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Gordon Shaw

Gordon Shaw

Energy Specialist


MS, Mechanical Engineering/Energy Systems, Columbia University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo

Gordon Shaw is a project management and research professional specializing in energy and emerging markets. He has worked across five African countries conducting quantitative research and designing and executing projects in the energy sector. Mr. Shaw’s engineering background and cross-cultural experience contribute to his ability to develop key insights from projects and research.

Currently, Mr. Shaw handles a variety of technical consulting and project management roles, in addition to supporting business development efforts. He has managed pilot projects for innovative mini-grid systems, applied solar irrigation systems to improve agricultural yields, and researched energy market trends and the energy landscape in multiple countries.

Mr. Shaw came to RTI in 2018 from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Center for Africa, where he worked with governments, private sector energy companies, multi-lateral organizations, and NGOs to identify existing gaps in energy access and recommend solutions. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Rwanda as a teacher and managed a project to build a much-needed science lab at his school.

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