May 17, 2004 by

Eugene Mallove


Categories: Education, Media, Scientists, Writers/Editors

gmallove.jpgEugene F. Mallove, a leading advocate of cold fusion research, was murdered on May 14 at his family’s home in Norwich, Conn. Mallove died of blunt force injuries to his head and neck. He was 56.
The case is still under investigation, but police suspect robbery was the motive. Mallove’s minivan and several other items were removed from the home; the van was later found at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Mallove earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his doctorate in environmental health sciences from Harvard University. After teaching science journalism at MIT and Boston University, Mallove became the chief science writer at the MIT news office. In 1989, he resigned in protest, claiming the school manipulated its cold fusion test data to show a negative result.
A resident of Pembroke, N.H., and the president of the nonprofit New Energy Foundation, Mallove has served as the editor-in-chief of Infinite Energy magazine since 1995. He also wrote several books, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for “Fire and Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor.”
Mallove worked as a technical adviser on the 1997 Val Kilmer movie, “The Saint.” Two years later, he wrote the documentary, “Cold Fusion: Fire From Water,” which was narrated by James Doohan of “Star Trek” fame.

2 Responses to Eugene Mallove

  1. Michael

    I met Eugene at a number of energy conferences in Colorado and was impressed with his knowledge, candor and enthusiasm for new energy breaktroughs.
    He had a watchful eye for the scam artist, but had praise for and followed up on the real deal. His broad knowledge of the field of new energy was amazing and his magazine was of the higest caliber.
    He will be sorely missed, and I hope someone will step up and fill his shoes very soon. He was a leader, even a champion of the cause for replacing the dinosaur of fossil fuels with the energy sources of the 21st century and beyond.
    Godspeed Gene! Let’s hope the rest of us can catch up with you!

  2. Vinod Prasad

    I am shocked to learn of the murder of Dr Eugene F Mallove on 14th of this month.
    Only today I came to know about him while updating myself on Cold Fusion research.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    I also hope that Cold Fusion becomes a reality soon.

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