Clear Seas Names Blomerus Executive Director
Clear Seas Center for Responsible Marine Shipping announced that Paul Blomerus, PhD, will assume the position of Executive Director, in March 2020.
Dr. Blomerus is an internationally-experienced researcher and leader in innovation with a background in industry as well as university research management. Most recently, as a Senior Advisor, Research and Industry Partnerships with the University of British Columbia (UBC), he developed two research clusters focused on clean energy and marine systems. Dr. Blomerus’ work at UBC provided him with insights into reconciling economic development with environmental protection while respecting Indigenous rights.
Dr. Blomerus also developed an independent consulting practice specializing in clean energy and policy deployment helping government agencies understand the impact of technology on the transportation sector. Dr. Blomerus is a published author on a range of marine shipping and transportation issues, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a ship fuel to reduce transport emissions and the electrification of Canada’s freight rail sector.
Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Blomerus led large engineering and product development teams for Westport Innovations in Vancouver. He also worked at Rolls-Royce Aerospace holding senior positions in supply chain, intellectual property and customer relationship management. He brings extensive strategic business consultancy knowledge from his experience as an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co., in Chicago.
Dr. Blomerus holds a PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford where he worked as a researcher in an industry-backed research group. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree with first-class honors from the University of Cape Town.