Vivian Ogechi Nwadiaru is an Energy Research Consultant currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before this, she completed an International Climate Protection Research Fellowship funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Oxford. She has worked for the African Union Commission and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) as a consultant on projects relating to climate change, and energy

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Academia / research


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Current employer

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Work experience

  • Instructor University Without Walls and Researcher
    University of Massachusetts Amherst - Part-time From September 2020 to Present

    Develop a pre-college summer class on energy transition, integrating topics on resilience, social justice, and health to provide a technical and culturally relevant energy education experience. Integrate innovative pedagogical approaches to stimulate student’s interest and drive engagement. Design quantitative metrics to capture and measure community values around energy access and alternative energy technology. Examine net costs and benefits of energy policy measures.


  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst From August 2020 to September 2023
  • Energy Engineering
    Université Abou Bekr Belkaid, Tlemcen From October 2015 to September 2017

Area of expertise

Economic modelling Energy policy Energy market models Engineering


  • Igbo
  • English
  • Yoruba
  • French
  • German


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