Contribution to Expert Panels for Funding Agencies, Governments, Universities, Industries

  • Invited Expert Evaluator: – Feb. 2021. Expert Panel Evaluation Committee - The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Project Review: WASEABI for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking and the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Invited International Advisory Committee: 2019 – present. International Advisory Committee Panel – Clusters of Excellence - The Fuel Science Center (FSC) – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources – RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
  • 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. 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 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 Discussion Panel: Roundtables at A Canadian Conversation: Climate Change, Clean 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 – Apr. 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 Evaluator: – 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.
  • 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: May – Jun. 2015. 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 Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Bioenergy Category: Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015. Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Ottawa, CA.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator and Rapporteur: – Oct., 2014. 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: May - Jun., 2014 - 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: Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) – 2014 – Review of Technologies for Low/No Carbon Alternative Fuels – Mar. 27, 2014, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Invited Expert Evaluator and Rapporteur: 2012-2013 - Expert Panel 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.
  • Invited as Expert Panelist: 2010 – Expert Panel 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 Rapporteur: 2008-09 – Expert Panel Evaluation Committee - The 7th Research Framework Programme on Sustainable Biorefineries for the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Reviewer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-CREATE Program) (2012-present).
  • Reviewer: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund Program) (2012- present).
  • Reviewer: Canada Research Chairs Program – College of Reviewers (2012-present).
  • Reviewer: Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions – R & D proposals (2010 – present).
  • Reviewer: NSERC-Discovery Grants Program (2010-present).
  • Reviewer: NSERC-Strategic Projects Program.
  • Reviewer: NSERC-CRD Programs (2016- present).
  • Reviewer: Ontario Centres of Excellence Funding Program, Toronto, Ontario (2013-present).
  • Reviewer: The USA and Israel Binational Agricultural and Research Development Fund (BARD).