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 National Nanotechnology Day, activities like #100BillionNanometers, the Nobel Prize, and this year’s Generation Nano superhero contest.
Every year the Nobel Prizes bring some extra attention to science in the award categories of medicine, physics, and chemistry.
In this episode, we interview the three high school student finalists from NSF’s Generation Nano contest about their amazing nanotechnology-based superheroes.
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 students in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.
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.
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 nanotechnology? What is sustainability? And what does it mean when we put the two terms together?
That’s right, Sustainable Nano is about to become a podcast! This new audio version of Sustainable Nano is launching next week. You