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"Overall, our entire group stands together on the truth of the underlying science," Taleyarkhan said. "We've settled every technical challenge related to bubble nuclear fusion. However, our competitor groups prevailed by resorting to politics and brute force tactics."
He remains a professor at Purdue but the University has not rescinded most of its sanctions imposed against him in 2008 and his fusion research has been halted. When asked to comment, Purdue Public Information Director Liz Evans said in an email that "the university does not comment on issues involving pending litigation".

"In light of the above, and my responsibility to family along with the very real threat of swift reprisal and further sanctions on to me, and the impact on my children's careers, I am in no condition to become involved in bubble fusion experimentation," Taleyarkhan said. "My family has already expended over $100,000 of our personal funds in legal fees."

Mumbai-born Taleyarkhan is a mechanical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras. At age 24, he moved to the United States and earned a master's degree in nuclear engineering and science, a master's degree in business and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

"The Indian American community, despite its many successes in fields of engineering, sciences, venture capitalism and medicine, is simply not united and has little to no political clout," Taleyarkhan said. "My strength comes from my family and from cherished affiliations with my group members, colleagues and students. All in all, my soul is in peace that we have stood firm on the truth of the scientific record."

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