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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.