University of Texas
David E. Baldwin



David E. Baldwin

David E. Baldwini


Dr. Baldwin received his B.S. and Ph.D. in plasma physics from MIT in 1958 and 1962, respectively. From 1962 to 1970 he held research and faculty positions at Stanford University, Culham Laboratory (England), and Yale University. In 1970 he joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as a theoretical plasma physicist for Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE) and in 1986 became a Laboratory Associate Director for MFE. In 1988 he was named Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He returned to LLNL in 1991 as Associate Director for Energy. From 1995 to 2007, he held the position of Senior Vice-President, Energy Group, General Atomics (GA) in San Diego. In 2008 he joined SunLight Power, Inc., a new firm dedicated to advanced thermal energy storage and recovery, with application to concentrated solar power and to wind power, first as Chief Technology Officer and later as Chief Operations Officer.

Specialties: Theoretical high-temperature plasma and fusion physics;
Concentrated Solar Power thermal storage;
Scientific/technical strategic planning and management


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