Nuclear engineering alumnus picked for Forbes’ 30 under 30

A Purdue University alumnus was selected by Forbes magazine for its annual “30 Under 30” list of outstanding researchers who are younger than 30.

Ian Hamilton, who earned his master’s degree last year in nuclear engineering from Purdue, was selected for his work in creating a source of energy from the decay products of spent nuclear fuel, according to a press release by Purdue.

Hamilton and three other Purdue undergraduate students initially founded Atlas Energy Systems, LLC, to expand and commercialize that nuclear research. He continues as CEO of the company.

He also continues his research developing technologies utilizing spent nuclear fuel through the Chain Reaction Innovations program at Argonne National Laboratory. Hamilton was one of only five chosen to join the program in 2017.

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