Nathan has 20 years of applied mechanical engineering experience including 8 years at Argonne, where he is currently working as a Test Engineer in the Experimental Operations and Facilities division.
Nathan played a major role in designing, building, and conducted R&D experiments to improve nuclear reactor safety and economics. His work on Corium Concrete Interactions has resulted in $1 billion in savings for the nuclear industry. He has developed innovative experiment design concepts to obtain newly funded research projects and reported research results in technical articles and sponsor reports, contributing to multiple journal articles exploring novel sodium carbon dioxide reactions. He has experience in clean room work, cryogenic and ultra-high vacuum systems for high-energy physics experiments
He attended Northern Illinois University, where he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in manufacturing engineering technology. He is a US Navy veteran, where he spent the majority of his time repairing and maintaining nuclear submarines.