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Alumni & Friends

The support of alumni and friends remains instrumental to the school’s continued success. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and your commitment to Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering. We hope you enjoy your online visit and look forward to seeing you on campus again soon!

Meet Alumnus, Ian Hamilton

A former graduate student in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University was recognized in the energy sector of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. At age 25, Ian Hamilton is the CEO of his own startup company, Atlas Energy Systems, where he’s working to commercialize a long-lasting radioisotope battery, powered by spent nuclear fuel.

During his undergraduate years, Hamilton, along with three other Purdue alumni founded Atlas Energy Systems and developed the Atlas Power Cell. This device has the capability to utilize spent nuclear fuel, or nuclear waste, and convert the residual radiation energy into consumable electricity.

Discover more about Ian in the video below.