Jeff Dahn Research Group

CV of Jeffery Dahn, Ph.D., FRSC

 

Business Address

Dept. of Physics Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5, Canada Phone: 902-494-2991 Fax: 902-494-5191 e-mail: jeff.dahn@dal.ca

Personal Information

Birthdate: Jan. 9, 1957
Citizenship: Canadian
Marital Status: Married, 3 children

Education

B.Sc. Honours Physics, Dalhousie University 1978
M.Sc. Physics, University of B.C. 1980
Ph.D. Physics, University of B.C.  1982

Employment History

1982-1983 Research Associate, Solid State Chemistry, NRC, Ottawa
1983-1985 Member of Permanent Scientific Staff, Solid State Chemistry, NRC, Ottawa
1985-1987 Project Leader for Materials Science, Moli Energy Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.
1987-1990 Director of Research, Moli Energy Ltd., Burnaby, B.C. 
1990-1994 Associate Professor of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1994-1996 Professor of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
1996-2003 NSERC/3M Canada Inc. Industrial Research Chair, Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada.
2003-present NSERC/3M Canada Inc. Industrial Research Chair, Canada Research Chair in Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells, Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada

Awards

1978-1982 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
1987 Prize for Innovative Physics from the Division of Industrial and Applied Physics, 
1993 W. Lash Miller Award, Canadian Section of the Electrochemical Society
1994 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award
1995 International Battery Materials Association (IBA) Research Award
1995 Honorable Mention, NSERC/Conference Board of Canada University-Industry 
1995 Ranked 8th world-wide for impact of publications in the area of Materials Science between 1990 and 1995 by “Science Watch”.  No other Canadian and no other electrochemical researcher was ranked in the top 25.
1996 Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists (awarded to a physicist under 40 years old for career achievement)
1996 Battery Division Research Award, The Electrochemical Society
1996 British Columbia Science Council Gold Medal for “Solutions through Research”
2000 Appointed associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Nanoelectronics program
2001 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 
2003 NSERC University/Industry Synergy Award 
2004 Faculty of Science Teaching Award, Dalhousie University
2006 The Electrochemical Award, Canadian Section of the Electrochemical Society (awarded only once every 4 years for career achievement in Electrochemistry)
2008 Outstanding Graduate Student Faculty Advisor - Dalhousie University
2008 Nova Scotia Discovery Center "Professional of Distinction" award.
2009 Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Excellence in Teaching
2010 Rio Tinto Alcan Award from Canadian Insitute of Chemistry
2011 Battery Division Technology Award, The Electrochemical Society
2012 Elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society

 

Selected Accomplishments

  • Maintain one of the largest university laboratories in the world devoted to studies of materials for advanced batteries and fuel cells.
  • Helped pioneer the development of the lithium-ion battery.
  • The world leader in the development and understanding of carbonaceous materials for use in lithium-ion batteries.
  • Over 510 publications in refereed journals and 58 separate inventions with associated issued patents and patents pending.
  • Ranked 8th world-wide for impact of publications in the area of Materials Science between 1990 and 1995 by “Science Watch”.  No other Canadian and no other electrochemical researcher was ranked in the top 25.
  • Presently (Dec. 2007) one of only eleven Canadian Materials Scientists or Physicists to be included in ISI's highly cited author list.  Go to: http://hcr3.isiknowledge.com/author.cgi?&link1=Browse&link2=Results&id=1096

Consulting Work

Consultant for the following companies

  • 3M Co, 3M Canada Co.
  • Medtronic
  • Moli Energy (1990) Ltd. (past)
  • NEC/Moli Energy (Canada) Ltd
  • Columbian Chemicals
  • Acheson Colloids
  • Rayovac
  • Intel
  • FMC Corp
  • BP Amoco
  • Sion Power and Polystor.

Acted as an expert witness

  • Exide
  • Toshiba America
  • BYD Americ
  • Valence Technologies
  • NTT