Pete Poovanna is 'The Canadian Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholar.' Pete holds a PhD in mechatronic systems engineering from Simon Fraser University, a Master's degree in Engineering from Coventry University, UK and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Pete held a position of senior engineer in Bosch, Germany. Pete Poovanna is a frequent contributor to The Georgia Straight and Policy Options. He has several scientific publications related to clean energy.