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The Dalhousie Research in Energy, Advanced Materials and Sustainability (DREAMS) program was an NSERC CREATE program held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2010-2016.

In this program, a cohort of trainees (undergraduate summer students, Masters and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) worked with Dalhousie professors to significantly advance research in energy, advanced materials and sustainability.

Our inspiring professors are continuing in research in these areas with other funding sources. Check out the individual websites of: 

Heather Andreas, Chemistry

Jeff Dahn, Physics and Chemistry

Dominic Groulx, Mechanical Engineering

Ian Hill, Physics

Mark Obrovac, Chemistry and Physics

Harm Rotermund, Physics

Mary Anne White, Chemistry and Physics

Joe Zwanziger, Chemistry and Physics

Legacies of the DREAMS program include new graduate courses (Sustainable Materials Issues; Advances in Battery, Fuel Cells and Supercapacitor Materials; Advances in Solar, Thermoelectric and Energy Harvesting Materials), and the connections for industrial internships during graduate studies. For further details, contact the professors listed above.

Watch a video about the DREAMS program.

Read the Dal News article on the DREAMS program winning an American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Exemplary Work in the Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education.