Danielle Fong

alternative energy, battery technology, electricity, energy, featured, solar power, Sustainability, thermodynamics, thiel fellow




Danielle is the co-founder and chief scientist of LightSail Energy, a manufacturer of inexpensive and efficient energy storage systems. LightSail makes use of the waste heat generated by mechanical air compression by storing it in a dense spray of water, ready for reconversion at any time. Danielle is responsible for the core thermodynamic innovation of the system.

Named the Energy Standout in the 2011 Forbes' 30 Under 30 and elected as a mentor at the Thiel Fellowship in 2012, Danielle graduated with combined honors in physics and computer science from Dalhousie University and started her PhD at the age of 17 at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.