Dr. Dalgaard holds a B.Eng in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University, as well as a Master’s in Materials Engineering focusing on automotive alloy development and a Ph.D in Materials Engineering focused on the solid state welding of aerospace alloys, from the same institution. She has extensive experience in the characterization of advanced materials, including SEM, EDS, EBSD, TEM and XRD techniques. Her recent work includes initiating and managing research projects in the aerospace industry in the areas of metals, alloys, joining, thermoplastic composites, coatings, and advanced manufacturing including additive manufacturing. She is very active in Canadian and international professional societies, holding a membership and past leadership roles in both ASM International (Montreal Chapter) and the Metallurgical Society of Canada (MetSoc). Dr. Dalgaard has a strong interest in encouraging young people, especially young women, in the scientific and engineering fields, and has participated in numerous mentoring and teaching activities such as being a mentor with the Chaire Marianne Mareschal (promotion du genie auprès des femmes), and organizing the ASM Materials Mini-Camp for high school students.