Dr. Walter Mérida
Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, UBC
A clean energy solutions developer for over 20 years, Walter is now an equal part innovation accelerator energizer bunny. He formed and led a clean-energy partnership between UBC and the Fraunhofer Society in Germany and with 23 other diverse partners. He leads a multi-institutional group (Transportation Futures) at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, serves as Director for the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium, the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, and is one of the founders for the Institute for Breakthrough Energy Technologies in Vancouver, and oh – also oversees a Master of Engineering Leadership program in clean energy.