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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
ER-17: Departments Involved in Sustainability Research

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Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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The total number of academic departments that conduct research:
99

The number of academic departments in which at least one faculty member engages in sustainability research:
48

A list of academic departments in which at least one faculty member engages in sustainability research:

-College of Sustainability
-Faculty of Architecture and Planning: Planning
-Classics
-Contemporary Studies
-Early Modern Studies
-English
-German
-History of Science and Technology
- International Development Studies Philosophy
-Political Science
-Sociology and Social Anthropology
-Environmental Engineering
-Management
-Health and Human Performance
-Biology
-Chemistry
-Economics
-Environmental Science Program
-Earth Sciences
-Geography
-Oceanography
-Physics and Atmospheric Science
-Department of Mechanical Engineering
-History
-Civil Engineering
-Statistics and data management
- Marine Biology
-Public Administration
- Engineering (Interdisciplinary Classes)
-Process Engineering and Applied Science
- Community Health and Epidemiology
- Agriculture
- Marine Affairs Program
-Terrestrial Environment
-Chemical Oceanography
-Chemical Engineering
-Law and technology institute
-Marine and environmental law institute
-Physical oceanography
-Social aspects of sustainability
-Materials
-Industrial Engineering
-School for Resources and Environmental Studies
-Biological Engineering
-Medicine
-Food Science
-School of Social Work
-School of Health and Human Performance


The website URL where the sustainability research inventory that includes the departments engaged in sustainability research is posted:
A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the departments engaged in sustainability research:
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It is worth mentioning Dalhousie's 'Research in Energy, Advanced Materials, and Sustainability (DREAMS)' program.

The purpose of DREAMS is to train a cohort of research scholars (Masters and PhD students, undergraduate summer research students and postdoctoral fellows in Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering) at Dalhousie University who will address important aspects of energy production/storage and sustainability. DREAMS research scholars play a pivotal role in renewable energy production and storage, as well as the sustainable production of environmentally acceptable or re-usable materials. DREAMS scholars will tackle some of the world’s most important energy and sustainability problems through advanced materials research.

Energy and materials are broad topics, but have been narrowed to play to the strengths of the participating faculty supervisors, with a balance between fundamental discovery and attacking real-world problems of interest to industry.

Specific research topics include the following:

Electrochemical energy storage and conversion:
- Li-ion and Related Battery Materials
- Fuel Cell Catalysts
- Supercapacitor Materials

Sustainable Energy Production and Storage:
- Organic Solar Cells – Experimental Studies
- Energy-Harvesting (Magnetoelastic) Materials
- Energy-Storage (Phase-Change) Materials

Sustainable Materials:
- Corrosion Resistant Materials
- Lead-free Optical Glass
- Thermochromic Materials
- Sustainable Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries
- Impregnated Respirator Carbons

For more information please see: http://dreams.irm.dal.ca/index.html

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