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How do we achieve our mission?
At WISE, we recognize that the energy issues facing our society are complex. That's why our over 100 experts are drawn from dozens of different disciplines spanning engineering, environment, science, applied health studies, math and arts. Energy issues also involve multiple stakeholders. We work closely with utilities, private-sector partners, government and the non-profit sector to ground our work in real-world issues. We offer our partners the full spectrum of energy R&D, education and training and commercialization activities.
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We believe the biggest breakthroughs come from uniting leading researchers from dozens of disciplines.

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We're working with industry, government and the non-profit sector to create sustainable energy solutions.

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Our research shapes public attitudes, informs energy policies and improves quality of life at home and around the globe.

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Our Team

Pasted ImageJatin Nathwani, Professor, Ontario Research Chair and Executive Director

Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels. His current focus is on competitive energy policies to enable the innovations required for the transition of the global energy system to a lower carbon energy economy. WISE promotes policies to enhance the environmental and economic performance over the long term.

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Pasted ImageArmughan Al-Haq, Manager, Program Development, Partnerships and Finance

Armughan is responsible for the successful execution of multiple R&D projects initiated by WISE in collaboration with different universities, research institutes, government agencies, and industry partners. He manages the strategic initiatives of WISE in enhancing its project portfolio, investment capital, and I.P capacity in the renewable energy sector leading to research commercialization, prototype development, and deployment of pilot projects on a nationwide scale.

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Pasted ImageNigel Moore, Manager, Global Programs and Initiatives

Nigel is responsible for the successful management of the Affordable Energy for Humanity Global Change Initiative at WISE. This new international research project will focus on addressing energy poverty through the development of low carbon energy systems that are responsive to the needs of the global populations that need them the most. 

new.pngLaurie Larochelle, Administrative Assistant

Laurie oversees all daily administrative functions at WISE and serves as the administrative assistant to the Executive Director. Laurie's strong customer focus allows WISE members and partners to concentrate their efforts on driving innovative energy solutions with the assurance that they will be able to do so within a first-class and highly professional environment.

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Pasted ImageJessica Strickler, Communications Specialist

Jessica manages the Drive4Data project, facilitating communication between car dealerships, customers, and technology partners in order to enhance access to electric vehicle information for UW researchers. She is also responsible for managing the website content, design and development of marketing campaigns and other graphic-related aspects of WISE project materials.

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