Max is a PhD student in nuclear engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Max has always had a keen interest in the physical sciences, and became interested in nuclear and particle physics during his pursuit of a BS in Physics from the University of Utah. He also earned a commission as an Army Engineer Officer and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan as an IED Route Clearance Platoon Leader. Following the completion of his PhD, Max hopes to combine his business background and technical knowledge in management consulting or venture capital.
Max’s primary research is in burning plasma dynamics, with emphasis on potential mechanisms for passive safety. He has also become interested in fast reactors, especially the fission-fusion hybrid Subcritical Advanced Burner Reactor (SABR) concept being developed in Georgia Tech’s Fast Reactor Research Group (FRRG). As a participant in the Ti:GER program at Georgia Tech, Max will be part of a team working on technology commercialization issues related to SABR.
MS in Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2013
MBA, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2012
BS in Physics, University of Utah, 2007
“Resolution of Fission and Fusion Technology Integration Issues: An Upgraded Design Concept for the Subcritical Advanced Burner Reactor (SABR)”, Nucl. Technol. 187, 1 (2014); W. M. Stacey, C. L. Stewart, J-P. Floyd, T. M. Wilks, A. P. Moore, A. T. Bopp, M. Hill, S. Tandon, A. S. Erickson.