When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma blew through the southern United States, they left millions without power. During such natural disasters, access to electricity is more critical than ever, allowing hospitals to run medical equipment, letting people charge phones and computers to communicate with the outside world, and powering lifesaving…
As project manager on Rocky Mountain Institute’s Shine Program, Titiaan helps small utilities, municipalities, and corporates to procure 0.5–5 MW solar at much lower costs, making clean energy affordable to more North Americans. Titiaan is responsible for Shine’s projects in Texas and the Southeast (including North Carolina).
Titiaan joined Rocky Mountain Institute in 2014, as Special Aide to Amory Lovins. Before moving to Colorado, Titiaan founded Cool Schools, an initiative to install solar PV on elementary schools; and Kairos Society the Netherlands, a network of young, impact-driven entrepreneurs. As an engineering undergraduate student, Titiaan co-founded Bodega Ksi, a high-end catering company.
Titiaan briefly worked with Nest Labs to develop product specs for the German market; with FirstFuel Software on data science and interface design; and with Infosys to identify opportunities for energy efficiency and onsite renewables in India.
Titiaan loves to foster environments in which people can learn. He has co-taught energy seminars at Stanford University, Olin College, and MIT; and led a hackathon at MIT Medialab’s India Initiative in Mumbai. He is a founding team member of Spokes America, an annual cross-U.S. bicycle trip in which college students teach hands-on engineering classes to teenagers.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
M.Sc., Sustainable Energy Technologies,Delft University of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology and ETH Zürich
New York City
WHY I LOVE WORKING AT RMI
“I am inspired by the joy and commitment with which RMI colleagues spend each day fully focused on accelerating the shift to a clean energy economy.”