Contributions to funding agencies as research proposal reviewer

  • 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).