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Danielle Fong

Danielle Fong, Crown Princess at The Boring Company is Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at LightSail Energy.
 
Since receiving $37.3 million in funding, LightSail Energy has been developing a breakthrough energy storage technology. View her patent on a Compressed air energy storage system using two-phase flow to facilitate heat exchange.
 
Danielle has been widely featured for her ideas and talent: MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, Forbes 30 Under 30, and TIME 30 Under 30. She has spoken on clean energy in front of the United Nations 2012 High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council and at TEDxCERN, Energy storage under pressure | Danielle Fong | TEDxCERN.
 
A grade 7 drop-out, she enrolled in Dalhousie University at the age of 12 in 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science in 2005, graduating with First Class Honors and a university medal. That year she began her Ph.D. in Plasma Physics at Princeton University. In 2007, she went on leave from the program after realizing Plasma Physics was a far-off concern, whereas she wanted to focus on the near-future.
 
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