Stories from the NNI


This podcast series features voices from the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Researchers and innovators discuss their work at the nanoscale, the challenges they’ve faced, and how they’ve connected with the NNI. If you want to learn more about nanotechnology, visit www.nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov and check back here for more stories.

If you’d like to share your story, please contact us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

 

 

 

 

Episodes:

A Different Feel, Mindset, and Sense of Urgency: Collaborating with Industry

Dr. Sara Brenner, a preventive medicine physician at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), chats about studying engineered nanomaterials as they relate to worker health and safety, preparing students to blaze their own trail, and how the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology could be the model for training the future workforce. And, stay tuned for the second half of our conversation, Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole: Analytical Tools for Exposure Science. 

 

Managing Expectations: Making it to the Sweet Spot with a Nanotech Business

Dr. Baratunde Cola discusses building his company, making nanotechnology seem less scary, and the need for “passion and sobriety” when it comes to the expectations of working at a small nanotechnology company. He also explains why he may be the poster child for the NNI. 

 

 

 

 

 

Research as a Springboard for Student Innovation

Brandon Carpenter, an entrepreneur on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30: Science list, discusses his nanotechnology company, the challenges of moving his technology from the lab to the consumer, and the supportive ecosystem that helped him start his own company. Brandon also co-founded the Society for Emerging and NanoTechnologies at the University of Central Florida, an active group in the Nano & Emerging Technologies Student Network.


 

 

 

 

 

If You Were a Nanometer Tall, How Long Would It Take to Walk Across a Dollar?

Dr. Nancy Healy has spent over a decade sharing her enthusiasm for nanotechnology with students, teachers, and the public. In this episode of Stories from the NNI, she chats about why we need a nano-literate public, the skills future scientists need, and how the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure is a “one-stop shop” for nanotechnology. She also discusses National Nanotechnology Day on October 9th (for 10-9, of course). Do you know how quickly you can run 100 billion nanometers? Nancy asked the Georgia Tech mascot to find out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories from the NNI is produced by Dr. Quinn Spadola. Music, "Overthrown instrumental version," is by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.