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Advisory board

Chair

Thomas Duever
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University

Matthieu Bureau
Vice President, Power Systems Canada, Schneider Electric

Tom Chapman
Senior Manager, Market Development and Strategy, Independent Electricity System Operator

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Martin Huang
Vice President, System Operations, Hydro One

Steven Liss

Steven Liss
Vice President, Research and Innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University

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Elias Lyberogiannis
Executive Vice President, Planning and Chief Engineering and Modernization Officer, Toronto Hydro

Neetika Sathe
Vice President, Green Energy & Technology (GRE&T) Centre, Alectra

Thomas Timmins
Leader, Energy Sector Group, Gowling WLG

Bala Venkatesh
Academic Director, Centre for Urban Energy, Toronto Metropolitan University

Administration

Bala Venkatesh
Academic Director

Karen Ho-Cespedes
Manager, Research Projects

Eleonora Achiluzzi
Project Manager

Michelle Mota
Receptionist and Departmental Assistant

Taylor Webb
 Clean Energy Zone Management Assistant

Research Fellows

Amr Adel
IESO Research Fellow

Jessie Ma
IESO Research Fellow

Thiago Ramos Fernandes
Research Fellow

Ahmed S. Khawaja
Research Fellow

Honorary fellows

Sean Conway
Visiting Professor, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Pratap Revuru
Director, Microgrid Solutions and Strategic Partnerships, Schneider Electric

Gary Thompson
Principal Development Specialist, Sustainable Infrastructure and Canada Development Engineering, Johnson Controls

Visiting researchers

Marina Lavorato de Oliveira
Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil

Marcos J. Rider
Assistant ProfessorSchool of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil

Research assistants

Abdelrahman Aldik
PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Pascoal Rigolin
PhD Graduate, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Principal investigators

Umberto Berardi
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Building Science, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Alan Fung
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Zaiyi Liao
Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Jennifer McArthur 
Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Phil Walsh
Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

David Xu        
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Amirnaser Yazdani  
Professor and Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Mohammadreza Arani
Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Bala Venkatesh
Academic Director of the Centre for Urban Energy, Tenured Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Richard Ford
Senior Project Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Tony Orsi
Patent Agent and Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Pratap Revuru
Director, Microgrid Solutions and Strategic Partnerships, Schneider Electric

Phil Walsh
Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan (Formerly Ryerson) University

Aleck Dadson
Senior Advisor, Energy & Utilities StrategyCorp Inc.