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.
‘Tis the season for snowy weather here in the Upper Midwest! There are many ways to enjoy snow, but ever
Nanoparticles are already 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 nanoparticles from cellulose, a very common molecule found in plants.
A few days from now is Valentine’s Day, a day to take time to appreciate what matters the most in
Happy New Year, everyone! 2016 was a very busy year for Sustainable Nano and the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Researchers
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 spend time in her chemistry lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Have you seen the movie Avatar? I remember being captivated by the colorful world of Pandora, where the Na’vi lived.