Adewale Adesanya

Research Assistant
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, U.S.A.

Dr. Adesanya received a Ph.D. degree in Environmental and Energy Policy from Michigan Technological University, where he worked extensively on the analysis of pathways to just 100 percent renewable energy in the U.S. His expertise spans researching, energy systems modelling, energy justice, energy policy analysis, and climate advocacy towards clean and renewable energy transition. Dr. Adesanya has worked and is still working in collaboration with utilities, stakeholders, community members, regulators in the state of Michigan to develop pathways to renewable energy transition and sustainable development. He has about two decades industrial working and researching experience across the globe, including in the U.S., Germany, Scotland, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tuvalu in the production, oil and gas, renewable energy and public service regulatory sectors. He has published and is still publishing in various energy journals on energy transition at residential, industrial, community, regional and national scales.

Dr. Adesanya is an associate member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and one of the awardees of the prestigious 40 under 40 Energy News Network for the year 2020. He has also been recognized as a leader for Michigan Clean Energy Leaders (MCEL) project, a year project where top 15 young leaders in various energy sectors in Michigan are convened to drive the current and future clean energy economy and growth in the state. The project is supported by E2 as a program of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and with partnership of Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, and 1 Hotels. Dr. Adesanya is also one of the inaugural fellows of Pan-African Scientific Research Council.

Member Type
Junior Fellow