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

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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 Sustainable Nano Podcast’s third season, we interview Dr. Buriak, who is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair of Nanomaterials for Energy, about her research, career path, and even some advice for junior scientists.

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Dr. Jillian Buriak (left) and and the cover illustration of single-crystal nickel−iron oxide nanoparticles of different shapes, based on an article from her lab (right, from Bao et al. 2014., used with permission from the American Chemical Society)

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

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IntervieweeDr. Jillian Buriak

Producer/HostMiriam Krause

EditorAlicia McGeachy

Music: PC III