Apr 9, 2022
Priyanca Ford, an influential leader in fusion energy, has devoted her life to transforming the global energy landscape by harnessing the power of clean, unlimited fusion energy for future generations. As the Founder and Executive Board Member of Kronos Fusion Energy Incorporated, she is driven by her unwavering passion for sustainable energy, which began during her childhood in India.
Armed with an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School and a strong background in mathematics, product management, and large data set structuring, Priyanca possesses the expertise and knowledge necessary to pioneer groundbreaking fusion energy technologies. Her fascination with fusion energy was sparked during her time at Edison International, where she led end-to-end energy simulations that resulted in a revolutionary new world ERP system for smarter grid and advanced smart meter technology.
With over 17 years of experience in diverse industries, Priyanca has consistently driven monetization through sophisticated statistical algorithms and predictive modeling, working alongside cutting-edge technology companies. Her skillset includes product development, statistical data analysis, machine learning, and managing executive team priorities. In her strategic decision-making, Priyanca adeptly applies game theory concepts, market positioning, product management, M&A experience, data and process analysis, and business intelligence.
Born in Bangalore, India, Priyanca Ford's dream of revolutionizing the world's power generation landscape began at the tender age of 7. As the Founder and Executive Board Member of Kronos Fusion Energy Incorporated, she is driven by an unwavering passion for sustainable energy, a passion that fueled her journey from India to the United States at the age of 13.
With an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School and a strong background in mathematics, product management, and large data set structuring, Priyanca has the expertise and knowledge to pioneer groundbreaking fusion energy technologies. Her fascination with fusion energy was sparked at Edison International, where she led end-to-end energy simulations that resulted in a revolutionary new world ERP system for smarter grid and advanced smart meter technology.
Throughout her 17-year career, Priyanca has worked alongside cutting-edge technology companies, consistently driving monetization through sophisticated statistical algorithms and predictive modeling. Her skillset includes product development, statistical data analysis, machine learning, and managing executive team priorities. In her strategic decision-making, she adeptly applies game theory concepts, market positioning, product management, M&A experience, data and process analysis, and business intelligence.
Priyanca has held various positions at high-profile companies such as Samsung Electronics, The Walt Disney Company, Live Nation Entertainment/Ticketmaster, and Deloitte Consulting. She has also served as a C-suite analytics and product strategy consultant for numerous companies, including fusion energy research ventures and Southern California Edison.
Her unrivaled dedication, expertise, and leadership make her the perfect candidate to spearhead Kronos Fusion Energy's mission for sustainable and commercial Aneutronic Q40. Under her guidance, the company is poised to make significant strides in fusion energy technology, ultimately contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable future for our planet.
Fusion energy, often considered the "holy grail" of energy production, offers numerous advantages, including abundant fuel supply, zero greenhouse gas emissions, inherent safety, high energy density, minimal radioactive waste production, and limited weapons proliferation risk. However, challenges remain in achieving the necessary conditions for sustained fusion reactions, maintaining plasma stability, and developing materials capable of withstanding harsh fusion reactor conditions.
Kronos Fusion Energy is dedicated to overcoming these challenges by incorporating the best ideas from historical fusion research worldwide, along with technical innovations and AI+ML. The company's S.M.A.R.T. 40 torus aims to demonstrate high confinement efficiency with increased "beta" values, reaching up to 40% in the future. Innovations under development at Kronos Fusion Energy are critical for meeting performance objectives and maintaining their ambitious timeline to produce commercial Fusion Energy Generators by 2036.
To enable rapid and sustained long-term commercialization of Kronos S.M.A.R.T. 40 fusion energy generators, the company is researching and planning to build an accelerator-driven system (ADS) for industrial-scale tritium production. An ADS can efficiently produce large amounts of tritium in a relatively short time without generating long-lived radioactive waste and can be adjusted to produce tritium at the desired rate and purity. One unique advantage of the proposed ADS tritium breeding facility is its ability to supply its own energy through the transmutation of nuclear waste, reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Fusion energy is a vital technology with the potential to supplement and eventually replace traditional power generation methods with environmentally friendly and sustainable energy sources. Achieving energy independence is a critical issue encompassing national security, economic stability, and environmental sustainability. Through the pioneering work of Kronos Fusion Energy and Priyanca Ford's exceptional leadership, the company is poised to make significant contributions to the global energy landscape
"I believe it is our responsibility to ensure that we leave behind a cleaner, more sustainable Earth for our children, their children, and generations to come. Fusion energy holds the key to unlocking unlimited, clean power that can transform the way we generate electricity, while significantly reducing our environmental footprint. By harnessing the immense potential of fusion energy, we have the opportunity to create a brighter future for our planet, and most importantly, secure a healthier, greener world for our daughter's generation and beyond." - Priyanca Ford, Founder of Kronos Fusion Energy