Leadership and Advisory Team
Peter Adriaens, Professor
CEE/Ross/SEAS: Business and Financial Risk Models for Industry Value Chains
Carol Menassa, Professor
& John L. Tishman Faculty Scholar, CEE: Sustainable & Intelligent Infrastructure Systems
Yafeng Yin, Professor
CEE; Mobility and Transportation Systems
SangHyun Lee, Professor
John L. Tishman Faculty Scholar; CEE ; Dynamic Project Management
Glen Daigger, Professor
of Practice, CEE: Environmental and Water Resources Systems
Jerry Lynch (ex officio)
Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Internal Advisory Board
Ravi Anupindi, Director
Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
Professor of Technology & Operations
Faculty Director, Center for Value Chain Innovation
Michael Barr, Director
Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School, the Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, the Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law, and faculty director of the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy.
Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations and Finance
David Brophy, Director
Professor of Finance
Director, Office for the Study of Private Equity Finance
CEEFA Representative (ex officio), TBA
About the Director
Peter Adriaens, PhD PE BCEEM
Professor of Environmental Engineering & Finance, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; Professor, School for Sustainability and the Environment
I started as an environmental engineer in 1992, focused on translating laboratory-based models and technologies into field demonstrations, practitioner workshops and engagements with a wide range of industries (e.g. GE, OxyChem, Dow Chemical, Holcim). My research and teaching interests shifted to business entrepreneurship in 2006, when new business and financing models were necessary to drive market uptake of new technologies in the CleanTech space. Engagement with the Global CleanTech Cluster Association (GCCA), the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), and financial services industry partners resulted in the development of scalable financing models for green infrastructure. Since 2014, this work is being translated in multi-asset renewal funds (MARF) powered by financial technologies to transform legacy economies and industries, including in the Great Lakes Region (e.g. Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Blue Growth Fund).
Research. My expertise bridges environmental technology and green finance, funded by $28M. in grants and industry support. Since 2005, my work has focused on data-driven financing and business models for infrastructure and sustainable growth strategies. How can the capital markets and financial technology be harnessed to stimulate industrial renewal and green growth?
Teaching and Service. Engineering Economics and Finance, Business Model Design, Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals, CleanTech Venture Assessment, Environmental Finance, and Capital Markets Risk from Water. Strategic consultancies to the Asia Development Bank, the United Nations Department of Environmental and Social Affairs (DESA), and the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers Council.
Awards and Recognitions. Member-by-eminence, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES); Member, Flemish Royal Academy of Applied Sciences (KVAB); Finnish Distinguished Professor (2013-2016); Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship (Suzhou, China; 2006-2016).
Acting CTO, Equarius Risk Analytics LLC, a financial technology firm focused on water risk in securities; Co-Founder and CEO, Corymbus Asset Management, a financial technology firm focused on algorithmic assessment of investment grade and multi-asset fund designs.
Postdoctoral scholar: Stanford University (1989-1992); PhD, University of California (1986-1989); MS, University of Gent (1984-1986); BSE, University of Gent (1981-1984)
Moya, R. R. Hampshire, S. Shen, S. Zielinski, and P. Adriaens. 2018. Data Commodity Swaps and Pooled Derivatives: Potential Impacts of Data Supply Chains on Monetization Models in the Smart Mobility Industry. Submitted for review. Int. J. Production Economics.
Adriaens, P. and A. Tahvanainen. 2016. Financial Technology for Industrial Renewal. ETLA Press. 279 pp. (available at https://www.etla.fi/en/publications/financial-technology-for-industrial-renewal/)
Kotiranta, A., A. Tahvanainen, M. Ritola, and P. Adriaens. 2016. Leveraging Physical Assets for Value Creation Through Cleanweb Firms: The Finnish Cleantech Space in Transition. Working Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2611231. Submitted to California Management Review.
Larson, W.L., P.L. Freedman, V. Passinsky, E. Grubb and P Adriaens. 2012. Mitigating Corporate Water Risk: Financial Market Tools and Supply Management Strategies. Water Alternatives 5(3): 582-602.