78 episodes

"It's a Material World" is a podcast that uncovers why materials science will change the world. We explore how materials are engineered to make an impact all around you and how they will play an even bigger role in your future. We also invite experts onto the show to share high-level insights on how MSE can make a difference in nearly any industry. The field of materials science and engineering is new and exciting, so hop on board now and you won't get left behind.

For additional updates, soundbites, and bloopers, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @itsamaterialworldpodcast.

Feel free to connect with Tom Miller and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn as well! We'd love to chat with you to discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, what you'd like to see from our podcast, and how to get more involved in the field of materials science and engineering.

It's a Material World | Materials Science Podcast Punith Upadhya and David Yeh

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

"It's a Material World" is a podcast that uncovers why materials science will change the world. We explore how materials are engineered to make an impact all around you and how they will play an even bigger role in your future. We also invite experts onto the show to share high-level insights on how MSE can make a difference in nearly any industry. The field of materials science and engineering is new and exciting, so hop on board now and you won't get left behind.

For additional updates, soundbites, and bloopers, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @itsamaterialworldpodcast.

Feel free to connect with Tom Miller and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn as well! We'd love to chat with you to discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, what you'd like to see from our podcast, and how to get more involved in the field of materials science and engineering.

    77: Aerogels: Superinsulation for Decarbonization (ft. Dr. Marc Fricke)

    77: Aerogels: Superinsulation for Decarbonization (ft. Dr. Marc Fricke)

    Do you want to know why aerogels are in the Guinness World Record books? Would you like to hear about what aerogels are made of, how they are structured, and where they can be used in the real world?

     

    In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Marc Fricke, CEO and co-founder of aerogel-it. With him we discuss:

     

    🔹️ The journey of founding Aerogel-it.

    🔹 What aerogels are made of, and what is so special about them.

    🔹 What are bioaerogels and their differences with more conventional aerogels.

    🔹 Advice to MSEs and other professional who want to start a company.

    🔹And much more!

     

    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.

    https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2

     

    For more information on Johnson Matthey, visit their site and check out their careers page.

    https://matthey.com/careers

     

    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field. 

    https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN

     

    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!

    https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop

     

    For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!

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    https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/

    http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/

    https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod

     

    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.


    #materialsscience #aerogels #aerogel-it #bioaerogels

    • 40 min
    76: Inventing a New Metamaterial at Sandia National Laboratories (ft. Dr. Brad Boyce)

    76: Inventing a New Metamaterial at Sandia National Laboratories (ft. Dr. Brad Boyce)

    🚨Do you want to work with hundreds of PhD materials scientists and engineers? Do you want the flexibility to do both fundamental science research and application-based engineering research? Whether you’re finishing your degree and looking for a job, or you’ve been working in industry and want a change, Sandia National Laboratories offers these opportunities and many more.

     

    In today’s episode, we welcome  Dr. Brad Boyce, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. With him we discuss:

     

    🔹️ The breadth of projects people work on at Sandia.

    🔹 What the process of inventing a new material is like.

    🔹 What the future of MSE looks like, and how Sandia is working on it right now.

    🔹 Why MSEs and other technical professionals should want to work at a national lab.

    🔹And much more!

     

    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.

    https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2

     

    For more information on Johnson Matthey, visit their site and check out their careers page.

    https://matthey.com/careers

     

    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field. 

    https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN

     

    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!

    https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop

     

    For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A

    https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/

    http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/

    https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod

     

    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.

     

    #materialsscience #sandia #metamaterial #nationallab

    • 54 min
    75: NanoArtography: Combining Nanoscience and Art (ft. Dr. Babak Anasori)

    75: NanoArtography: Combining Nanoscience and Art (ft. Dr. Babak Anasori)

    Do you know that there is an international science image competition that combines nanoscience and art? This is called NanoArtography. Every year of the competition has garnered over 100 submissions, and researchers from over 20 different countries submitted images of their research to illustrate what they are studying and showcase its beauty.

     

    In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Babak Anasori, the Editor in Chief for the new Graphene and 2D Materials journal at Springer Nature Group and an Assistant Professor at the Purdue University School of Engineering. With him we discuss:

     

    🔹️ What exactly NanoArtography is.

    🔹️ How did the concept of NanoArtography get started.

