Department of Mechanical Engineering professor and Faculty Applied Science associate dean of research and industrial partnerships, Dr. Walter Mérida, has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). This prestigious honour recognizes Canadian engineers whose contributions to engineering and impact on society has been significant. Dr. Mérida is one of three professors in the Faculty of Applied Science to be inducted as a CAE fellow, alongside Dr. Warren Pool and Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, and one of fifty inductees from across Canada. Here is Dr. Mérida’s CAE citation, recognizing his many contributions to clean energy and university leadership:
Associate Dean, Research and Industrial Partnerships, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia
Dr. Mérida is an internationally recognized clean technology innovator. He has developed energy system architectures, integrated hydrogen solutions, and techno-economic models to enable a low-carbon society. His research spans the scales of energy conversion: from fundamental materials characterization, to supercritical water electrolysis, to city-scale testbeds linking energy storage, transportation, telecommunications and urban design. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships for Applied Science, and a Senior Advisor to UBC’s President and Vice Chancellor. He serves on several Advisory Boards, and most recently, he co-chaired UBC’s Climate Emergency Taskforce.