In the Media

Main Articles and Interviews

Media coverage associated with my appointment as Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree (2020):
– Main: Pablo Rodriguez Fernandez Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 Science
– Follow-up articles: Forbes España, MIT Alumni News, PSFC News, NSE News.

Interview about the SPARC project (2020):
Pablo Rodríguez, investigador en el MIT: “Es posible tener una planta piloto de fusión nuclear en 15 años”, 20minutos (in Spanish).

Media coverage associated with our release of the SPARC physics basis (2020):
– Main press: The New York Times, MIT NewsCambridge U. Press, Cambridge Press (Creely), Cambridge Press (Rodriguez-Fernandez), CFS, The Hill (Greenwald).
– Follow-up articles: The Washington Post, Daily Mail, UPI20minutos (in Spanish), Xataka (in Spanish), EuropaPress (in Spanish), Clarín (in Spanish), Popular Mechanics,, Futura (in French), Folha S. Paulo (in Portuguese), Wired (in Italian), WinFuture (in German), Live Science, ZME, InfoBae (in Spanish), …
– More info: Blog Post
– For fun: Defector
– TV mentions: KUSI, Stephen Colbert

Press releases associated with my Ph.D thesis work and ‘Del Favero’ prize (2019):
– Main press: Pablo Rodriguez-Fernandez resolves a fusion paradox to receive Del Favero Prize, MIT News 
– Re-published by PSFC News and NSE News.
– Picked-up by ​
– Highlighted by DoE Office of Science homepage.

Article about the ‘Young Engineer’ award (2018):
Elena Salgado, Miguel Holgado y Pablo Rodríguez reciben los premios alumni de la Escuela, ETSII-UPM News (in Spanish)

Interview about my academic and professional career (2018):
De Vallecas al MIT: el ingeniero que ha demostrado una hipótesis de hace 20 años, Xataka (in Spanish).
– Picked-up by ​​ETSII.

Press releases associated with my article in Physical Review Letters (2018):
– Main press: Integrated simulations answer 20-year-old question in fusion research, MIT News
– Re-published by PSFC News and NSE News.
– Picked-up by ITER News and The Energy Collective.
– Follow-up articles in Spanish by Actualidad GadgetEuropaPress, Tribuna, Xataka, Heraldo, …

Video and Radio

(upcoming) Aragon Radio 2021 (in Spanish), Ágora – Fusión Nuclear

YouTube 2021 (in Spanish), El sol artificial chino se pone en marcha (min: 5:10).

Telemadrid TV 2019 (in Spanish), Madrileños por el Mundo – Boston (min: 24:30).
– Featured as “Best moment”: Visitamos la Universidad de Harvard y el MIT.

La Sexta TV 2018 (in Spanish), El laboratorio del futuro (min: 12:40).
– Featured as “Best moment”: ¿Lograremos crear un sol en la tierra?.

Onda Madrid Radio 2018 (in Spanish), Buenos Días Madrid, Indagando TV.

Short Mentions in Newsletters and Outreach

NSE News 2018, 2018 NSE Graduate Research Expo.

ETSII-UPM News 2017Fusion nuclear, su linea de investigación de doctorado en el MIT, Tres generaciones en el MIT.

MIT 2016, part of MIT Campaign for a Better World promotional video (1:08).

PSFC & MIT News 2016, Magnet races and neon sword, High-intensity fusion, Fusion outreach ignites in spring.

ETSII-UPM News 2016, Acto de Entrega de Diplomas.

ETSII-UPM News 2011, Un comienzo brillante.