Co-founder & CEO, Transatomic Power
Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company developing sustainable power plants that can consume existing stockpiles of nuclear waste. She received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 2013, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She
also holds S.B. degrees from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a robotics company in Cambridge, MA, where she designed search-and-rescue robots and equipment for in-field identification of chemical and nuclear weapons.
Leslie has been awarded an MIT Presidential Fellowship and a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. She is a member of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees. She was named a TIME Magazine “30 People Under 30 Changing the World,” a MIT Technology Review “Innovator Under 35,” a Forbes “30 Under 30,” a
National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.