About

Atlas Energy Systems was co-founded in 2013 by Ian Hamilton, CEO, and three other Purdue undergraduates. Ian pursued the business and its technology further: first as his MS thesis at Purdue, then eventually as a fellow of Argonne National Laboratory's Chain Reactions Innovation (CRI).

Atlas is currently growing its team and seeking out side investment for its Seed round of funding.

Ian Hamilton
CEO
Both co-founder and CEO of Atlas Energy Systems, Ian is responsible for the original conception of the company’s technology, tailoring both his academic and professional careers to pursuing it. His degrees include a BS in Materials Science Engineering with a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation and a MS in Nuclear Engineering, all from Purdue University.
Nisarg Patel
Lead Engineer
Nisarg joined the team in 2018 to model, simulate, and manufacture thermionic energy converters. He has a BS and an MS in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his academic career, he modeled tritium transport in advanced reactors with the goal of reducing dose for radiation workers.
Neil Sethi
Consultant
Neil has spent 7 years in the Financial Services profession working in Bankruptcy/Restructuring with a specialization in capitalization and turnaround strategies. Neil is also the co-founder of a legal technology platform, Accesq, that connects attorneys and start-ups. Neil is a current MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a BS in Business Administration – Finance from Carnegie Mellon.
Brian Klein
Consultant
Brian has over 6 years of experience in the technology industry as a technical consultant. Brian has also worked as an engineer in the manufacturing sector and has supported astrophysics research at Fermilab and for LIGO. Brian is currently an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has an M.Eng in Systems Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Adam Cohen
Mentor
Dr. Adam Cohen is the former Deputy Under Secretary for the Office of Science and Energy within the Department of Energy. He began mentoring the company through the 2017 Clean Tech Open program and continues to provide business and technology advice today. Dr. Cohen is currently the President of Associated Universities Inc.
Dr. Sergey Chemerisov
PI at Argonne
Dr. Sergey Chemerisov is a nuclear chemist at Argonne National Laboratory and is the Principal Investigator working with Ian Hamilton and Atlas Energy Systems. Dr. Chemerisov runs the Low Energy Accelerator Facilities at Argonne and focuses on radioisotope production for medical applications and alternative uses such nuclear batteries.
Dr. Ron Faibish
Mentor
Dr. Ron Faibish was the Energy Systems Program Leader at Argonne National Lab and has previously served as a senior advisor for ARPA-E as well as an International Research Project Science Expert and Manager for the IAEA. He recently transitioned to Senior Director of Business Development at General Atomics. He provides advice on energy markets, nuclear security, and potential partners.
Georges Sassine
Mentor
Georges is an energy expert, social entrepreneur and currently a Principal with GE. He is also the co-founder and President of the Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI), a non-profit helping build Lebanon’s oil and gas sector; his technical and entrepreneurial insight into the current industry has offered invaluable insight to Atlas Energy Systems as they move forward in their business development.