Professor Jatin Nathwani is the founding Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the inaugural Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy (2007-2020) at the University of Waterloo.
He co-directs, with Professor Joachim Knebel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) the Global Change Initiative – Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H), comprising 150+ leading STEM experts, social scientists, and practitioners from 50+ institutions in 30 countries committed to eradicating global energy poverty.
At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, he leads the research cluster ‘STEM for Global Resilience.’ At WISE, he led research initiatives on accelerating energy transitions for a zero-carbon economy through systems assessments of technology, financing strategies, risk management and public policy.
Prior to his academic appointment, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector for 30 years. He has provided policy advice to the federal and the provincial governments. As a key contributor to Ontario’s electricity system plans, he has played an important role in advancing environmental sustainability at all stages of planning. As the inaugural member of the ‘Energy Transition Network of Ontario (ETNO), he remains engaged at the interface of power system planning and the emergent digital economy.
Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, radio) and has more than 200 publications related to energy policy, environment, and risk management.
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