Director, Department of Defense Energy Programs
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Mr. Gorin has more than 25 years of experience in technology research and development, commercialization, and deployment. He is currently the Director of DoD Energy Programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the manager of NREL’s non-commercial partnership strategy where he develops and implements strategies to support the DoD and other government organizations in energy surety, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy systems integration. His responsibilities include technical and policy support in a broad range of technical areas, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, vehicles, hydrogen, energy system integration, building technologies, and comprehensive energy assessments. Prior to that, Mr. Gorin was an Executive Manager for Partnership Development for fuels and vehicles and a Senior Scientist at the NREL National Bioenergy Center. From 2002-2007 he was a Vice President, Business Development Director, and National Department Manager for Parsons Corporation, where he led the pursuit of multi-billion-dollar DOE programs and developed specialized technologies for treating highly hazardous chemical and radiological wastes. From 1993-2002, Mr. Gorin was a Vice President and Department Manager for Federal and International Programs at Los Alamos Technical Associates, where he focused on DOE laboratory and in-house technology commercialization projects, Former Soviet Union disarmament and clean-up programs, chemical weapons elimination, and homeland security (chemical, biological, nuclear, and missile proliferation prevention). From 1985-1993, while working for both Roy F. Weston and the U.S. Geological Survey, he managed geophysical investigations and research related to environmental characterization and site clean up. Mr. Gorin holds a Master’s Degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University and a Bachelors Degree in Geology from Hamilton College. He also completed Executive Education in Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.