Yi Hua "Ed" Ma

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department of Energy

For more than four decades, Yi Hua "Ed" Ma has been at the vanguard of the quest for more abundant and more affordable sources of energy. An internationally recognized researcher and the founder of WPI's Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies, he has led programs that have garnered more than $13 million in external awards and produced more than 100 publications. They have included work that is helping set the stage for the hydrogen economy and the transformation of coal gas into a cleaner and more economically viable fuel for power generation.