Aidan MouatCEO and a co-founder Hazel Technologies
Aidan is the CEO and a co-founder of Hazel Technologies, a post-harvest crop protection company making biochemical solutions to extend produce shelf life. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University, where his doctoral work focused techniques to design and synthesize highly efficient catalysts for transformations of renewables. His interest in catalysis and energy led him to accept a role as the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) chemistry fellow for 2014 – 2015. He developed an interest in applying his chemistry knowledge to agriscience, co-founding Hazel Technologies before completing his Ph.D. Aidan is one of the inventors of the Hazel® technology platform and a co-author on 20+ patents and filings.
Under Aidan’s leadership, Hazel Technologies won the Clean Energy Challenge in 2016, and has received grant funding from ISEN, VentureWell, and the USDA. Most recently, the company completed its Series A finance round with lead investor Seed 2 Growth Ventures (S2G) with participation from Rhapsody Venture Partners, Serra Ventures, and Valley Oak Investments. Hazel Technologies works with more than 100 grower/packer partners in more than 9 countries to date. In addition to his company duties, Aidan serves as an Advisory Board member at the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship at Northwestern, and as a member of the Board of Advisors for Lilac Solutions.