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Office of the President

 

PROF. KENNETH S. JULIEN



President of UTT

Kenneth Julien, Professor Emeritus of Energy Systems, University of the West Indies (UWI) holds an outstanding 35-year record as an academic and has been the driving force in the development of the national energy sector. He was the first West Indian Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, UWI St. Augustine and the first Caribbean national to attain the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA. He holds patents for electrical systems and has published extensively in his field. He has taught and mentored numerous engineers, many of whom now hold key positions in the energy sector.

Kenneth Stephen Julien was born on September 2nd 1932 in Arouca, Trinidad. He attended St.Mary's College then worked as an apprentice at United British Oilfields of Trinidad (UBOT). He studied at the University of Nottingham, England on an UBOT scholarship and gained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with first class honours in 1957. He was the first Ph.D. graduate in electrical energy systems from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 1962. He joined the staff of the newly established Faculty of Engineering, UWI St. Augustine and was the first local engineering lecturer with a Ph. D. He later became one the of the youngest Deans in the Commonwealth and was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1970, posts he held until retirement in 1996. He was named Professor Emeritus in 1997.

In 1974, Professor Julien chaired the Energy Coordination Task Force which examined the potential use of natural gas. This group managed the country's thrust into the global gas market and the diverse new industries of methanol, ammonia and power generation. Professor Julien also steered post-independence industrial development through his directorship of the National Energy Corporation, the Industrial Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago, and Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission, among other state companies.

He guides Trinidad and Tobago's present industrial thrust based on local energy, technological innovation and human capital. He achieves this in part through his chairmanship of Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Limited, the developer of the Wallerfield science and technology park; his presidency of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and his leadership of Kenesjay Systems Limited, a consulting company specializing in energy.

For his outstanding service to Trinidad and Tobago, Professor Julien was awarded his homeland's highest honour, the Trinity Cross, in 2003.
 

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Visit of the Honourable Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada Visit of the Honourable Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada MHTL's CEO, Mr Rampersad Motilal present cheque to Professor Kenneth S. Julien Visit of the Indian High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Malay Mishra Visit of the Indian High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Malay Mishra
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IBM Signing TGTC TGTC Sod Turning Sod Turning
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Inauguration Ceremony of UTT Campus Chaguaramas Inauguration Ceremony of UTT Campus Chaguaramas Inauguration Ceremony of UTT Campus Chaguaramas Inauguration Ceremony of UTT Campus Chaguaramas Launch of ASL
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President George Maxwell Richards visits UTT Campus Chaguaramas President George Maxwell Richards visits UTT Campus Chaguaramas President George Maxwell Richards visits UTT Campus Chaguaramas Induction of UTT Student Guild Induction of UTT Student Guild
 
 

Press Releases

bullet 16th April 2009
  Private sector needed in tertiary education - Newsday, April 16, 2009
bullet 15th August 2008
  UTT Hosts Prime Minister Tillman Thomas
bullet 27th July 2007
  Methanol Research A Step In The Right Direction - Trinidad Express, Friday 27 July, 2007
bullet 27th February 2007
  Keynote Address by Professor Kenneth S. Julien - Chairman of the Natural Gas Export Task Force at the Trinidad and Tobago Petrol
bullet 17th November 2006
  Excellence is a moving target - by Prof. Kenneth S. Julien
bullet 30th December 2005
  Sunday Express December 11, 2005 - Remember me as a teacher - Professor Kenneth Julien
bullet 29th November 2005
  UTT Chairman inducted into St. Mary's College Hall of Frame