Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure.

She has a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London, is Communications Consultant for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy, has worked in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and the Your Life campaign, and is a STEM Ambassador.

She is the author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights and Star Chambers, an introductory book on fusion energy.

Melanie loves the mountains and believes science and exploration go hand in hand.She has climbed Mount Everest.

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Melanie Windridge Aurora Fusion Everest

Photo 1 and 4 by Alun Callender, photo 2 by Tenzing Bhote, photo 3 by David Pan


“I really appreciate the work you do, especially with schools. What you said in your talk made me even more interested in the physics of fusion and I am sure it inspires many others as well!”

Sophie, Year 10, Beaconsfield High School