About Us

Our Team

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Ryan Wood


Mr. Ryan Wood began investigating this technology approach in 2014. Kopp and Wood formed Electric Fusion Systems to bring this technology forward, leveraging our joint synthesis and insights into practical fusion energy products. He has direct experience in energy conservation and is very familiar with how utilities run their business from both the electric supply and demand sides. He has built and sold products to utilities that have even in one case been given away by utilities to their customers for free because they were so effective at reducing energy demand.

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Kenneth Kopp


Mr. Ken Kopp is a nuclear scientist and systems engineer and began his independent efforts in 1990 around fusion fuel with electric arcs in pressurized systems. Mr. Kopp is the key contributor to the fusion breakthrough. Ken has over 50 years practical engineering; electromagnetic, electronics, physics, complex computing and 30 years research and experience in fusion energy. His self-funded and secret work has yielded EFS’ patent-pending novel and practical Light Element Electric Fusion (LEEF) fusion reactor based electricity generating technology.

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Dr. Francis Tanzella

Sr. Scientist

Dr. Tanzella is an energy research professional for the development of alternative energy production, optimization, and utilization. Widely recognized as a leader in the international low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) field. He spent 32-years as a Sr. Scientist at SRI International with decades of energy device measurement and optimization experience. His efforts will bring a wealth of insights for our reactor design and optimization.


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Dr. Chiping Chen

Sr. Scientist

Dr. Chen has more than 30 years’ experience in scientific research in the fields of charged-particle beams, accelerators, coherent radiation generation, statistical physics, plasma physics, fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and scientific computing. Dr. Chen’s scientific discoveries and inventions have established the foundations for discussions, subsections, or sections in at least 6 textbooks covering wide fields ranging from nonlinear dynamics, to coherent radiation sources, to particle beams and accelerators, and to optics. His inventions have resulted in more $100M in angel and venture capital investments for further research, development, and commercialization.

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Larry Lemke

Sr. Scientist

Lawrence Lemke, BS., MS., Ing. is an aerospace engineer with a background in nuclear and high-energy physics research.  He had a 35 year career as a NASA employee at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. designing advanced aerospace mission concepts and developing advanced technology.  In this capacity he served as a subject matter expert on space and planetary surface nuclear power studies for the Administrator’s Program Analysis and Evaluation office. He will support the CTO on nuclear physics and engineering analyses and on laboratory research programs.

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Chris Eckman


Mr. Chris Eckman has a background in Physics with emphasis on accelerator physics, math, and programming. He developed programs utilized at Stanford Linear Accelerator System (SLAC) for accelerator operation. He has a proven track-record of managing diverse teams and developing, programming, and implementing complex projects across varied platforms and settings – from industrial warehouses to particle accelerators, LiDAR point clouds to electrical component testing and can do in a company, lab, out in the field, and in the classroom.