Justin Aborn

Chief Scientist

Justin is an expert in complex technical system analyses and has led projects to analyse, develop and deploy new technologies and businesses in a range of industries, including nuclear-to-fuels, electricity generation, energy storage, telecommunications, financial services, internet infrastructure, and satellites. He has performed wide-ranging technology work that spans circuit board design to data network architecture to energy machinery design to information system cybersecurity to public policy advocacy and analysis. In his energy-related work Justin built power plant simulations that integrated machine performance models, weather predictions, electricity price data, gas price data, and contractual dispatch commitments. The resulting simulations modeled the financial performance of proposed energy-storage-augmented power plants.

Justin’s models were used to assess the concepts of operation related to making market and forecast driven 'store versus sell' energy dispatch decisions. Justin was a technical subject matter expert and leader of public policy matters during formative years of today’s data communication infrastructure. He was long active in the standardization bodies that took up the telecommunication industry’s commercial collaboration on new technology adoption, while simultaneously attending to appropriate consideration of government regulatory frameworks and needs.

Justin earned a BA degree in Engineering from Dartmouth College, a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and completed the Greater Boston Executive Program (GBEP) at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is an inventor on over 18 granted patents in technologies that range from telecommunications systems to compressed air energy storage systems. Justin served as a U.S. State Department delegate to two international telecommunications forums and co-chaired the Federal Communications Commission's Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC) Broadband Focus Group. Justin was named a “Mass High Tech All-Star” by The Mass High Tech Journal.