Dr Sayed Iftekhar is an environmental and resource economist. He was awarded a PhD from University of Western Australia in 2012 where he studied the application of combinatorial auction designs for procuring environmental goods and services. He was awarded the best PhD thesis by the Australian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society. Currently, Dr Iftekhar is a Senior Research Fellow/ARC DECRA Fellow in the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP) in the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment. He has published more than 50 journal articles and 4 book chapters, and has delivered/contributed to 70 conference papers or presentations. Dr Iftekhar has secured more than $2.5 million AUD in industry grants and is a member of the NESP 5.1 project.