Time to Start Inviting Members to the Industrial Advisory Board

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UCFER has started to establish an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB, depicted in the UCFER organization chart, will provide advice to the director of the UCFER on areas of research that would be of interest to coal, natural gas, and oil industries. The director, in consultation with the Executive Council, will recruit industry representatives to the IAB, who will serve in a voluntary capacity and participate in the UCFER’s annual review meeting, interim reviews, and other activities of the UCFER that the director determines to be appropriate. The IAB will seek to identify opportunities for industry to collaborate in the UCFER’s research areas. The IAB will provide advice and guidance on the industrial relevance of research projects and the outreach and technology transfer to industry.

Members of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) should have recent, significant, senior-level experience in a firm engaged in commercial activity relating to fossil energy. In most cases, this experience would be with a for-profit entity but could in some cases be with a non-profit entity. Experience at the level of vice president, chief scientist, chief technology officer, chief engineer, or similar seniority is desirable. At the time of appointment to the IAB, the member should be currently serving in such a capacity. If not, they should have been serving in such a capacity fewer than ten years before the time of their appointment to the IAB.