Meisam Tabatabaei is a Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. Over the last decade, Meisam has worked closely with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to promote waste-oriented biofuels in the developing world.
Since 2016, he has been the lead collaborator of the Lancet Commission on Public Health and Climate Change (UCL, UK). He has published over 400 publications, including original research papers and reviews in journals such as The LANCET, Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, Nature Food, Trends in Biotechnology, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Henan Agricultural University, China, and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a member of the editorial board for the journals Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, Biofuel Research Journal, Scientific Reports, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Data in Brief, and Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects. Prof. Tabatabaei is the Associate Editor of Critical Reviews in Biotechnology and Resources, Environment, and Sustainability and Senior Editor of e-Prime. Meisam is listed on the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers List (Top 0.1% of scientists in the world) in the Engineering Category, and is a member of the Clarivate Malaysia Hall of Fame.