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Michael McKubre

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Institutions  SRI International
Name  Michael McKubre
Institution  SRI International

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Michael McKubre, PhD, is an electrochemist in the forefront of cold fusion energy development. McKubre was the director of the Energy Research Center at SRI International in 1998. He is a native of New Zealand.


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From 1989 to 2002, he researched cold fusion at SRI International. Unlike other researchers in the same field, he obtained mainstream funding during all his research: first from the Electric Power Research Institute, then from the Japanese government, and in 2002 he had funding from the U.S. government.

In 2004 he and other cold fusion researchers asked the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to give a new review to the field of cold fusion, and he co-authored a report with all the available experimental and theoretical evidence since the 1989 review. The 2004 review concluded that "while significant progress has been made in the sophistication of calorimeters since the review of this subject in 1989, the conclusions reached by the reviewers today are similar to those found in the 1989 review. "

As of 2010, he was still making experiments with palladium cells at SRI International, and collaborates with the ENEA laboratory, where the most reliable palladium is being produced. McKubre more recently took part as one of the 22 physicists of the Steorn "jury".

Personal life

In January 1992 a cold fusion cell exploded in an SRI lab. One of McKubre's collaborators was killed and three people including McKubre were wounded. McKubre still has pieces of glass embedded in his side. Subsequent experiments were done behind bulletproof glass.

Selected publications

  • Hagelstein, Peter; Michael, McKubre; Nagel, David; Chubb, Talbot; Hekman, Randall (2004). New Physical Effects in Metal Deuterides (PDF). Washington: US Department of Energy. Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (manuscript) Paper listing the available experimental evidence of cold fusion.
  • References

    Michael McKubre Wikipedia