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Ep. 59 - Superhydrophobia ft. Breno Sequeira Abstract: The Future of Science

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Breno Sequeira is a Master's candidate in Chemical Engineering at McGill University. He is working as a researcher in the biomimetics surface engineering lab. His current research aims to manufacture nonstick and superhydrophobic food and waste plastic containers. I was blown away by the processes behind the production of these materials, and discovered my new favorite word!

*Note: Due to the visual nature of our discussion on the topic of "Contact Angle," please refer to the diagram at the following link for clarification: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Force-diagram-of-Youngs-equation-and-associated-Contact-Angle-measurement_fig1_280115341

Topics & Concepts
Biomimetics
Self-Cleaning & Water-Repellancy
Micro & Nanostructures
Surface Coatings
Hydrophobia vs. Hydrophilia
(Criteria for) Superhydrophobia
Superoliophobicity & Omniphobicity
Contact Angle*
The Rose Petal Effect
Industry Applications
Injection Molding
Laser Micromachining
Environmental Impact

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Breno's Contact Info
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brenomumic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brenomumic
Instagram: @brenomumic
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Breno-Sequeira
E-mail: breno.sequeira@mail.mcgill.ca

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Breno Sequeira is a Master's candidate in Chemical Engineering at McGill University. He is working as a researcher in the biomimetics surface engineering lab. His current research aims to manufacture nonstick and superhydrophobic food and waste plastic containers. I was blown away by the processes behind the production of these materials, and discovered my new favorite word!

*Note: Due to the visual nature of our discussion on the topic of "Contact Angle," please refer to the diagram at the following link for clarification: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Force-diagram-of-Youngs-equation-and-associated-Contact-Angle-measurement_fig1_280115341

Topics & Concepts
Biomimetics
Self-Cleaning & Water-Repellancy
Micro & Nanostructures
Surface Coatings
Hydrophobia vs. Hydrophilia
(Criteria for) Superhydrophobia
Superoliophobicity & Omniphobicity
Contact Angle*
The Rose Petal Effect
Industry Applications
Injection Molding
Laser Micromachining
Environmental Impact

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Breno's Contact Info
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brenomumic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brenomumic
Instagram: @brenomumic
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Breno-Sequeira
E-mail: breno.sequeira@mail.mcgill.ca

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Does free will exist? Maybe. Regardless, please share your cherished feedback with me at abstractcast@gmail.com!

Liking the show? Drop us a juicy 5-star rating or a written review on Apple Podcasts!

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Episode Cover Art by the very talented Eva Goblot.


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