Steve Griffiths

Steve Griffiths


Dr. Steven Griffiths is the Executive Director of Institute Initiatives and a Professor of Practice at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Dr. Griffiths has overall responsibility for research, including large-scale, collaborative research programs and centers, research development, sponsored programs, technology transfer, and research laboratories. Additionally, Dr. Griffiths has an active role in multiple industry, research and innovation bodies outside of Masdar Institute, including the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) Board of Directors and the Zayed Future Energy Prize Selection Committee. Dr. Griffiths is an associate editor, a member of the editorial board of the international journal Energy Strategy Reviews, and author of various works in the energy policy and energy strategy fields.

Prior to joining Masdar Institute, Dr. Griffiths was the Executive Director of the MIT/Abu Dhabi Program at the Technology andDevelopment Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the founding Executive Vice President of Light Pharma Inc. Dr. Griffiths has worked internationally as part of these previous roles, leading the development and implementation of technical and strategic partnerships. His interests and expertise lie in process design, technology strategy and financial analysis in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, and advanced energy technologies.

Dr. Griffiths holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Courses / Teaching Interests:

  • Technology Strategy
  • Sustainable Energy

Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Technology strategy
  • Technology transfer
  • Management and innovaton processes
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Renewable energy and sustainability investment

Selected Publications

  • Biwer, S. Griffiths and C.L. Cooney, “Uncertainty analysis of Penicillin v Production using Monte Carlo simulation”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2005, vol. 90, pg. 167.
  • S. Griffiths and C.L. Cooney, “Development of a peptide mapping procedure to identify and quantify methionine oxidation in recombinant human a1-antitrypsin”, Journal of Chromatography A, 2002, vol. 942, pg. 133.
  • S. Griffiths and C.L. Cooney, “Relationship between protein structure and methionine reactivity in recombinant human a1-antitrypsin”, Biochemistry, 2002, vol. 41, pg. 6,245.