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Jonah Messinger

Energy Analyst

Jonah Messinger is an Energy Analyst at the Breakthrough Institute. His experience spans scientific laboratories, clean energy project development firms, and policy research institutions. He studies clean energy innovation, technology, policy, and energy for development.

Jonah’s work has appeared in Columbia University’s Energizing America, Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Energy Letters, Utility Dive, the ETH Zürich Energy Blog, Light: Science & Applications – Nature, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and more.

Prior to joining the Breakthrough Institute as a 2021 Generation Fellow, Jonah was a Visiting Scientist and ThinkSwiss Scholar at ETH Zürich. He is also a One Young World Ambassador.

A Udall Scholar, Jonah earned his Master’s in Energy and Bachelor’s in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was named to its Senior 100 Honorary. As a student, he worked at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Key Capture Energy, and the Beckman Institute.

Jonah is also an avid hiker and skier.

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