Danielle Fong

Danielle Fong

Canadian entrepreneur, computer scientist, and physicist.

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Gone like the wind

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February 28, 2017

Hot 20: The Transformer, Danielle Fong

Christine Ryan

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October 10, 2013

Meet the 27-year-old inventor backed by Bill Gates and Peter Thiel

Matt McCue

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December 31, 2014

Running On Battery Power: The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 In Energy

Christopher Helman

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November 13, 2018

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May 2002-August 2002, Fong investigated the possibility of improvement by active networks to latency and bandwidth usage for large multiplayer games. She implemented a prototype game and tested numerous concepts using OCamlOCaml, Java, C, and PLAN coding languages.

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Fong became a leadership council member at Cyclotron Road in January of 2015. The position is described as a pro-bono seat where Fong identifies, mentors, and provides connections to individuals looking to innovate the energy technology industry. Cyclotron Road is affiliated with the LarenceLawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley National Lab. As of December of 2020, Fong remained an active member of the leadership council.

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In July 2009, Fong co-founded LightSail Energy and served as its chief scientific officer and chief strategist. She developed a near-isothermal compressed air compression and expansion technology (using direct injection of water spray) that demonstrated ~30% efficiency increases on high-ratio compression and high ratio expansion, up to pressures of 220 bar. FullSail received backing from investors like Peter ThielPeter Thiel, Vinod Khosla, and Bill Gates. Fong left the company in December of 2019.

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In July 2009, Fong co-founded FullSailLightSail Energy Energy and served as its chief scientific officer and chief strategist. She developed a near-isothermal compressed air compression and expansion technology (using direct injection of water spray) that demonstrated ~30% efficiency increases on high-ratio compression and high ratio expansion, up to pressures of 220 bar. FullSail received backing from investors like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla, and Bill Gates. Fong left the company in December of 2019.

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March 2008-May 2008, Fong worked as a hacker at Mochi Media producing a high-capacity flash game recommendation engine that used Python, Pylons, and Erlang and developed a user interface using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAXAJAX, MochiKitMochiKit, and MootoolsMootools, to suggest similar games based on past player behaviors.

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January 2008-March 2008, Fong was a hacker for labmeeting. She completed a full-stack software engineering and product design with Ruby on Rails, developing an academic organizational tool and social network using RubyRuby on Rails, MySQLMySQL, and LinuxLinux.

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From August 2005-August 2007, Fong was a graduate researcher at Princeton University. In her time at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, she completed analytical and computational work on a toroidal current drive by rotating magnetic fields in field-reversed configuration devices using Python, C++C++, Mathematica, and Fortran coding languages.

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Additionally, Fong performed X-ray measurements and analysis of emission in a field-reverse configuration heated by rotating magnetic fields using MatlabMatlab, FortranFortran, Mathematica, and VBScript coding languages.

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May 2002-August 2002, Fong investigated the possibility of improvement by active networks to latency and bandwidth usage for large multiplayer games. She implemented a prototype game and tested numerous concepts using OCaml, Java, CC, and PLAN coding languages.

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June 2003-June 2005, Fong developed numerical libraries and software to solve the eigenstate problem in strongly interacting quantum dots. The work was used for a proposed solid-state quantum dot quantum computer, robust to environmental decoherence processes using C++C++, STLSTL, and BoostBoost coding languages.

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From September 2003-April 2004, Fong worked as a teaching assistant and lab assistant in the computer science learning center at Dalhousie University. Additionally, she developed the material for and taught the introductory Unix sections of the computer science first year course using Scheme, LISPLISP, JavaJava, CC, C++C++, MySQLMySQL, and Mathematics coding languages.

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From August 2005-August 2007, Fong was a graduate researcher at Princeton UniversityPrinceton University. In her time at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, she completed analytical and computational work on a toroidal current drive by rotating magnetic fields in field-reversed configuration devices using Python, C++, Mathematica, and Fortran coding languages.

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In 2005, after graduating from Dalhousie, Fong went on to Princeton University Princeton University as a Ph.D. candidate with two different scholarships, the Princeton First-Year Science and Engineering Fellowship and the Princeton Full-Tuition Fellowship. Although Fong decided to leave Princeton before finishing her Ph.D. program in Plasma Physics, she managed to receive several accolades and awards between 2005 and 2007, including the Princeton University Merit Prize, the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship PGS-M (2005-2007), and the Quarter-Finalist, TopCoder Collegiate Challenge 2006. Additionally, Fong was offered the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship CGS-M, which she chose to decline.

The University of California, BerkleyBerkeley

Fong never attended BerkleyBerkeley, but she has chosen to list the school on her LinkedIn profile as a humorous offering to her connections, stating she received her 'Master's in using the library and not paying tuition..., efficient use of public assets.' She explains in the description that between the years 2007 and 2019, she spent time in the UC, BerkleyBerkeley library making use of the resources, wifi, and student groups located around the campus.

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At age 12, Fong dropped out of junior high school to begin her college education at Dalhousie UniversityDalhousie University in 2000, pursuing a Physics and Computer Sciences Bachelor's degree. She graduated with First Class Honors, the University Medal in computer science, the Canadian Association of Physicists University Prize, and the Burgess McKittrick Prize for Physics (Feynman Lectures book prize) in 2005, at the age of 17. Additionally, Fong received the Dalhousie In-Course Scholarship in 2004 and 2005.

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Danielle Fong is a Canadian entrepreneur, computer scientist, and physicist who co-founded LightSail Energy and Haven Villages. She was born on October 31, 1987, in Halifax, Nova ScotiaHalifax, Nova Scotia.

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Fong became a leadership council member at Cyclotron RoadCyclotron Road in January of 2015. The position is described as a pro-bono seat where Fong identifies, mentors, and provides connections to individuals looking to innovate the energy technology industry. Cyclotron Road is affiliated with the Larence Berkeley National Lab. As of December of 2020, Fong remained an active member of the leadership council.

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Additionally, Fong performed X-ray measurements and analysis of emission in a field-reverse configuration heated by rotating magnetic fields using Matlab, Fortran, Mathematica, and VBScriptVBScript coding languages.

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Danielle Fong is a Canadian entrepreneur, computer scientist, and physicist who co-founded LightSail Energy and Haven VillagesHaven Villages. She was born on October 31, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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In July 2009, Fong co-founded FullSail Energy and served as its chief scientific officer and chief strategist. She developed a near-isothermal compressed air compression and expansion technology (using direct injection of water spray) that demonstrated ~30% efficiency increases on high-ratio compression and high ratio expansion, up to pressures of 220 bar. FullSail received backing from investors like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla, and Bill GatesBill Gates. Fong left the company in December of 2019.

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At age 12, Fong dropped out of junior high school to begin her college education at Dalhousie University in 2000, pursuing a Physics and Computer SciencesComputer Sciences Bachelor's degree. She graduated with First Class Honors, the University Medal in computer science, the Canadian Association of Physicists University Prize, and the Burgess McKittrick Prize for Physics (Feynman Lectures book prize) in 2005, at the age of 17. Additionally, Fong received the Dalhousie In-Course Scholarship in 2004 and 2005.

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From August 2005-August 2007, Fong was a graduate researcher at Princeton University. In her time at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, she completed analytical and computational work on a toroidal current drive by rotating magnetic fields in field-reversed configuration devices using Python, C++, Mathematica, and FortranFortran coding languages.

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May 2002-August 2002, Fong investigated the possibility of improvement by active networks to latency and bandwidth usage for large multiplayer games. She implemented a prototype game and tested numerous concepts using OCaml, JavaJava, C, and PLAN coding languages.

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