Zuo-Guang Ye is a professor in the Department of Chemistry & 4D LABS at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree from l’Université de Bordeaux I, France, and did post-doc research at l’Université de Genève, Suisse. He joined the faculty of Simon Fraser University in 1997, and has been a full professor with tenure since 2003. Ye’s research interests include (i) growth and characterization of high-performance piezo-/ferroelectric single crystals, (ii) multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials, (iii) lead-free piezo-/ferroelectrics, and (iv) relaxor ferroelectricity and its microscopic mechanism. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed research papers (with nearly 6000 SCI citations by others and an H-Index of 42) and 10 review articles and book chapters, and was editor of the book on “Advanced Dielectric, Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials.”

Ye was named “Info-Tech Oulu Lecturer” at the University of Oulu, Finland (2010, 2014), and is currently a “Qian-Ren Scholar” with the International Centre for Dielectric Research at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He received the 2014 IEEE UFFC-S Ferroelectrics Recognition Award “for his substantial contributions to the research and developments of relaxor-based piezocrystals and PZT single crystals and his seminal work on the understanding of relaxor ferroelectric properties.”

Ye is an Editor of the Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, and was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction of Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. He also served as a Guest-Editor of Journal of Applied Physics. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE UFFC-Society. He has been chairing the International Committee for Relaxor-Based Piezoelectric Single Crystals Standardization since 2007.

Ye was the Conference Chair for the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC-2014, June 1-5, 2014, Vancouver), and the General Co-Chair for the joint 20th IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics / International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (July 24 – 27, 2011, Vancouver). In addition, he has served in the international advisory boards of several other conferences.