27 episodes

Conversations with the brightest chemical minds.

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Conversations with the brightest chemical minds.

    On the COVID pill and other process chemistry tales

    On the COVID pill and other process chemistry tales

    Dr. Patrick Fier got a bit of a non-traditional start to his chemistry education and decided early that a career in academia wasn’t for him. Once he discovered pharmaceutical process chemistry, he found his purpose and passion for applying his creative approaches to organic synthesis. Hear his story and learn about his efforts to make Molnupiavir, the so-called COVID pill.

    • 31 min
    Perovskites and the future of science in Mexico

    Perovskites and the future of science in Mexico

    Diego Solis-Ibarra is a father, a husband, an athlete, and a world-class chemist. Tune in to meet Diego, hear his story of remarkable determination, and learn about the amazing work he’s doing to progress the real-world applications of perovskites. You’ll also get to learn about his efforts to elevate the chemistry game in his native Mexico.

    • 31 min
    Imagination and the chemistry of the things around us

    Imagination and the chemistry of the things around us

    Paolo talks with an energetic and super creative thinker applying his polymer chemistry talents to an impressively broad range of applications that span form wind turbine blade manufacturing to chemical mechanical planarization of semiconductors. Once again, you’ll get to learn about cutting-edge chemistry and the interesting person behind the science. If you’ve ever wondered how video games are related to chemistry, this is your episode!

    • 32 min
    Making impossible molecules

    Making impossible molecules

    We continue season 3 with another phenomenal look at the fascinating people behind world-class science. Paolo talks with Dr. Hans Renata about his journey from Indonesia, to Singapore, to the U.S. and his unique approach of applying traditional organic chemistry, aided by enzymes, to synthesize complex and difficult products.

    • 21 min
    Fuel the world with light - the wonders of nano-magnesium

    Fuel the world with light - the wonders of nano-magnesium

    To start Season 3, Paolo talks with Dr. Emilie Ringe. The Canadian-born materials chemist has travelled the world and invested the better part of her still early in studying plasmonics, the synthesis and characterization of plasmonic materials, and their applications. We learn how magnesium is unique in this space and how it is being applied to fuel chemistry and fight cancer.

    • 28 min
    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 is coming in March! To hold you over until then, enjoy this short bit from Paolo about what to look forward to in our upcoming season and check out his ideas on how to engage with the program between now and our formal season start.

    • 4 min

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