Dalhousie's Faculty of Engineering is a leading contributor in both applied and theoretical research at Atlantic Canada's top research-intensive university. Ranging from basic discovery-based research, to supporting local industry in product development, our professors and graduate students are engaged in a wide variety of research and development activities. Building on our research strengths we are focused on advancing knowledge and scholarship in the following areas:
Environmental Science and Technologies
Natural Resources and Energy
The Faculty of Engineering undertakes a wide range of research in Natural Resources and Energy. We are leaders in Food Science, with our research launching the Omega 3 food supplement industry. We are also leaders in developing and enhancing energy solutions through forestry management, clean combustion, biomass conversion, and biofuels. Capitalizing on our proximity to vast ocean resources the Faculty of Engineering is emerging as a leader in developing tidal energy technology.
Information and Communications Technologies/Health
Dalhousie's activities in Biomedical Engineering are in the areas of Biomedical Devices, linking to ICT, and Biomaterials, linking to Manufacturing. Bringing together scholars from different facets of engineering, research initiatives cross disciplines including Manufacturing, Electrical and Computer, Physics, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. Some emerging areas of strength include Micor-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEM), photonics and communications, biomedical sensors and wireless devices.