Sustainable Nano

Curious about nanotechnology, sustainability, and life in science? The Sustainable Nano podcast is produced by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a chemistry research center funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

0 Likes     0 Followers     1 Subscribers

Sign up / Log in to like, follow, recommend and subscribe!

Website
http://podcast.sustainable-nano.com
Description
Curious about nanotechnology, sustainability, and life in science? The Sustainable Nano podcast is produced by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a chemistry research center funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-11 07:30
last episode published
2019-03-22 15:40
publication frequency
28.0 days
Contributors
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author  
Miriam Krause owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
34
Rss-Feeds
Detail page
Categories
Technology Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

Recommendations


Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.03.2019

Ep 31. Jumping Asteroid Clouds: Supporting Vulnerable Learners in Educational Achievement

Last November, Dr. Cat Hicks wrote an essay on Medium called "Reading vulnerable learners' applications to grad school: we need to stop failing them." In this episode of the podcast, University of Minnesota graduate student Becky Rodriguez interviews D...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
22.02.2019

Ep 30. Nanocomposites: Getting the Best of Two Worlds

What could be cooler than a technology that uses nanomaterials? How about one with two nanomaterials working together? Nanocomposites bring together two or more nanoscale materials to take advantage of their combined features to get what Dr. Klaus Müll...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
9.01.2019

Ep 29. Green is the Color of Chemistry

Dr. Mary Kirchhoff is Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement at the American Chemical Society and Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Her career has spanned a variety of experiences related to sustainability in chemistry, includi...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
30.11.2018

Ep 28. Who's Not In the Room and Why Not? Inclusivity and Bias Across Class Backgrounds in College Education

Alvin Chang, Senior Graphics Reporter for Vox, wrote and illustrated an article last year called "The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon." In this episode of the podcast, we share the audio of a webinar th...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
2.11.2018

Ep 27. The Constant Loop: How Nanoparticles and the Environment Affect Each Other

Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LCO) is an important nanomaterial used in batteries, but little is known about what happens when it gets exposed to the environment. In this episode we interview Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology graduate student Liz Laudadio...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
19.10.2018

Ep 26. Nanomaterials and Renewable Energy: From Solar Panels to Machine Learning

How are photons like toddlers? And what does that have to do with solar energy? Dr. Jillian Buriak has been researching nanomaterials and renewable energy for over a decade, including work to improve solar panel technology. In this first episode of the...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
9.10.2018

Season 3 Preview

It's Season 3 of the Sustainable Nano Podcast! Here's a quick preview of a few of our upcoming episodes, including interviews with Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, Alvin Chang, & Dr. Jillian Buriak.
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
28.06.2018

Ep 25. Finding the Next Fix for the World's Problems: More from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

In the second interview from our visit to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, graduate students Natalie Hudson-Smith and Jaya Borgatta interview Dr. Wade Elmer, Chief Scientist for the Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology. They discu...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
16.04.2018

Ep 24. Using MRI technology to study nanoparticles

How do we "see" nanoparticles when they're too small to view with a normal microscope? In this episode we interview Kelly Zhang, a graduate student in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology who recently published a paper about a new way to use NMR t...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
8.02.2018

Ep 23. From Worm Genetics to Chocolate Cake: Art and Science with Dr. Ahna Skop

What does food blogging have to do with genetics research? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ahna Skop, an associate professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about how art, science, and cooking intersect, as well as some of the ben...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
20.12.2017

Ep 22. On Thin Films and Nobel Prizes: Margaret Schott Profiles Katharine Burr Blodgett

At last summer's American Chemical Society national meeting, Dr. Margaret Schott of Northwestern University took the unusual step of giving her history division presentation as her subject, Dr. Katharine Burr Blodgett. In this episode we interview Dr. ...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
30.11.2017

Ep 21. Quantifying Effects of Gender Bias: There's an App for That

Does gender bias matter? You can see for yourself thanks to an interactive app created by software engineer Penelope Hill at [doesgenderbiasmatter.com][1]. In this episode, we interview Penelope about what prompted her to create the app, some of the re...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
3.11.2017

Ep. 20 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and the Definition of Sustainability

What does "sustainability" mean? Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is famous for serving three terms as the Prime Minister of Norway and chairing the World Commission on Environment and Development -- the Brundtland Commission -- which defined sustainable deve...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
20.10.2017

Ep. 19 Scientists and Impostor Syndrome: Can We Do Anything About It?

You may have heard of "impostor syndrome" or "imposter phenomenon," when perfectly competent people have the feeling that they don't belong or are faking it in their professional lives. It can lead sufferers to hold back their ideas and self-reject fro...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
5.10.2017

Ep 18. Why Do We Care About Emerging Contaminants?

