Meet

OurTeam

The Energy Impact Center is a DC based research institute focused on Deep Decarbonization.

Founded in 2017 by robotics pioneer Bret Kugelmass, the EIC analyzes and supports the solution set of tools which are able to reverse climate change.

Since inception, our rapidly growing team boasts a state of the art media arm, top engineering and economic experts, and global researchers. 
 

Our Thesis:

(1) Emissions must go net negative by 2040, globally across all energy sectors. (2) The only way to do this is to produce energy inexpensive enough to make carbon negative fuels that compete with fossil fuels on a global market without tax or subsidy. (3) The only energy source that can produce carbon negative fuels matching cost, deployment, and timeline constraints is nuclear fission. (4) Nuclear fission is currently ten times as expensive as it should be. (5) We must identify the cost drivers of Nuclear Energy from a reactor agnostic, techno-economic analysis in order to redefine the requirements for nuclear power production.

 
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Bret Kugelmass

Managing Director

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Josh Tolbert

VP, Engineering

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Adam Zuckerman

VP, Business Development

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Michelle Brechtelsbauer

Director, Stakeholder Relations

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Mark Johnson

Director, Technology

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Josh Mesner

Operations Manager

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John Saunders

Mechanical Engineer

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Michael Beckert

Multi-Physics Engineer

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Mitch Costley

Electrical Engineer

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Mark Blomstrom

Building Info. Management

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Jim Brown

Project Management

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Colin McConville

Architect

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Biren Patel

Substation Engineer

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Jim Menge

Health Physicist

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Andrew Hummel

Neutronics

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Taj Bahadori

Civil Engineer

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Barry Liss

Chemical Engineer

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Dan Sampson

Secondary Water Chemistry

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Olu Olajide

Podcast Host

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Jadwiga Najder

Podcast Host

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Daron Christopher

Technical Writing

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Erin Keogh

Media Writer

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Henrique Rossatto

Graphic Design

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Miguel Oliveira

Audio Editing

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Charlie Chesney

Show Notes QA

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Azra Rasid

South East Asia Research

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Juan Padin

Animation Editing

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Valeria Garcia

Web UX Design

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Timothy Mwangi

Eastern Africa Research

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Olga Kens

Central Europe Research

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Beatriz Llerena

Western Europe Research

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Godwin Enebeli

Western Africa Research

ADVISORS

Todd Allen

Energy Innovation & Engagement 

Chair and Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan

Jess Gehin

Nuclear Science & Technology
 

Chief Scientist, Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate at Idaho National Laboratory

Jeff Merrifield

International Regulation

Energy Section Leader and Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Shane Johnson

Nuclear Research and Development

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology Innovation, DOE

Amy Roma

Nuclear Export Law

Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP

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