About the Vice-President, Academic and Research

Dr. Greg Naterer is the Vice-President, Academic and Research. As the University’s chief academic and research officer, he provides academic leadership and effective administrative and fiscal management in support of the University’s mission. Dr. Naterer is also a Professor in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI.

Prior to his appointment at UPEI, Dr. Naterer served as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland (2012 – 2022), where he led substantial growth in faculty, enrolments, and research capacity. Dr. Naterer has served in prominent leadership roles in education and research, nationally and internationally. He was the Chair of Canada’s National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS). He chaired the NSERC Discovery Grant Committee (Mechanical Engineering) and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.

For his leadership contributions at an international level, Dr. Naterer was awarded the K.Y. Lo Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). He received the Jules Stachiewicz Medal of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering for his contributions to heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He was awarded the EIC Julian C. Smith Medal for exceptional achievements in the development of Canada. Dr. Naterer also received a Best Professor Teaching Award from the Engineering Student Society.

Dr. Naterer’s research interests lie in the fields of energy systems, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Previously he was a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems. Dr. Naterer was born in Toronto, Ontario, and received his BMath (Applied Mathematics), MASc (Mechanical Engineering) and PhD (Mechanical Engineering) degrees from the University of Waterloo.