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Dr. Greg. F. Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Greg F. Naterer.

Greg F. Naterer, PhD, P.Eng., FCSME, FASME, FEIC

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Tel: (709) 864-8810
Fax: (709) 864-8975

Research areas

Energy systems; Heat transfer; Multiphase and reacting flows; Hydrogen production; Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.


Greg Naterer is dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and is a professor of mechanical engineering. Dr. Naterer is an innovative leader in engineering education. His achievements and contributions to engineering span a range of fields, including education, research and professional practice. He has served the engineering profession with dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Dr. Naterer has made significant contributions to mechanical engineering, specifically in the fields of energy systems, heat transfer, hydrogen production and fluid mechanics. He led an international hydrogen research consortium, involving eight collaborating institutions, five countries and six industrial partners, which developed the world's first large-scale copper-chlorine cycle of thermochemical water splitting for hydrogen production. He has contributed over 200 journal papers, six patents, and three books in the fields of thermal-fluids and energy systems.

Among his awards and honours for research and teaching, he received the CNS Innovative Achievement Award from the Canadian Nuclear Society. He has been the recipient of the Best Professor Teaching award from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Engineering Student Society. He co-authored papers that received best paper awards, including the IAHE Best Paper award, 3rd International Conference on Hydrogen Production, and Best Paper award of the ASME 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. He received the UOIT Research Excellence Award, Provincial Workplace Safety and Health Award, among others.

Dr. Naterer has served in prominent national and international leadership roles in engineering research and education. He chaired the NSERC Discovery Grant Committee (Mechanical Engineering), Thermophysics Technical Committee of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and an international hydrogen production division of IAHE (International Association of Hydrogen Energy). He has actively contributed to the engineering profession through activities such as serving as executive director of the PEO Lake Ontario Chapter and Iron Ring Warden of Camp One.

Dr. Naterer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1995. Dr. Naterer and his wife, Josie, have three children. Prior to Memorial University of Newfoundland, he was associate dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, as well as a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems, Tier 1. Dr. Naterer is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).