The Clean Technologies Research Institute anchors, supports and leads research and research projects in five areas identified as key elements of the "Clean Tech, Energy, the Environment" Research Cluster within Dalhousie's Research and Innovation Strategic Direction. On the linked pages below, you'll find narratives about the research and expertise at Dalhousie in the areas of renewable energyclean and nextgen materialsclean environmentsocial and biophysical aspects of sustainability and sensors and AI as well as the cross-cutting themes.

Renewable Energy Generation, Storage and Systems

  • Solar fuels
  • Photovoltaics
  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Biofuels
  • Thermal storage, including phase change materials
  • Energy policy

Clean and NextGen Materials

  • Advanced and additive manufacturing
  • Advanced materials
  • Waste to resource

Green Chemistry, Energy and Catalysis

  • Energy, Catalysis, Chemical Transformations
  • Organic-based Energy Storage and Conversion

Clean Water, Clean Soil, Clean Air

  • Water
  • Atmospheric monitoring
  • Soil health
  • Remediation

Social and Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Sustainability

  • Architecture and infrastructure
  • Policy
  • Industrial sustainability
  • Landscape and Ecosystem services
  • Logistics and supply chains

Sensors, AI and Data Streams

  • Sensors for environmental monitoring

Cross Cutting Themes

  • Computation, modelling and theory
  • Materials characterization