Dr Steven Wesley Griffiths
Senior Vice President, Research and Development
Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Steven Griffiths is Senior Vice President for Research and Development and Professor of Practice at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. At Khalifa University, he oversees the development and implementation of the university’s research strategy and operations.
In addition to his executive management role at Khalifa University, Dr. Griffiths is a member of the Emirates Research and Development Council, a member of the Dubai Future Council on Energy, an elected member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, a Zayed Sustainability Prize Selection Committee member, a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Low-Carbon Resources Initiative Research Advisory Committee, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Middle East Advisory Council, a Governing Board member of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Center at the University of Manchester, a member of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Expert Group, advisor to the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, and a board member of the Microsoft Energy Core. He is also Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of Elsevier’s international journal Energy Strategy Reviews, Editorial Board member of Elsevier’s international journal Smart Energy, Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of Springer’s international journal Energy Transitions and a non-resident Fellow of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. In 2017, Dr. Griffiths was Co-Chair of the Solar World Congress and International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry and was General Chair of the 2019 International Association for Energy Economics Middle East Symposium.
Dr. Griffiths holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.