Biography

Roger S. Stringham

Roger S. Stringham

Roger Stringham, born in 1929, was raised in Berkeley California. He initially studied for career in art that was interrupted, when drafted into the US Army.  Returning he entered UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. After several years of world travel and painting, his first employment was at Stanford Research International in 1960, entering into a broad spectrum of research projects.  His main focus was High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance during his 15 years at SRI.  During that period he developed exotic fluoro-chemical species such as the perfluoro ammonium ion.

The next fifteen years at Science Applications International Corporation he constructed and worked in a laboratory in the Sunnyvale California SAIC division that combined fluorine photochemistry and cavitation, focusing on the synthesis of exotic molecules.

In 1987 he started a consulting company, Photosonication Consulting that combined photochemistry with cavitation.  The Pons Fleishmann’s announcement in 1989 stimulated a shift in the direction in his work that has never changed.  Two small enterprises, EQuest Sciences and Firstgate Energies, with the help of Dick Raymond developed Sonofusion. Its progress has been a continuing reeducation process over the last 25 years.  It has changed from10 Kgm, 20 KHz to a 20 gram, MHz resonator device that produce 1013 measured single fusion events per second. During his professional life, Roger Stringham has authored or coauthored over 50 papers and 10 or more patents.