Jatin Nathwani


Jatin Nathwani (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1979. He was involved in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector over a 30-year period. He brings a unique combination of academic perspectives with extensive experience in the business sector that includes corporate planning and strategy, energy sector policy reform, power system planning, environmental and regulatory affairs, and research program management. In 2007, he joined the University of Waterloo (UW), Waterloo, ON, Canada, where he is currently the Founding Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), holding the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy. As a Leader of WISE, he focuses on bringing together the expertise of UW faculty members to develop and implement large-scale multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with business, industry, governments, and civil society groups, to meet the Institute’s vision of clean energy, accessible, and affordable for all. He is also the Co-Director, with Prof. J. Knebel at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, of the consortium Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H): A Global Change Initiative, which comprises more than 150 leading energy access researchers and practitioners from 50 institutions and 25 countries, focusing on the eradication of energy poverty. He serves on several boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, and radio), having more than 100 publications related to energy and risk management, including seven books. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.


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