Peter Adriaens

Peter Adriaens

  • Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, SNRE
Education
  • PostDoc Stanford University 1992
  • PhD University Of California
  • Riverside 1989
  • MS Rijksuniversiteit Gent 1986
  • BS Rijksuniversiteit Gent 1984

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 709-0065
Email
Research

Dr. Adriaens is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Finance in the College of Engineering, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the Ross School of Business, and Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is past-President of the Association of Environmental Science and Engineering Professors, a member-by-eminence of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering (AAEE), and Member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Applied Sciences, where he was recognized for bridging engineering and business entrepreneurship in academia and practice. Most recently, he was awarded a Finnish Distinguished Professorship, focused on portfolio financing models for low carbon economies.

Following a 20-year career in in technology development (environmental sensing, green buildings) and validation, his current work focuses on financial technologies for industrial renewal (link). Specific interests include business water risk models focused on financial risk assessment, reverse innovation strategies for new mobility strategies, and the development of indexes and investment portfolios in emerging cleantech clusters. He teaches courses on Business Models, Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals, CleanTech Venture Assessment, and Sustainability Finance. He is co-developer of the KeyStone Compact™, a data-driven analytical and strategic positioning tool for that has been used by more than 5,000 global early and later stage companies in a wide range of investment domains (CleanTech, BioTech, ITC, space sciences), used by economic development organizations in the US, Europe and Asia.

He is co-founder and CEO of Equarius Risk Analytics, a big data and software analytics financial technology firm addressing equity and portfolio risk and performance issues related to ESG investments. He is CEO at Corymbus Asset Management, built around the KeyStone Compact suite of tools addressing investment strategies across the business lifecycle. As co-Founder and Director of the Global CleanTech Custer Association (GCCA), his interest is in building out value chains for industrial renewal by screening, repositioning and connecting Cleantech clusters and companies. With 56 clusters in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, representing nearly 10,000 companies, and $3.5 bn. under management, the GCCA catalyzes global value system development. For more information, see my LinkedIn profile.

Featured Books

Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services

Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services
Peter Adriaens, Daniel Cantor, Colm Fay, Emily Levine, Chris Zwicke

Recommendations for Increasing Participation in Watershed Conservation Among Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners in the Sebago Lake Watershed, Maine.

Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services

Authors
Peter Adriaens, Daniel Cantor, Colm Fay, Emily Levine, Chris Zwicke
Published Date
04/2013

Source

Erb Institute University of Michigan
0615806236

Reverse Innovation for the New Mobility

Authors
Adriaens, P., D. de Lange, and S. Zielinski
Published Date
07/2013

Source

Rockefeller Foundation
Pages: 
26-40
Catalyzing the New Mobility in Cities: State of the Art and New Business Models
Susan Zielinski

Teaching Entrepreneurial Business Strategies in Global Markets: Comparison of CleanTech Venture Assessment in the US and China

Authors
Peter Adriaens, Tim Faley
Published Date
2012

Source

Edward Elgar Publishing
Entrepreneurship Education in Asia
T. Hugh and D. Kelley

Leading Innovations: CleanTech

Authors
Peter Adriaens
Published Date
2011

Source

Birkshire Publishing
Encyclopedia of Sustainability, V2: The Business of Sustainability
Christensen, K.
Authors
Larson, Wendy, Paul Freedman, Viktor Passinsky, Edward Grubb and Peter Adriaens
Published Date
11/2012

Source

Water Alternatives
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
582-602
Authors
Timothy Towey, Noemi Barabas, Avery Demond, Alfred Franzblau, David Garabrant, Brenda Gillespie, James Lepkowski, Peter Adriaens
Published Date
2012

Source

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
10
Pages: 
2191-2200

The Case for CleanTech Clusters

Authors
Peter Adriaens, Shawn Lesser, Ben Taube
Published Date
02/2012

Source

Environmental Finance
Volume: 
Feb
Issue: 
-
Pages: 
16-18

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