6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Richard Dinan

CEO. Pulsar Fusion

Speaker profile

Richard Dinan is the founder of Pulsar Fusion, a private manufacturer of nuclear fusion reactors and space propulsion engines in the UK.

Richard founded the company (Previously under Applied Fusion Systems) in 2011 and has been working on the development of fusion energy for more than 10 years. Richard has a passionate commitment and belief in the technology as a solution to many of mankind’s most pressing problems- global warming, cleaner and faster power generation, space travel, and space migration.

By researching technologies and networking with prominent academics in the field, Richard has built up a powerful team of like minded scientists who are not only committed to fusion, but want to see it fast tracked and commercialised in the private sector, through Pulsar.

Author of ‘The Fusion Age – Modern Nuclear Reactors’

Built and designed rapid prototyping facilities for European Defence and Aerospace companies, including Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and The Dubai Space Agency.

His robotics and prototyping innovations have been endorsed and showcased by the British government and were used by David Cameron to represent British innovation at Germany’s CeBit in 2014.

Guest lecturer at Imperial College to Master of Science (MSc) students, speaking on business development and rapid prototyping.

Guest lecturer at Oxford University: his lecture ‘Private Nuclear Fusion Reactors’ is available to view on YouTube.

Currently serves on the judging panel of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Richard is a Named Inventor on 11, granted US/EU/UK patents.

Pulsar Fusion

Pulsar Fusion




Wednesday 07 June


15:10 - 16:00   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Preparing for long-term sustainable space exploration missions

Neil Rae

Head of Space,

Professor Sir Martin Sweeting OBE

Executive Chairman

Matthew Harris

Space Focus Area Lead,

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Special Advisor for Political Affairs,
European Space Agency (ESA)

Dr Thomas Clayson

CEO and Co-founder,

Richard Dinan

Pulsar Fusion

Trudy Kortes

Director of Technology Demonstrations,
NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate