Zuo-Guang Ye
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Zuo-Guang Ye was born and grew up in China. In 1984, he attended the University of Bordeaux,
France and pursued his graduate studies in the CNRS Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry (with
(Prof. Paul Hagenmuller and Prof. Jean Ravez), where received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science
in 1988 for his work on oxyfluorides-based ferroelectric materials. He then moved to the University of
Geneva, Switzerland as a post-doc fellow in 1989 (with Prof. Hans Schmid) and became a lecturer in
1991. At the University of Geneva, he worked on the multiferrroic boracite and complex perovskite
single crystals. In 1996, he accepted a position of associate professor at Niigata University, Japan. He
joined the faculty of Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby, Canada in 1997, where he has been a
full professor since 2003. He served as the associate chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2004
to 2006, and became Chair in May 2009. He is one of the founding directors of 4D LABS at SFU.
Ye’s research interests include (i) growth and characterization of relaxor-based piezo- and ferroelectric
single crystals, (ii) multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials, and (iii) lead-free piezo- and
ferroelectrics. He has been an active contributor to the ONR and DARPA research programs on
high-performance piezoelectric single crystals. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed research
papers (with over 3000 SCI citations by others) and is the editor of “Handbook of Advanced Dielectric,
Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials - Synthesis, Properties and Applications” (Woodhead
Publishing 2008). Ye’s key contributions to the developments of relaxor-based piezcrystals and PZT
single crystals and his seminal work on the understanding of relaxor ferroelectric properties have been
well recognized in the international community.

Dr. Ye has served in the international advisory board of several conferences (the Asian Meeting of
Ferroelectrics, the International Symposium of the Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic
Structures, the International Symposium on Micro- and Nano-scale Domain Structuring in
Ferroelectrics, and the International Symposium on Innovations in Advanced Materials for Optics &
Electronics) and was an organizer or co-organizer of symposia at such conferences as the American
Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, the Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramics and Glass
Technology, the Pacific Rim Chemistry Conference, the International Meeting on Ferroelectrics and
the IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics). He is currently the chair of the
Piezoelectric Single Crystals Standardization Committee.
Ye has been a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Ferroelectrics Standing Committee of
the IEEE’s Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society since 2006. He is the general chair
for the 20th IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics which will be held in
Vancouver on July 24 – 27, 2011.

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