Mandell, Aaron

Oasys Water

Aaron Mandell is Co-founder and Managing Partner of GreatPoint Ventures and President/CEO of Oasys Water. Mr. Mandell is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of GreatPoint Energy (GPE); a leading technology-driven natural resources company producing clean natural gas from coal, pet coke, biomass and wastes. Mr. Mandell identified the original technology on which GPE was formed and assembled and managed engineering/R&D as the company’s Chief Technology Officer until July 2008. Mr. Mandell is also a founder of Coskata, a leader in next generation fuels, and a co-founder of Altarock, an enhanced geothermal power development company. Previously, Mr. Mandell co-founded and was CTO of Coatue where he was responsible for technology development of the company’s polymer memory chip (acquired by NYSE: AMD in 2004).

Mr. Mandell has a technical background in environmental engineering and conducted his graduate research on groundwater remediation and modeling under a joint fellowship at the University of Vermont and Tel-Aviv University in Israel. During his graduate years he was advised by two world renowned water scientists; Dr. George Pinder, widely regarded as the father of groundwater modeling and Dr. Gideon Dagan, recipient of the 1998 Stockholm Water Prize. Since his early undergraduate years, Mr. Mandell’s passion has always been in the science and engineering of the environment and in the interaction human beings develop with the planet and our natural resources. Mr. Mandell holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont and has held visiting scientist appointments at MIT and Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Mandell is a member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont.