DR. MARTIN VAN STADEN

Martin has been in the power generation environment for 25 years. He is currently leading technical design work and supporting licensing.

 

Biography

Martin has been in the power generation environment for 25 years. He is currently leading technical design work and supporting licensing efforts for X-energy. Martin began his career as a mechanical engineer at Eskom Lethabo Power Station in South Africa. He eventually moved to Eskom’s R&D facility where he established a computational fluid design simulation group and performed research. In 1995 he founded Aerotherm, a company that engages in international consulting in optimization, design, development and fault-finding analysis in many industries including power generation, aeronautics, nuclear and hydraulic design, and chemical processes. Martin also previously worked for PBMR (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. Martin received a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering & mathematics, an M.Eng in computational fluid design from the North-West University (formerly Potchefstroom University) and a D.Eng. from the University of Johannesburg. Martin has authored over 30 technical papers.