyable experience of building a tech driven team from a clean sheet of paper for mobility and home energy management including intellectual property, quality assurance, venturing, marketing, hardware/software tech stacks, props and business development. His focus has been on carbon neutral solutions for home energy needs.


    Today, he serves as a consultant and advisor to companies ranging from small start-ups to large multi-national investors. He has extensive start-up exposure as a NED, advisor and venture chairman from e-business to low-carbon technologies and IOT software solutions.


    Charles has a Ph.D in Chemistry (Inorganic) from Purdue University and an Executive education from INSEAD.

    Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson is an Energy Innovation Program Consultant at Arizona Public Service, a medium-sized US power utility. Heather and her team assess new energy technologies for their ability to help APS reliably and affordably deliver clean energy to customers across Arizona.


    During her 15-year career in energy, Heather has worked in every aspect of power generation, from plant design, construction, operation, and maintenance through decommissioning. In addition to her current role, Heather has 5 years of experience in start-up leadership, 10 years as a physicist in nuclear power, and two years as a business planner and strategist on the nuclear side of APS’s business.


    Heather’s educational background is in science, engineering and business, including physics, math, chemistry, nuclear engineering, innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing. She has a BS in Physics from Mercer University and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Her tiny claim to fame in fusion is having worked as an intern in magnetic target fusion at Los Alamos National Lab, where she built a robot to detect fusion plasma leaks in magnetic containment fields.

    Heather Jackson

    Heather Jackson is an Energy Innovation Program Consultant at Arizona Public Service, a medium-sized US power utility. Heather and her team assess new energy technologies for their ability to help APS reliably and affordably deliver clean energy to customers across Arizona.


    During her 15-year career in energy, Heather has worked in every aspect of power generation, from plant design, construction, operation, and maintenance through decommissioning. In addition to her current role, Heather has 5 years of experience in start-up leadership, 10 years as a physicist in nuclear power, and two years as a business planner and strategist on the nuclear side of APS’s business.


    Heather’s educational background is in science, engineering and business, including physics, math, chemistry, nuclear engineering, innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing. She has a BS in Physics from Mercer University and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Her tiny claim to fame in fusion is having worked as an intern in magnetic target fusion at Los Alamos National Lab, where she built a robot to detect fusion plasma leaks in magnetic containment fields.

    Joshua Kennedy-White

    Joshua Kennedy-White is a business strategist who has enjoyed an exciting 25-year career driving innovation in security and technology across numerous industries from infrastructure and construction, finance and investment to cyber and national security.


    With a background in media, information technology, defence and finance, Joshua has consulted to a wide range of public and private sector organisations for over a decade, including as a political advisor to the Australian Federal Government and as Managing Director for Accenture Security, responsible for growing the Security Practice across the Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East from US$40m to US$650m in less than three years.


    Josh brings experience at every stage of the investment cycle, having led numerous mergers, acquisitions and investments. He holds Directorships in Australia, the UK, Ireland and Saudi Arabia, and advisory roles in Winton Ventures and Tokamak Energy, a leading fusion energy company. Additionally, Josh plays a hands-on role with portfolio companies in DivisionX Global - a ‘venture catalyst’ firm that helps early-stage tech start-ups.


    Josh holds a First Class Honours Degree in International Relations from the University of Adelaide and the College of William & Mary (USA).

    Scott Hsu

    Scott Hsu is a Senior Advisor and Lead Fusion Coordinator in the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Innovation at the U.S. Department of Energy, leading and coordinating an “all-of-DOE” approach to accelerate fusion energy RD&D in partnership with the private sector.

    Scott's background is a plasma and fusion researcher who has built, led, and conducted laboratory experiments at the intersection of fundamental and high-energy-density plasma physics, innovative fusion concept exploration, inertial fusion, and astrophysically relevant plasmas.


    From 2018 to 2022, Scott was Program Director at ARPA-E of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), leading and managing its fusion-energy programs (on leave from Los Alamos National Laboratory).


    Scott is the author or co-author of 80+ publications in plasma and fusion science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a co-recipient of the 2002 APS Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research, and a former science advisor for the fusion venture fund Strong Atomics. Scott earned a B.S. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences (Program in Plasma Physics) from Princeton University. 

    Scott Hsu

    Scott Hsu is a Senior Advisor and Lead Fusion Coordinator in the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Innovation at the U.S. Department of Energy, leading and coordinating an “all-of-DOE” approach to accelerate fusion energy RD&D in partnership with the private sector.

    Scott's background is a plasma and fusion researcher who has built, led, and conducted laboratory experiments at the intersection of fundamental and high-energy-density plasma physics, innovative fusion concept exploration, inertial fusion, and astrophysically relevant plasmas.


    From 2018 to 2022, Scott was Program Director at ARPA-E of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), leading and managing its fusion-energy programs (on leave from Los Alamos National Laboratory).


    Scott is the author or co-author of 80+ publications in plasma and fusion science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a co-recipient of the 2002 APS Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research, and a former science advisor for the fusion venture fund Strong Atomics. Scott earned a B.S. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences (Program in Plasma Physics) from Princeton University. 

    Oliver Dunn

    Oliver Dunn is Global Head of M&A at Prax. He is an experienced senior energy M&A practitioner and private equity investor with a wide range of transaction and asset management experience across the global energy space spanning upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, renewable energy, energy transition/decarbonisation and related subsectors.


    Through his roles at EY and HitecVision he has a strong track record of advising and/or partnering with national and international oil and gas companies, infrastructure investors, private equity and governments.


    Oliver has a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol.