Peter A. Adriaens
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Dr. Adriaens is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He directs the Center and Master of Engineering program in Smart Infrastructure Finance, focused on efficient financing mechanisms for public and private infrastructure systems. The Center is a co-founder of the University’s FinTech Collaboratory with the FinTech Initiative in the Ross School of Business and the Center on Finance, Law and Policy in the Ford School for Public Policy.
He was President of the Association of Environmental Science and Engineering Professors (AEESP), is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering, and of the Belgian Royal Academy of Applied Sciences and the Arts. Previously, he was Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Sichuan University (China) and at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA, Finland) focused on investment and financing models for green economic transitioning. He serves as investment advisor to the Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform under auspices of the Council of Great Lakes Governors.
He is co-founder of Equarius Risk Analytics, a financial technology startup focused on asset risk pricing and corporate risk management from water risk exposure.
Cai, H., P. Adriaens, and M.Xu. 2016. Travel patterns as leading indicators for the decarbonization of transportation in a shared economy. Environmental Sci. Technol.., In Preparation.
Adriaens, P., Y. Liu, K. Sun and R. Gao. 2016. Smart Beta for Water Risk-Corrected Stock Allocation Indices. In preparation for MIT Sloan Management Review.
Adriaens, P., K. Sun, C. Ouyang, and R. Gao. 2016. Regional and Industry Sector Impacts of Water Risk: A Market Signaling Perspective. In preparation for Environmental Science and Technology.
Kotiranta, A., A. Tahvanainen, M. Ritola, and P. Adriaens. 2015. Leveraging Physical Assets for Value Creation Through Cleanweb Firms: The Finnish Cleantech Space in Transition. Ross School of Business Paper No. 1279. In preparation for California Management Review.
Adriaens, P., K. Sun, C. Ouyang and R. Gao. 2015. Bridging Physical and Financial Business Water Risk: waterVar and waterbeta Metrics for Equity and Portfolio Risk Assessment. Ross School of Business Paper No. 1237. In preparation for J. Business Economics.
Tekes – Finnish Innovation Fund. Towards Sustainable Positioning for Value Capture and Investability - A Roadmap for Finnish CleanTech, $2M (2016).
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Association (NCIIA). SMART E-Team Course: Reverse Innovation Ventures in New Mobility (2013-2014). $35K.
NSF Workshop. Integrating Economic and Financial Principles into Environmental Engineering Research and Education (2010-2013) $50K.
NSF. Valuing Water in Business Water Risk Mitigation: The Case for Opportunity-Cost Based Metrics, 09/01/13- 08/31/16, ($304K) Pending.
The Dow Chemical Company. Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study, (2004-2010) Co-PI $15 M. ($ 2.7M to co-PI).
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside (environmental science)
M.S., Ghent University (environmental science and engineering)
B.S, Ghent University (environmental science and engineering)