Dr. Siyu Ye received his B.Sc. in 1982 and his Ph. D. in 1988, both from Xiamen University. He was a Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany (1988-1991) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada (1991-1993). From 1994 to 2000, he was a senior research scientist at the Hydro-Québec Research Institute, Canada. In 2000, Dr. Ye joined Ballard Power Systems as a senior research scientist. He was promoted to principal research scientist in 2002. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, South China University of Technology.
Dr. Ye is recognized as a leading expert in electrocatalysis and electrocatalyst development for fuel cells. He has been instrumental in developing Ballard’s high performance, durable anode and cathode catalyst technology. Presently, Dr. Ye is leading Ballard’s next generation catalyst technology development as well as the management of a couple of Ballard’s research collaboration projects. He has more than twenty years of fuel cell experience with expertise in catalyst materials and electrode & MEA design. He is the most prolific inventor at Ballard. He has over 100 peer-reviewed papers, as well as many patents and patent applications. Dr. Ye is author or co-author of one book and several book chapters. He has been an invited speaker at many professional conferences. He has been a co-organizer and/or chair of technical symposiums and workshops in various technical society meetings, including the International Society of Electrochemistry, the Electrochemical Society, the Canadian Society of Chemistry, and the International Association for Green Energy, ECAT2014.