Contributions to funding agencies as research proposal reviewer

  • Invited Expert Evaluator: – Nov. 2019. Expert Panel Evaluation Committee - The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on H2020-BBI-JTI-2019 (BBI 2019.SO2.R2): Develop breakthrough technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of pretreatment steps within biorefining operations and BBI 2019.SO2.R6: Improve biorefinery operations through process intensification and new end products for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Invited Expert Review Panel: – Nov. 2019 – Expert Review Panel for Life Cycle Model Development for the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada.
  • Invited Expert Review Panel: – Nov. 2019. invitation to be a member of the letter of intent to apply (LOI) stage of the multidisciplinary review panel for the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) – Exploration 2019, Tri-agency Institutional Program Secretariat, Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC), Canada.
  • Invited International Advisory Committee: 2019 – present. Internal Advisory Committee Panel – Clusters of Excellence Evaluation - The Fuel Science Center (FSC) – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
  • Invited Expert Advisory Committee Member: LCA of GHG Emission of Oil Sands Reference Facilities and Emerging Technologies (Jan. 2018 – August 2020) - Alberta Innovates and Alberta Department of Energy, Alberta Canada.
  • Invited Expert Witness Panel: Senate of Canada – Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications (TRCM) – Bill C – 48: An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast, April 29, 2019, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Invited Expert Discussion Panel: Roundtables at A Canadian Conversation: Climate Change, Clan Growth, and the Energy Opportunities in China, Nov. 27-29, 2018, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator: – Oct. 2018. Expert Panel Evaluation Committee - The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on H2020-BBI-JTI-2018 (BBI 2018.SO1.R1): Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorize residual and side streams for aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Chair and Expert Evaluator for Review Panels: Nov. 2017 – April 2018. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) – Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Application and the Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization Programs, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Invited Expert: Mar, 2018 – present. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) – Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) – Technical Carbon Intensity and Life Cycle Analysis Subgroup, Canada.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator: Mar. – Apr., 2018. Expert Panel Evaluation Committee – Clusters of Excellence Evaluation - The Fuel Science Center (FSC) – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
  • Reviewer Technical Review Committee: Apr. – May, 2017. Alberta Climate Change Office - Technical Review Committee for Energy Generation from the Combustion of Biomass Quantification Protocol, Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
  • Expert Reviewer for the Research Advisory Committee – Mar. 2017 – present. Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta. A Government of Canada’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) initiative to help Canada transition to a low net-carbon energy economy.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator: Oct. – Jan., 2017. Expert Panel Evaluation Committee – Clusters of Excellence Evaluation – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator and Rapporteur – 2014/15 – Sept. – Oct., 2014. Proposal Expert Panel Evaluation Committee - The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on ‘H2020-LCE-2015-1: ‘Developing next generation technologies for biofuels and sustainable alternative fuels’ for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator and Rapporteur  –  2014/15 – May-June, 2015 - Proposal Expert Panel Evaluation Committee - The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on ‘H2020-LCE-2014-1: ‘Developing next generation technologies for biofuels and sustainable alternative fuels’ for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Invited Expert Review Panel – COSIA – 2014 – Review of Technologies for Low/No Carbon Alternative Fuels – March 27, 2014, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator and Rapporteur, Proposal Evaluation Committee - The 7th Research Framework Programme on ‘ENERGY.2013.3.7.1. Support to the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at pan-European level for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. 2012-2013.
  • Invited Review Panelist, Proposal Evaluation Committee - National Science Foundation (NSF), USA for the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) on BIofuels and Chemical Process Systems, Arlington, Virginia, 2010.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator and Rappoteur, Proposal Evaluation Committee - The 7th Research Framework Programme on ‘Sustainable Biorefineries’ for  the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. 2008-2009.
  • Rapporteur and Evaluator - Served on the review panel for The 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission - Sustainable Biorefineries, Brussels, Belgium, 2009 (Stage 1 & 2).
  • Reviewer - National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-Discovery Grants Program).
  • Reviewer- National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-Strategic Projects Program)
  • Reviewer- National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-CRD).
  • Reviewer- North Central Sun Grant Center, South Dakota State University.
  • Reviewer- Ontario Centres of Excellence Funding Program, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Reviewer- The United States and Israel Binational Agricultural and Research Development Fund (BARD).