Trained as a mechanical engineer at UCLA, Aaron conducted research at UCLA’s Pasarow Mass Spectroscopy Laboratory. His current research focuses on using supercritical fluid technology to transform waste from the coffee industry into valuable products for skincare and food. Having previously worked on engineering systems at Tesla. Aaron is focused on using technology to mitigate climate change and food waste.
Extraction technologies are fundamental to the cosmetic and food ingredient supply chains. Applied to ingredients ranging from botanical extracts to vegetable oils, modern extraction technologies allow for precise conversion of natural materials into valuable chemicals. Mechanical methods, such as cold-pressing, date back to the early 1800s, while chemical methods, such as solvent and supercritical fluid extraction, came to industry in the early and late 1900s, respectively. In this talk, we’ll cover the basics of extraction and dive into the details of supercritical fluid technologies, paying close attention to its recent popularity for use in cannabis, hemp, and upcycled materials.
He will be leading our discussion on October 21th from 12 PM - 1:15 PM about Supercritical Fluid Extraction Technologies: The Past, Present, and Future!
We hope to see you all there :)