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Steven Griffits

Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Interim Executive Vice President of Research, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST)

He has the position of Vice President for Research, is Interim Associate Provost and Professor of Practice at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (UAE). At the Masdar Institute, Dr Griffiths has overall responsibility for research and academic affairs, including large-scale, collaborative research programs and centres, research development, sponsored programs, technology transfer, and research laboratories.

Besides, Steve Griffits is advisor to the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, he is also engaged as editorial board member and advisor to journals and magazines focused on energy systems and technology innovation.

Prior to that, Steven Griffits was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology and Development Program’s MIT/Abu Dhabi Program and the founding Executive Vice President of Light Pharma Inc. In these roles he has worked internationally in leading the development and implementation of technical solutions and partnerships across multiple sectors.

His interests and expertise span the fields of process design, technology development, and technology strategy.

Dr Griffiths holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the MIT and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.