WTR Fireside Chat Series: Aspen Aerogels' CEO Don Young and CTO George Gould to Discuss a Technology Primer and Roadmap of the Aerogel Platform on December 16, 2021 at 2 pm EST


On Thursday, December 16 at 2:00 pm EST, we will be hosting Aspen Aerogels' CEO Don Young and Chief Technology Officer George Gould. They will provide an overview of the Aerogel technology platform and the roadmap ahead.

Register for the event here.

Aspen Aerogels was the first company to successfully commercialize a technically and economically viable form of aerogel insulation. Current applications include Battery Thermal Barriers, Battery Materials, Energy Infrastructure, and Sustainable Building Materials. The portfolio is proprietary and well protected by patents globally.

The company expects to continue to develop new applications with its portfolio of aerogels encompassing amorphous silica, polyimide, carbon, and hybrid aerogels. Potential applications of the Aerogels Technology Platform™ include economical methods for carbon capture and the provision of clean water.

Please find our research on Aspen Aerogels here.


Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (ASPN) designs, develops, manufactures, and sells aerogel products for applications in four major markets: EV Thermal Barrier, EV Battery Material, Sustainable Building Material, and Energy Infrastructure. The company is currently experiencing a strategic pivot into new, high-growth markets, specifically within the electric vehicle industry. Although the primary use of the company's aerogel product has historically been in the energy infrastructure market, the recent launch of the company's PyroThin™ product line and the development of battery materials leveraging carbon aerogel technology is shifting the direction of the business to generate a higher organic growth opportunity for the company. In addition, the company's traditional sustainable building materials and energy infrastructure markets offer robust growth opportunities with a large TAM. However, EV applications and opportunities should become increasingly dominant in the coming years based on the company's expectations.

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Don Young

President & CEO

Aspen Aerogels, Inc.

Donald R. Young has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors since November 2001. Prior to joining Aspen Aerogels, Mr. Young worked in the United States and abroad in a broad range of senior operating roles for Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemical company. Prior to Cabot Corporation, Mr. Young worked in the investment business at Fidelity Management & Research. Mr. Young holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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George Gould

Chief Technology Officer

Aspen Aerogels, Inc.

George L. Gould, Ph.D. has been with Aspen Aerogels since its inception in 2001 and has served as Vice President, Research and Development since April 2011. Prior to joining Aspen Aerogels, Dr. Gould was employed by its predecessor, Aspen Systems. Prior to joining Aspen Systems, Dr. Gould was a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gould holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of Wooster, a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Yale University and carried out his post-doctoral training at Brookhaven National Laboratory.


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