Joseph Goodman is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice. He is an energy systems engineer with over 10 years experience in renewables and energy efficiency. He has extensive experience leading multidiscipline design teams and bringing new technologies to market.
Currently at RMI, Joseph is leading the Model T solar program to accelerate the deployment of community solar. This program is focused on supporting communities to realize the full potential of community solar as the lowest cost and highest value form of grid connected solar electricity.
Prior to joining RMI, Joseph was a Principal Investigator of solar PV systems research at Georgia Tech Research Institute. Most notably he led faculty, students and industry collaborators under a 4-year DoE sponsored program that resulted in 5 patents, 15 papers and 3 commercialized technologies. Also at Georgia Tech, Joseph developed and delivered hands on integrative design curriculum with the Center for Biologically Inspired Design. Concurrent to his time on the research faculty, Joseph completed a PhD in the college of architecture with a dissertation that developed performance measures for residential PV structural response to wind effects.
Previously, Joseph worked at Arup as a strategic energy consultant. In his role he developed and implemented energy efficiency and renewable energy plans for Fortune 500 companies cities, international cities, and governmental organizations.
Joseph commenced his career with General Electric’s Edison Engineering Development Program. While at GE Energy and GE Research, Joseph contributed to the development of gas turbine combustion systems, offshore wind turbines, CO2 capture technologies and solid oxide fuel cells.
- Doctor of Philosophy, High Performance Buildings, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. To be conferred Dec 2015.
- Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006.
- Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2003.
- Hilton, E., Linsey, J., Goodman, J. (2015) Understanding the Prototyping Strategies of Experienced Designers Proceedings of 2015 Frontiers in Education Conference, Houston, Texas, October 22-25, 2014.
- Viswanathan, V., Atilola, O., Goodman, J., & Linsey, J. (2014) Prototyping: A Key Skill for Innovation and Life-Long Learning. Proceedings of 2014 Frontiers in Education Conference, Madrid, Spain, October 22-25, 2014.
- Irudayaraj, P., Liu, Y., Zhou, F., Jiao, R. J., Goodman, J.N., "A case study of modeling and simulation for manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of solar power systems," Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17-20, 2014.
- Al-Haddad, T., Brooks, B., Gentry, R., Goodman, J., Lohr, J., & Rahimzadeh, K., "Quad Pod: Ultra-efficient PV Racking System for Long Span Ground Mount and Canopy Applications," Paper to be published in Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 19-21, 2014
- Ashuri, B., Quintanilla, N., Yarmohammadi, S., Shahandashti, M., Wren, M., and Goodman, J. (2014). "Time and Motion Study for Solar Contractors," Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 19-21, 2014.
- Atilola, O., Goodman, J. N., Nagel, K., Linsey, J., "A biologically inspired design approach for low cost solar panel systems," Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17-20, 2014.
- Giorges, A.T. G., Amador, G. J., and Goodman, J. (2014). "Numerical study of wind loads on residential roof-mounted solar photovoltaic arrays," Proceedings of ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Montreal, Canada, November 14-20.
- Gentry, T. R., Stern, I., Goodman, J., Irudayaraj, P., Prado, E., "Design and Testing of an FRP Composite Support Structure for Ganged Photovoltaic Modules," Paper in press in The 7th international Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 20-22, 2014.
- Goodman, J., Nagel, K., Wren, M., & Morris, J., "Applying lean process principles to improve labor efficiency of solar photovoltaic installations,” Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 19-21, 2014.
- Lui, Y., Irudayaraj, P., Zhou, F., Jiao, R. J., and Goodman, J. N. (2014). "SysML-based model driven discrete-event simulation." Proceedings of CE 2014: International Conference on Concurrent Engineering. September 8-10, Beijing, China.
- Sharif, S., Gentry, T. R., Yen, J., & Goodman, J. (2013). Transformative Solar Panels: A Multidisciplinary Approach. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 2, 11: 247-245.
- Morris, J., Calhoun, K., Goodman, J., & Seif, D. (2013). Reducing Solar PV Soft Costs: a Focus on Installation Labor: Rocky Mountain Institute
- Cavieres, A., Al-Haddad, T., Gentry, R., Goodman, J., & Nagel, K. (2013). SIMPLE BoS: Towards a multidisciplinary integration of Photovoltaic Energy in Buildings. ARCC 2013 Research Conference.
- Cavieres, A., Goodman, J., "The Role of Functional Requirements in Multidisciplinary Design: The Case of Solar Energy Integration in Buildings," in: Proceedings of the XVIII SIGraDi Conference, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaíso, Chile, November 20-22, 2013. CD ROM Volume.
- Gentry, T. R., Stern, I., Goodman, J., & Irudayaraj, P. (2013). Design and Testing of a Composite PV Support Structure. Proceedings, American Society for Composites, 28th Technical Conference, September 9-11, State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Giorges, A.T. G., Amador, G. J., Caravati, K. and Goodman, J. (2013) "Numerical simulation of aerodynamic forces on solar panels," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 15-21, San Diego, CA.
- Goodman, J. N., Yen, J., Gentry, R., Nagel, K. M., & Amador, G. J. (2012). A Compound Analogical Design For Low Cost Solar Panel Systems. ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.
- Sharif, S., Gentry, T. R., Yen, J. & Goodman, J. (2012). Kinetic solar panels: a transformative and expandable geometric system for photovoltaic structures. Proceedings of the XVI SIGraDi Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, November 14-16.