Current research areas

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.

Renewable energy generation, storage and fuels

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

Clean and NextGen materials

  • Advanced and additive manufacturing
  • Architectural materials 

Clean water, clean soil, clean air

  • Drinking water
  • Waste water
  • Atmospheric monitoring
  • Soil health

Sensors, AI and data streams

  • Sensors for environmental monitoring

Social and biophysical dimensions of resource and environmental sustainability

  • Energy policy
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Industrial sustainability
  • Sustainable architecture