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Douglas Dahn

Dr. Dahn’s research focuses on experimental materials science, and instrumentation and measurement technologies. Collaborating with UPEI chemists, he is investigating the properties of materials that may be useful in rechargeable batteries. He also works on an innovative approach to automatically detect and monitor insects, using electrical capacitance.

  • B.Sc., (Hon.), Dalhousie University, 1977
  • M.Sc., Dalhousie University, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1985
Associate Professor
(902) 566-0599
Research Interests: 
  • Materials science, nanocomposite materials, electrical conductivity, ionic conductivity, scanning probe microscopy, instrumentation and measurement physics
  1. S. F. Scully, R. Bissessur, D. C. Dahn, and G. Xie, "In situ polymerization/intercalation of substituted anilines into iron (III) oxychloride", Solid State Ionics 181, 933-938 (2010)
  2. D. C. Dahn, K. Cake, T. L. MacDonald, and L. R. Hale, "STM Studies of chloroplasts in solution", Scanning Microscopy 9, 413-418 (1995).
  3. J. M. Campbell, D. C. Dahn, and D. A. J. Ryan, "Capacitance-based sensor for monitoring bees passing through a tunnel", Measurement Science and Technology 16, 2503-2510 (2005).
  4. R. Bissessur, W. White, and D. C. Dahn, "Electrical characterization of conductive polymers and their intercalated nanocomposites with molybdenum disulfide", Materials Letters 60, 248-251 (2006).
  5. S. F. Scully, R. Bissessur, K.W. MacLean, and D.C. Dahn, "Inclusion of poly[bis(methoxyethoxyethoxy)phosphazene] into layered graphite oxide", Solid State Ionics 180, 216-221 (2009)