Podcast Ep 14. What Does Nanotechnology Have to Do With Renewable Car Tires?
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Podcast 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 to make isoprene (one of the key ingredients in car tires) from biomass such as grass or corn. Continue reading

Podcast Ep 13. Communicating About Science with ‘Lab Girl’ Author Hope Jahren
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Podcast 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. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Jahren about communicating science with the public, the joys and challenges of writing academic articles, and her thoughts on … Continue reading

2016: Sustainable Nano Year in Review
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2016: Sustainable Nano Year in Review

Happy New Year, everyone! 2016 was a very busy year for Sustainable Nano and the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Researchers in the Center had nine papers published in scientific journals and have a number of others already submitted for review (you can see a running list of our publications here, including links to many public-friendly blog posts explaining the … Continue reading