Kam Ghaffarian

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Kam Ghaffarian
Born
Iran
NationalityIranian-American
OccupationBusinessman
Known forAxiom Space, X-energy, Intuitive Machines
Notable workFounder of IBX, Inc and Chairman of Axiom Space.
TitleFounder, CEO
Websitehttp://i-b-x.com/

Kamal (Kam) Ghaffarian is an American businessman known as the founder of IBX, Axiom Space, Intuitive Machines, and X-energy.

Ghaffarian was born in Iran and came to the United States at age 17.[citation needed] He holds dual B.S. degree in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering, a M.Sc. in Information Management, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems. He started at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, co-founded with Harold Stinger in 1994. The company operated as a contractor to government agencies and was acquired by KBR for $355 million in February 2018.[1]

Ghaffarian founded X-energy LLC in 2009. The company designs high-temperature gas cooled nuclear reactors.[2] He also co-founded Intuitive Machines in 2013.[citation needed] In 2016, he co-founded Houston-based Axiom Space with Michael Suffredini.[1][3] As of October 2019, Ghaffarian is appointed to the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors.[4][non-primary source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Foust, Jeff (February 26, 2018). "KBR to acquire NASA contractor SGT". Space News.
  2. ^ Fehrenbacher, Katie (February 4, 2016). "Meet a Startup Making a New Kind of Safer, Smaller Nuclear Reactor". Fortune.
  3. ^ Wray, Dianna (October 28, 2019). "Who Will Build the First Commercial Space Station?". Houstonia.
  4. ^ "Board of Directors and Executive Committee" (PDF). www.nei.org.