Aaron Chockla ’03 has been named one of Forbes 30-Under-30 In Energy. Chockla, 29, is the managing partner in Lucelo Technologies, a spin-out technology company developed at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Chemical Engineering.
Lucelo is working to provide electrical power in locations where it does not exist with low-cost, printable solar cells. The company’s goal is to turn everyday plastic, paper, and fabric into micropower grids by directly printing or mounting cheap, pre-fabricated ultra-flexible printed solar cells on any material. Hopes are to have a prototype ready this year.
After graduating from Culver Military Academy, Chockla earned his B.S. from the University of Delaware in 2007, and his M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) from the University of Texas, all in chemical engineering. He has accumulated several years of experience as a research and development scientist with a heavy focus on nanomaterial synthesis and application in energy storage. He has experience across several industries with companies large and small as a research scientist and business development consultant.