Robert L. Hirsch
Clean Technology 2008
Robert L. Hirsch

Robert L. Hirsch

Senior Energy Advisor
MISI

Dr. Hirsch is a Senior Energy Advisor at MISI and a consultant in energy, technology, and management. Previously, he was a senior staff member at SAIC & RAND (energy analysis), Executive Advisor at Advanced Power Technologies, Inc. (environmental and defense R & D)), Vice President of the Electric Power Research Institute, Vice President and Manager of Research and Technical Services for Atlantic Richfield Co. (oil and gas exploration and production), Founder and CEO of APTI (commercial & Defense Department technologies), Manager of Exxon’s synthetic fuels research laboratory, Manager of Petroleum Exploratory Research at Exxon (refining R & D), Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration responsible for renewables, fusion, geothermal and basic research (Presidential Appointment), and Director of fusion research at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and ERDA.

He has served on advisory committees for Department of Energy programs and national laboratories, the General Accounting Office, the Office of Technology Assessment, the Gas Research Institute, and NASA. He holds 14 patents and has over 50 publications. He is past Chairman of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies, has served on a number of National Research Council committees and is a National Associate of the National Academies.

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