Peter Wild

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Executive Director, IESVic
NSERC Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems Design Engineering
B.A.Sc. (UBC), PhD (UVic), P.Eng.

Peter WildDr. Wild was granted his B.A.Sc. from UBC in 1983 and then practiced for seven years in industry as a design engineer.

He completed his PhD in 1994 at UVic, working on the development of a reverse osmosis technology that used centrifugal force to desalinate water. Dr. Wild won the Governor General's Gold Medal for his dissertation on the machine which consumed 20 to 40 per cent less energy per gallon of fresh water produced than conventional desalinization units.

Dr. Wild subsequently received his first faculty appointment at Queen's University. During his tenure at Queen's, he established a well-funded research program with strong links to the pulp and paper, automotive and metal forming industries.

In 2003, Dr. Wild returned to UVic and became a member of IESVic. In 2007, he became IESVic’s Executive Director.

Research interests

  • Integration of renewable energy into the grid
  • Energy systems for remote communities
  • Wave/tidal energy systems
  • Optical sensors for in-situ monitoring of fuel cells

Contact information

Office: EOW 521
Phone: 250-721-8901
Fax: 250-721-6323

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