As Executive Director of JCDREAM, Aaron is a global expert on the move to engineered materials solutions for clean technology with a concentration on the synthesis and processing of high-performance carbon materials. He co-founded EnerG2 and has written and spoken extensively on nanotechnology topics. He led the company’s technology development from inception at the labs of the University of Washington in 2003 to a venture-backed business.
Under Aaron’s technical leadership, EnerG2 closed its first large sales and implemented its products in a commercial setting. This was the result of many people’s hard work and, in addition to reinforcing EnerG2’s vision, it showed that the company could deliver a genuine cost-benefit for its customers as well as a really useful solution. EnerG2 has never been about science for science’s sake; instead it’s about developing products that people can actually use to improve the world.
Prior to Aaron’s focus on nanotechnology, he was a project manager and engineer for Boeing’s Design for Environment / Manufacturing initiative. He also worked in a manufacturing engineering capacity on all of Boeing’s commercial airplanes. Aaron currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the University of Washington’s Materials Science and Engineering Department. Aaron received a BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Washington.