Dr. Kam Ghaffarian

Kam Ghaffarian is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to creating companies with missions that advance humanity and human knowledge. Dr. Ghaffarian co-founded and serves as Executive Chairman of several companies driven to push the limits of mankind’s capability. Among his ventures are X-energy, a nuclear reactor and fuel design company; Axiom Space, which advances the commercial utilization of space including the design, manufacture, launch, and operation of a commercial space station; and Intuitive Machines, a premier provider of technologies and services that sustained robotic and human exploration to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Dr. Ghaffarian is involved in several other government services, innovation firms, and real estate ventures, and he has recently launched IBX, an investment and innovation firm.

Dr. Ghaffarian started his entrepreneurial career in 1994 when he founded Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, a M.Sc. in Information Management, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems; and he is actively pursuing a doctoral degree in Philosophy of Technology. Dr. Ghaffarian is an active philanthropist with a focus on education, STEM initiatives, and the pursuit of interstellar travel.