Silvester Noronha


Dr Silvester Noronha, hailing from Kollam district in Kerala is visiting faculty at MIT and he works at the Mechanical Engineering Consultant at Commonwealth Fusion Systems, MA. Silvester does research in Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Computational Physics and Fracture Mechanics. Their most recent publication is ‘A Study of the Key Parameters Affecting the Design of Optimized Weld Overlays’.¬†Silvester John Noronha has been listed as a noteworthy engineer, researcher by Marquis Who’s Who.

After completing his school education, he did his degree and post graduation from Fatima Mata National College, Kollam, and St Albert’s College, Ernakulam, respectively. He got his PhD from the the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Material Science Engineering. Later, he took a post doctoral degree in Britain’s Oxford University. He has been living in the United States for the last 20 years. His wife Felicia is a healthcare auditor in the US.

Dr Silvester Noronha, is one among a team of scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIS) and startup company, Commonwealth Fusion systems( CFS) who jointly invented a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet, a step towards realizing the dream of the much-awaited nuclear power fusion meant for revolutionizing the world’s energy sector. The aim of the MIT-CFS scientists is now to build ‘SPARC’, touted as the first operational fusion reactor. Since this powerful electromagnet used is small, the size of the future nuclear fusion reactors could