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This is Engenius, a podcast brought to you by Engineers without Borders Bristol.

At Engenius, we explore the future, by talking with the pioneering engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators of today.

Check out our episodes to meet people whose jobs change the world, in fields as diverse as robotics, energy, aerospace, healthcare, agriculture and the built environment.

We explore their backgrounds, their motivations, and the impact their work will have on our lives, and on our planet.

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Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

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This is Engenius, a podcast brought to you by Engineers without Borders Bristol.

At Engenius, we explore the future, by talking with the pioneering engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators of today.

Check out our episodes to meet people whose jobs change the world, in fields as diverse as robotics, energy, aerospace, healthcare, agriculture and the built environment.

We explore their backgrounds, their motivations, and the impact their work will have on our lives, and on our planet.

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Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    #23 | Going Solo with a High-Tech Startup

    #23 | Going Solo with a High-Tech Startup

    Phoebe and Gabriel speak with Maria Hansen, the founder of Bristol-based startup GM Scientific. The company designs and manufactures cutting-edge radiation sensor technology.

    Our conversation ranges from Maria's motivations and experiences in the first years of her entrepreneurial journey, the conflict between science and pseudoscience in the world of business, and the importance of building a healthy work-life balance.

    GM Scientific was launched inside the Unit DX 'deep tech' startup incubator. To find out more about Unit DX, head to www.unitdx.com.

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    Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
    email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    • 43 min
    #22 | Crossing Disciplines in an Uncertain World

    #22 | Crossing Disciplines in an Uncertain World

    Phoebe and Jade speak with Professor Rich Pancost, a geochemist, head of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences, and former Director of the interdisciplinary Cabot Institute for the Environment, which explores how we depend on and shape our planet.

    We talk about the Cabot's value for bringing diverse experts together, some of the key science and statistics of environmental change, and how we should think of the climate issue as a social and ethical one, demanding profound adaptation beyond what can be captured in simple targets.

    [Note: we unfortunately get some rather dodgy audio in the last 10 minutes of the episode. Please bear with us as there's some great content in there!]

    To find out more about the Cabot Institute, head to http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/.

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    Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
    email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    • 41 min
    # 21 | Tech Against Terrorism

    # 21 | Tech Against Terrorism

    Gabriel speaks with Tech Against Terrorism research manager Jacob Berntsson about the work the NGO does. Jacob tells us about the UNCTED project to combat terrorism whilst respecting human rights. He also explains how offline factors manifest themselves in the online world, and how smaller tech platforms can struggle to deal with these issues.

    To find out more about Tech Against Terrorism, head to https://www.techagainstterrorism.org/. Their team also runs a podcast, which you can find by searching for "The Tech Against Terrorism podcast".

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    Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
    email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    • 32 min
    #20 | Swarm Engineering Across Scales

    #20 | Swarm Engineering Across Scales

    Seren and Tom speak with Dr Sabine Hauert, an Assistant Professor in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of Bristol. We discuss her work to design and build swarms across scales, from nanobots for cancer treatment to flocks of autonomous drones.

    We also talk about her outreach work as founder of Robohub.org, and her thoughts on the future of robotics.

    To find out more about the ongoing research at Sabine's lab, head to hauertlab.com.

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    Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
    email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    • 32 min
    #19 | Energy and Development

    #19 | Energy and Development

    Seren and Tom speak with Dr Sam Williamson, a lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, whose research aims to develop renewable energy microgrids using technologies for autonomous energy management and peer-to-peer electricity trading.

    We discuss the major social and technical challenges of Sam's work, his ideas about the future of energy grids in the UK and abroad, and how he finds motivation in both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and his personal human experiences of working in Nepal.

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    Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
    email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    • 38 min
    #18 | Origami in Space

    #18 | Origami in Space

    In the first episode of our third season, Charlotte and Gabriel speak with Dr Mark Schenk, a lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol.

    Dr Schenk tells us about his career history and current research, which includes engineering applications of origami and collapsible structures, particularly in the domain of satellites and future spacecraft. We also talk about the joy of finding solutions to engineering problems.

    To find out more about the topics discussed in this episode, check out the following links:
    - Introduction to origami in engineering (by Veritasium): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThwuT3_AG6w
    - The properties of Miura-ori, the most common origami fold pattern used in engineering: https://www.cornell.edu/video/itai-cohen-explains-origami-physics
    - Introduction to tensegrity structures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensegrity

    Image credit for episode photo: Corrie Macleod.

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    Engenius is produced by a team of engineering students at the University of Bristol. To ask a question, submit an idea, or just say hi,
    email us at engeniuspodcast@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music kindly provided by @yemzo.

    • 32 min

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