Jared Mondschein is a physical scientist at the RAND Corporation. At RAND, he has focused on a range of national security and homeland security policy challenges, including synthetic opioids, chemical defense, supply chain risk management, defense modernization, readiness and cyber test & evaluation. Mondschein is also leading work addressing organizational and technological challenges that cities and other communities face during digital transformations. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance Working Group, which works with partnering cities to develop and implement model technology policies. Prior to joining RAND in March 2019, Mondschein led projects for DARPA and OSD studying pathways to ensure the viability of a domestic microelectronics innovation ecosystem. He completed his Ph.D. in chemistry in May 2018 at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied materials for renewable energy storage solutions, including fuel cells, batteries, water electrolyzers and nitrogen fixation.