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About IRM


The Institute for Research in Materials (IRM) at Dalhousie University is made up of over 90 faculty members, in 7 faculties and 16 departments. Research topics range from nanomaterials to macroscopic structures and include experimental and theoretical approaches.

Materials Research

Materials Research is an interdisciplinary subject bringing many traditional sciences – chemistry, physics, earth sciences, biology – together with engineering, in the investigation of the relationships between and among the structure and properties of materials, and how these relate to materials processing and performance.