Michl Binderbauer is Chief Executive Officer of TAE Technologies and co-inventor of many of the company’s technological advances in fusion energy, power management, and particle accelerators.
TAE was founded to create a completely safe, sustainable, non-radioactive source of nuclear energy, capable of powering the planet for centuries. Over the last two decades, Michl has evolved TAE into an industry leader in the field of fusion and expanded the company’s technology portfolio to now include power management solutions for electric mobility, grid storage and efficiency, and more.
Michl spearheaded a partnership with Google to apply machine learning and AI technology to fusion research. In 2014, TAE and Google jointly developed the Optometrist Algorithm, which dramatically accelerated TAE’s technological advances by combining human and computer intelligence to exponentiate the efficiency of TAE’s development program.
From 2015-2017, drawing upon his previous experience in healthcare and infection control startups in both Europe and the United States, Michl guided the development of TAE’s first subsidiary, TAE Life Sciences. TAE Life Sciences is a medical startup that leverages TAE’s patented particle beam technology for a promising cancer treatment that selectively targets tumor cells while sparing healthy tissue. Michl sits on the Board of Directors of TAE Life Sciences.
Michl holds well over 100 U.S. and international technology patents. He has published many papers in the world’s leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Science, Physical Review Letters, Nature Communications, and more. He has been featured in Time, the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, and PBS NewsHour. Michl is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Physical Society. He is a recipient of UC Irvine’s prestigious Lauds & Laurels Award and was an inaugural inductee into the UCI School of Physical Sciences Hall of Fame. He serves as Chairman of the Dean’s Leadership Council for the School of Physical Sciences and is a member of the board of UCI Beall Applied Innovation.
Michl holds a Ph.D. in physics from UC Irvine, under the guidance of fusion energy pioneer, Norman Rostoker.