Daniel Dudt
Daniel Dudt PhD candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University
Bucknell University, 2017, B.S. Mechanical Engineering

"The complexity of energy and climate issues have interested me from an early age, and starting in my first semester of college I chose to focus on the Grand Challenge to provide energy from fusion.  Through the guidance of the GCSP I was able to study renewable energy in Iceland and New Zealand, conduct fusion research in both academia and industry, and explore a multidisciplinary curriculum.  These memorable learning experiences motivated me to pursue a graduate degree, and I am continuing to research fusion energy as a PhD candidate at Princeton University.  The program also taught me the value of cooperating with other disciplines, and in addition to my technical work I enjoy participating in conversations to help shape energy policy."