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Professor Jeff Dahn is recognized as one of the pioneering developers of the lithium-ion battery that is now used worldwide in laptop computers and cell-phones. In June 2016, he began a 5-year exclusive research partnership with Tesla Motors.
Dahn is the author of more than 640 peer-reviewed journal papers and the co-inventor of 65 inventions with patents issued or filed. His recent work has concentrated on extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries so they last decades. He was awarded the inaugural Governor General Innovation Award (Canada) in May 2016 and the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal in Science and Engineering (Canada’s top science award) in 2017.