After earning his B.S. in chemistry from Temple University in 2009, Dr. Christian joined the chemistry graduate program at Florida State University that same year. He received his PhD in physical chemistry from FSU in 2014 under the guidance of Dr. Naresh Dalal. He then joined the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) as a post-doctoral researcher in 2014 and shortly thereafter transitioned to a staff scientist position. He is currently a Senior Scientist A in the Environmental Stewardship Directorate at SRNL where his research focuses on radiological waste management and studying the properties of novel transuranic compounds.