Brief Biography
Dean was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1975. He completed his B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick in 1997. Dean then joined the research group of Professor Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University where he pursued graduate work in material science. His research concentrated on the understanding of the thermal stability of lithium-ion batteries. After he received his Ph.D. in 2001, Dean joined the Gillette Advanced Technology Center in Needham, MA as a research scientist where he worked on various research projects for Duracell. He played a pivotal role in a research project that led to the release of the Duracell PowerPix battery in 2006. In 2005, Dean decided to change research directions and joined the group of Professor Edward (Ted) Sargent at the University of Toronto as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow. Here, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto, he worked on improving the efficiency of infrared photovoltaic cells using colloidal nanocrystals. In 2007, he accepted a position at the Université de Montréal as an Assistant Professor and the Phostech Lithium Industrial Chair. In 2008, the NSERC/Phostech Lithium Industrial Research Chair in Energy Storage and Conversion was created. Dean’s outside interests include kayaking (member of Canada’s world marathon canoe team in 2000), swimming, biking, hiking and travelling.
 
 
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Dean D. MacNeil
Assistant Professor
B.Sc., University of New Brunswick (1997)
Ph.D., Dalhousie University (2001)
 
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