    🔹 How this competition can lead to more advancements in science.

    🔹Advice to young materials scientists and engineers who want to set up a fulfilling and successful career.

    🔹And much more!

     

    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.

    https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2

     

    For more information on Johnson Matthey, visit their site and check out their careers page.

    https://matthey.com/careers

     

    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field. 

    https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN

     

    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!

    https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop

     

    For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A

    https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/

    http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/

    https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod

     

    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.

     

    #materialsscience #nanoartography #nanoscience #art

    • 49 min
    74: From Teenage Entrepreneur to Co-Founder of a 3D Printing Company (ft. Dr. James Hedrick)

    74: From Teenage Entrepreneur to Co-Founder of a 3D Printing Company (ft. Dr. James Hedrick)

    What is it like to start a company while you’re still in high school? How do you know when you’ve found what you’re meant to do if you have so many different interests? What are some of the best things you can do in school to set yourself up for a successful career? 

     

    In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. James Hedrick, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Azul 3D, a 3D printing startup based in Chicago, Illinois. With him we discuss:

     

    🔹️How he started his first company at the age of 16.

    🔹️What makes Azul’s 3D printing technology different from what’s already out there.

    🔹How do they approach developing new materials for 3D printing.

    🔹Advice to young materials scientists and engineers who are either in school or starting out their careers.

    🔹And much more!

     

    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.

    https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2 

     

    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field. 

    https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN

     

    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!

    https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop

     

    For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A

    https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/

    http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/

    https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod

     

    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.

     

    #materialsscience #3dprinter #company #technology

    • 55 min
    73: Back to School: Career Fair Preparation, Studying Tips, and Habits That Will Make Life Easier

    73: Back to School: Career Fair Preparation, Studying Tips, and Habits That Will Make Life Easier

    The day of coming back to school is fast approaching. Do you want career fair preparation tips and studying tips? How about knowing what are the habits that will make your life easier? 

     

    In today’s episode, we asked our fellow MSEs what they would like to know before they went back to school this fall, so we’re going to share our experiences and related advice based on what we did to have a successful fall semester.

     

    🔹️What systems can I put in place during the first couple weeks of school when things are slower to make sure I don’t get overwhelmed once things start to pick up?

    🔹️How should I prioritize my time in the fall between classwork and my job search process? 

    🔹How can I optimize skills like notetaking, studying, and completing assignments such that I am maximizing my understanding of the material and minimizing the time I spend on it?

    🔹How do I know which ones to choose, and should I consider joining more than one?

    🔹And much more!

     

    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.

     

    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field. 

     

    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!

     

    For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!

     

    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.

     

    • 42 min
    72: Building the World’s Largest Supercapacitor Factory (ft. Dr. Sebastian Pohlmann)

    72: Building the World’s Largest Supercapacitor Factory (ft. Dr. Sebastian Pohlmann)

    Batteries alone cannot solve our energy storage challenges. So, what other kinds of energy storage can help us move toward a more sustainable future? Listen to this episode to find out how this technology excels where other energy storage technologies fail. 

     

    In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Sebastian Pohlmann, VP of Automotive and Business Development at Skeleton Technologies. With him we discuss:

     

    🔹️What is an supercapacitor, and how does it compare to other energy storage materials like batteries.

    🔹️What is a superbattery and how does it combine the strengths of both supercapacitors and batteries

    🔹What sorts of applications are the best for supercapacitors and superbatteries

    🔹Advice to MSEs who want to pursue a career in energy storage.

    🔹And much more!

     

    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.

    https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2 

     

    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field. 

    https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN

     

    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!

    https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop

     

    For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A

    https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/

    http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/

    https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod

     

    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.

     

    #materialsscience #ultracapacitor #energystorage #technology

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Steven. T. ,

Easy Listening!

Good for anyone with innate curiosity about how things work or what stuff is made of. The hosts do a good job of maintaining the flow of conversation and keeping it accessible to people who don’t work in the field of materials science and engineering.

crystallukas04 ,

quality podcast!

A variety of topics are discussed diligently. Great podcast for those interested in MSE and scientific research in related spheres.

Nicholas Etrick ,

It’s a Material World - an Outstanding Materials Science

It’s a Material World is an outstanding podcast in the Materials Science

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