LJ Grobler currently holds the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University, South Africa. He was born and matriculated in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa. He obtained his BEng (Mech), MEng (Mech) and PhD from the University Pretoria, South Africa. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and a Registered Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng). He has gained extensive experience in all facets of energy management and has audited and assessed many commercial and industrial energy systems with hands-on involvement in over 300 projects. As a trainer he has trained over 650 CEMs for the Southern African region. During 2007/8 he was the President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) based in Atlanta, USA and was the first non-American to become president. He founded the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) in 2002 and was president of the SAEE from 2002 till 2012. He is founding member of the companies Energy Cybernetics, Veritek and CFAM Technologies (director). Prof LJ Grobler received the eta Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 in South Africa for his extensive involvement in energy efficiency through measurement and verification, his visualization program to show energy consumption in buildings, and for setting the benchmark for trainingand development of energy engineers. Watch LJ's acceptance speech.