Axel Becke awarded NSERC’s Herzberg Medal

One of the most cited researchers in the world, Dr. Becke is the 2015 recipient of Canada’s most prestigious scientific research award for his success in advancing a computational method called the “density-functional theory” (DFT) of electronic structure. Today, there are few chemical computations that don’t, in some way, make use of his work — from drug discovery to cleaner energy.


Global leaders in ocean research

Oceans are an area of special emphasis at Dalhousie. More than 100 of our faculty are involved in research ranging from oceanography and marine biology to law and engineering.

DalPower researchers

Scientists and engineers around the world rely on Dr. Axel Becke’s ground-breaking chemical theories and computational methods. NSERC sits down with him to discuss his research and its impact.

Research news

  • Preventing disaster when oil spills occur
    Haibo Niu of the Faculty of Agriculture's Department of Engineering is developing more accurate models to predict the spread of oil in the ocean, hoping to reduce the environmental and human impacts of oil spills.
  • Reducing pharmacy error
    Together with researchers, pharmacists and government, the SafetyNET-Rx initiative is helping identify and track pharmacy error in Canada and improve patient safety.
  • Getting excited about weeds — no, really
    Scott White, a recent hire in Dal's Faculty of Agriculture, has no qualms about getting all tangled up in the weeds. In fact, it's the focus of his research program.
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Aboriginal and Indigenous Research in Dal News

Supporting Aboriginal communities  

A look at Aboriginal research at Dal: Given Dalhousie’s location in the heart of Mi’kmaq territory, it’s perhaps not surprising to find a number of  research projects taking place with Aboriginal and Indigenous communities. What might be surprising, though, are their variety — and the degree to which they span various communities. Read the full story.