Staff and Student Researchers Directory

Director, GW Solar Institute
Amit Ronen is the Director of the GW Solar Institute and a Professor at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at the George Washington University. In this capacity he focuses on the economic, technical, and public policy issues associated with the development and deployment of solar energy.
James Mueller, Director of Research
Director of Research, GW Solar Institute
James Mueller is the Director of Research for the GW Solar Institute, where he oversees the Institute’s broad research agenda. In addition to coordinating with partners and collaborators on research projects, he also conducts original research that promotes pragmatic policy solutions for barriers to solar energy deployment.
Max Grossman
Solar Scholar
Max Grossman is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Geography as well as a a minor in Geographic Information Sciences at George Washington University. He is deeply interest in energy grid infrastructure, distributed energy resources, and energy resiliency.
Joshua Harmon
Solar Scholar
Josh Harmon is a graduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs in his final year of the MA program focusing on energy security and climate change. In addition to his position as a Solar Scholar, he is also currently at the U.S. Department of Energy doing international work on renewables and energy efficiency.
Dor Hirsh Bar Gai
Solar Scholar
Dor Hirsh Bar Gai is an Undergraduate Solar Scholar at the GW Solar Institute. He studies 
Graduate Research Analyst
Dan Moring is a Graduate Research Analyst at the GW Solar Institute and a student in the Sustainable Urban Planning program at GW, where his research focuses on integrating and analyzing spatial components of energy and building data.
Aaron Patron
Solar Scholar
Aaron is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering at George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. After receiving his bachelor's degrees he hopes to pursue his passion for renewable energy as an engineer.