As the Director of the Great Lakes Genomics Center in the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professor Rebecca Klaper researches emerging contaminants such as nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals and how they affect fr...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
22.09.2017

Ep 17. Putting Science to Work for Society: A Visit to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station ranges from testing how nanoparticles help plants grow to determining what kind of poison was placed in someone's coffee. In this episode we interview Dr. Jason White, Vice Director of Analyt...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
19.05.2017

Ep 16. Maybe Not the Next Industrial Revolution? Societal& Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology

A lot has changed in the last 10-15 years about our hopes and fears around nanotechnology. Ira Bennett and Jameson Wetmore are professors in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, and on this episode of the Sustainable Na...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
31.03.2017

Ep 15. The Art of Beehives, Foam,& Bubbles: An Interview with Peter Krsko

Artist Peter Krsko uses his background in physics and materials science to study and communicate about nature. He is described as a "bioinspired artist whose approach combines science and art, participatory, interactive and community arts, and play wit...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
15.03.2017

Ep 14. What Does Nanotechnology Have to Do With Renewable Car Tires?

What if car tires could be made from renewable resources instead of petroleum? In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Paul Dauenhauer, part of a research team from the Center for Sustainable Polymers who have developed a new chemical process ...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
28.02.2017

Ep 13. Communicating About Science with 'Lab Girl' Author Hope Jahren

Dr. Hope Jahren is a geobiologist who studies fossil organisms and the global environment, and is also the New York Times-bestelling author of the memoir Lab Girl. We interview Dr. Jahren about communicating science with the public, the joys and challe...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
14.02.2017

Ep 12. Making Sustainable Nanoparticles From Plants

Nanoparticles are widely used in a variety of technologies, and some researchers are looking for ways to make those nanoparticles more environmentally friendly. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Mike Curry about his research making nanop...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
24.01.2017

Spring 2017 Teaser

We're back from winter break and preparing a fantastic batch of podcast episodes for spring 2017!
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
20.12.2016

Ep 11. When Artists and Scientists Collaborate

Art and science are often though of as completely separate pursuits, but what happens when artists and scientists actually talk to each other? In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Cathy Murphy about her experiences inviting art students to ...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
6.12.2016

Ep 10. Why Were Plastic Mirobeads Banned? Marine Debris and Sustainable Plastics

Plastic debris in our water is a huge pollution problem, and just one source of that pollution is the tiny microbeads that have been widely used in personal care products. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Richard Thompson, a Professor o...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
22.11.2016

Ep 9. Seven Stages of Technological Adaptation

This episode of the podcast features an interview with University of Minnesota graduate student Peter Clement, discussing the book The War on Science by Shawn Otto. We focus on Otto's explanation of the Seven Stages of Technological Adaptation -- an ob...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
10.11.2016

Ep 8. How Nanomaterials Can Build Better Bikes

On this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk about one example of how nanotechnology is changing something many people use every day: bikes! Margy Robinson, a graduate student in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology and a competitive c...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
25.10.2016

Ep 7. What Do Glaciers Have to Do With Nanoscience?

Why do glaciers sometimes look blue? Hint: it's not for the same reason we see blue as the color of the sky! On this episode of the podcast, we have an interview with Dr. Robert Hamers, following up on his recent blog post. Bob is the Director of the C...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
11.10.2016

Ep 6. Happy National Nanotechnology Day!

October 9, 2016 was the first ever National Nanotechnology Day (10/9 = 10^-9 for nano!). On this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk with Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, about Nati...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
27.09.2016

Ep 5. What’s the Deal With Triclosan?

The U.S. Food& Drug Administration recently announced a ban on using the antibacterial agent triclosan (and 18 other substances) in soaps, and then last week the issue of antibacterial resistance was discussed at the UN General Assembly. In this ep...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
15.09.2016

Ep 4. Nano Superheros: At the Interface of Art and Science

In this episode, we interview the three high school student finalists from NSF's Generation Nano contest about their amazing nanotechnology-based superheroes.
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
14.09.2016

Ep 3. Nanoparticles in Electric Car Batteries: How Do We Study Sustainability?

In this episode, we talk about a recent research study that looked at how one type of battery nanomaterial affects bacteria called Shewanella oneidensis. We interview Mimi Hang and Ian Gunsolus, who were co-first authors of the study as graduate studen...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
13.09.2016

Ep 2. Viruses: Biology’s Nanoparticles

In this episode, we talk with scientist MG Finn about how viruses are like (and unlike) nanoparticles, and some of the ways researchers want to use viruses to fight disease.
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
12.09.2016

Ep 1. Why Do We Care About Sustainable Nanotechnology?

On this first episode of our brand new podcast, we talk with the Director of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, along with students, faculty, and a few complete strangers about some questions related to our Center's research: What is nanotechno...
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author
9.09.2016

It’s the Sustainable Nano Podcast Preview!

Curious about nanotechnology, sustainability, or life in science? The Sustainable Nano podcast is produced by the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a chemistry research center funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology author