Maxwell Daniels

Maxwell is a master’s student at Idaho State University (ISU) studying Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSEN). He graduated ISU in May 2015 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. Currently he holds a senior reactor operator (SRO) license at the AGN-201 research reactor where he conducts research on materials reactivity analysis and creates outreach efforts to educate the public on nuclear energy concepts. Prior to this position, Maxwell has interned as both a mechanical and process engineer.

Maxwell’s current research focuses on the design, build, and implementation of a solid-state reactor control console at the AGN-201. Previously, Maxwell has performed research on criticality safety and alternative uses of small modular reactors (SMRs). His research interests include advanced reactor concepts, nuclear energy policy, and nuclear aerospace applications.

Maxwell is active in both the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM). He currently presides over the INMM student chapter at ISU and has previously served as an officer in the ISU student chapter of the ANS. In his spare time, Maxwell enjoys video games, hiking, and power lifting.