Dr. George Miley

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Dr. George Miley

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Title: Full Interview With Dr. George Miley

Length: 31 minutes

Summary: Dr. George Miley is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois.  George has devoted his career to finding breakthroughs in fusion research.  Over the past five decades, he has worked on wide variety of approaches.  Dr. Miley is most proud of his support for more than fifty doctoral candidates while at the University of Illinois.  Our interview touches on a diverse set of topics, including: fission pumped lasers, Russian espionage, inertial confinement fusion, field reversed configurations, basic plasma theory and direct conversion.  Dr. Miley was also nice enough to share personal stories about other famous fusion researchers.  His current research is focused on an inertial electrostatic based space engine.  Dr. Miley got his BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology and received a Doctorate and Masters from the University of Michigan in 1959.  He met his wife Liz at Michigan and they live together in Illinois.

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