Dr. Walter Mérida
Walter began his career in clean technology working with Ballard Power Systems, British Gas Investments Canada, and academic partners more than twenty years ago. He was a founder and Board member for General Hydrogen Corporation, and the Institute for Breakthrough Energy Technologies in Vancouver. He leads the Natural Gas Futures research consortium, and the Transportation Futures Group at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, the Academic Council for the Global Alliance on Powerfuels, and the Climate Change Advisory Board for Toronto Dominion Insurance.
At UBC, Walter has served as director for the Clean Energy Research Centre, and he is currently the Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships in the Faculty of Applied Science.