Fazal Chaudry joined UKI2S in January 2023, on a temporary placement from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.  At UKAEA Fazal is involved in overcoming the challenges to realise commercial nuclear fusion. This involves addressing both the technical as well as the commercial challenges in sustaining and developing a fusion economy.  He is also involved in bridging fusion with quantum technologies.  He works closely with the UKI2S team to screen new investment opportunities, and supports deal completion for promising opportunities.

Prior to this role, Fazal worked almost 8 years in the space industry, at satellite level working on deep space missions and satellite Telecoms.  Also, he worked on innovating AI technologies, and linking AI commercial opportunities to the surgical market.  Fazal holds a BEng first class with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Oxford Brookes University, and an MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg France, under a scholarship by the UK Space Agency.