Find out about research being conducted on materials for electrochemical energy storage and delivery systems, such as advanced lithium battery technology and solid oxide fuel cell development.
Learn how maple sap can be used to help grow the bacteria that produce natural polymers, helping reduce Canadian dependence on fossil fuel-derived plastics.
Functional polymers contain chemical groups that serve a specific function, whether biological, pharmacological, electrical or other. Intelligent polymers have the capacity of selecting and executing certain specic functions. They respond to an external stimulus by variations in their structure, composition or properties.
Just imagine the wired world: connected and communicating at light speed. It's all about new and improved hardware and software for information storage, display and transmission; new and better ways to capture, analyze, stream and share information. It's all about NRC R&D in information and communications technologies.
Discovering new, novel and environmentally friendly industrial materials with a competitive advantage for Canadian industry... new applications and advances in secondary manufacturing for the aluminium sector... cutting edge and virtual reality technologies with real world applications for the aerospace, automotive, transportation and other sectors... Take a look at NRC materials and manufacturing R&D in action.
Discover how Canadian researchers are helping lead the way in understanding the nanoscale properties of concrete and using this knowledge to create stronger, more durable concrete in a more sustainable manner.
Learn about research activities of the NRC Industrial Materials Institute in the formulation, behaviour, modelling and processing of biomaterials.
Search publications from the NRC Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) to find research on many aspects of construction science including acoustics, envelope building, fire, infrastructure and materials.