Peter Adriaens, Ph.D., P.E., BCEEM


Dr. Adriaens is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the Ross School of Business, where he serves as CleanTech advisor to the Wolverine Venture Fund of the University of Michigan. He is past-President of the Association of Environmental Science and Engineering Professors, a member-by-eminence of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering, and a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Applied Sciences. Following a 20-year career focused on validating laboratory-based bioremediation, environmental sensing and green building technologies in the field, his current work focuses on CleanTech innovation and entrepreneurship. He teaches courses on Business Models, Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals, CleanTech Venture Assessment, and Sustainability Finance. Dr. Adriaens is co-developer of the KeyStone Compact™, a business analytical and strategic positioning tool that has been applied on nearly 750 global companies in North America, Asia, and Europe. He co-founded Water Risk Analytics, a big data and software services firm addressing financial services clients. He is Director at CleanTech Acceleration Partners, a business services firm, and Director at the Watershed Capital Group (Atlanta), focused on Impact Investments. Professor Adriaens holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, did postdoctoral work at Stanford University, and has an M.S. and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Gent, Belgium.