Jeff Dahn is awarded the Herzberg Gold Medal!
Congratulations to Jeff for receiving the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, the top scientific award in Canada! From all of us in the group: Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. You are an inspiration to us all and you deserve it!
Click here to listen to the CBC broadcast of "Quirks and Quarks" featuring Jeff's acheivement.
See below for a picture of Jeff with other award recipients and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the award ceremony.
Kathlyne Nelson Representing Women in Physics
PhD candidate Kathlyne Nelson is featured below in a poster by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Keep on inspiring, Kathlyne!
Dahn Lab Begins 5-year Tesla Partnership
June 8, 2016
NSERC, Dalhousie University and Tesla Motors have established the NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair that Jeff Dahn will hold from June 8, 2016 to June 7, 2021. It is possible that the Chair will be renewed in 2021. The goals of the Chair are to develop lithium ion batteries with longer lifetime, higher energy density and lower cost. As Dahn says, "Our goal is to do something useful, not publish papers in Nature and similar journals".
Above: Dinner at the first Tesla/Dahn Lab progress meeting, August 22, 2016
Governor General's Innovation Award
Jeff Dahn was awarded one of the six inaugural Governor General's Innovation Awards!
On May 19, 2016, Jeff Dahn travelled to Ottawa and received a Governor General's Innovation Award from David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada. This award recognized Dahn's innovations in developing advanced diagnostic methods to rank lithium ion battery lifetime (high precision coulometry, battery microcalorimetry, automated storage, etc.) in short term experiments.
Tesla Motors visits Dalhousie
On June 16, 2015, Dalhousie University and Tesla Motors announced that the Dahn group will switch industrial partners from 3M Canada to Tesla in June of 2016. The arrangement with Tesla will be exclusive and the substantial 5-year funding package will allow the lab to operate at approximately the same scale as at present. The focus of the partnership will be to help create Li-ion cells with longer lifetime (in decades), lower cost and higher energy density destined for use in Tesla products. The links below give some media reaction to this announcement: