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.