Zane Ostoin is a junior at Case Western Reserve University with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. His deep interest in solar energy ranges from the installation of systems to the chemistry of the solar cells. He works in a Macromolecular Physics lab at Case Western Reserve University under Professor Hore, investigating stimuli responsive polymer brushes. He spent the summer working on his own project after being awarded an undergraduate research grant through the University. Zane is the Malawi Project lead for Humanitarian Design Corps in which a team of students will be installing solar panels on a research shed at the University Farm, and then scaling the project to install it in Malawi at the Kasungu National Park. In his spare time, he enjoys exercise, playing guitar, reading, and hopes to one day read Infinite Jest.