WISDM Speaker

Erica Salazar, MS

Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) | Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Academic Collaborations

About Erica

Erica Salazar is a graduate student in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering working at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center. She is working on high temperature superconducting magnet design and research. Erica has 8+ years of experience working with superconducting magnets for fusion applications. Prior to MIT, Erica worked at General Atomics as a mechanical engineer and process manager on the ITER Central Solenoid superconducting magnet manufacturing project. She commissioned and managed the reaction heat treatment process and final test station for the 120 ton, Nb3Sn superconducting modules. She looks forward to making an impact in the fusion and superconducting community with the SPARC project at MIT.

STEM Keywords

energy, environment, equity diversity and inclusion, manufacturing

Venture Keywords

fusion energy, superconductor

Country of Origin

United States

Erica's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity

NSE Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) council

Patent Activity


Erica In the News

New fiber optic temperature sensing approach to keep fusion power plants running

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The quest for practical fusion energy sources

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A commercial path to fusion

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Erica Awards

MIT Presidential Award

MIT Energy Initiative Fellow