Dr. Scott Hsu

Program Director

Dr. Scott Hsu currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on potentially transformative R&D to enable timely commercial fusion energy.

Hsu joins ARPA-E from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he is an R&D Scientist in the Plasma Physics Group. While at Los Alamos, he has served as the Principal Investigator for several projects, including an ARPA-E ALPHA project aimed at designing and building a new, non-destructive driver technology that could enable more rapid experimentation and progress toward cost-effective fusion power. Before joining Los Alamos, Hsu served as a Department of Energy Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech.

Hsu earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University.