Interviews with Technical People is a podcast that discusses a unique STEM topic each episode through interviews with people participating in those fields. Join us as we broaden our knowledge horizons through dialogue with experts in various fields, hosted by John Robertson and James Havu. Follow our updates on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InterviewsWithTechnicalPeople
Ep 41: Cris Hazzard: HikingGuy
Today we are joined by Cris Hazzard, the Hiking Guy himself, founder of HikingGuy.com. This website provides turn-by-turn guides to various hikes in the southwestern United States and beyond, and Cris shares how he started the website, how it has grown, and the importance of getting outside. And of course, we discuss the technology that goes into keeping us informed and safe in the outdoors.
For more info on Cris, you can check out his website hikingguy.com/, and can also check out his youtube page.
Ep 40: Ben Lewson: Spinal Implants
What is a spinal implant? How are they made? In this episode, we go all into the devices that are designed to fuse vertebrae together, how they are made (via 3D printing), what they are made out of (Titanium alloys), and all of the various fascinating aspects of building these medical devices. Ben Lewson is the engineering manager at the company Nexxt Spine, a manufacturer of these devices.
Ep 39: Peter Heuer: Nuclear Fusion
Today we are joined by dr. Peter Heuer, a PhD Physicist working on plasma physics and hydrogen fusion for terrestrial energy production.
Ep 38: Dr. Gisele Calderon: Vaginal Stents
Today we are joined by Dr. Gisele Calderon, PhD, a research associate at the Hakim lab at Baylor University College of Medicine, where she is working to develop several new technologies related to women's health. In particular, we discuss the work being done to develop vaginal stents to promote healing of the vaginal tissue after surgery or from vaginal stenosis. We also discuss her groundbreaking work in developing a "vagina on a chip", a laboratory vaginal analog using real vaginal cells that can be used as a testbed for new therapeutics.
Follow her team's outreach instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/somosgyn/
Ep 37: Seth Rodebeck: Chatbots
Today we are joined by Seth Rodebeck for an in-depth discussion about Chatbots. We explore this fascinating topic, starting with the question "what is a chatbot" and developing their relevance to the world and the internet. We also learn how the chatbots that Seth develops interact with the cultural concept of Omotenashi in Japan.
For more info on Seth, check out his LinkedIn:
Ep 36: Dr. Doug Chrisey: Superconductors, 3D Tissue Printing, Materials Engineering
Today we are joined by Dr. Doug Chrisey, a modern renaissance man that has published in a wide variety of scientific fields, including materials science and engineering, Biomedical engineering, and physics. In particular, he takes us through his experiences in the applications of 3d printing of bio materials and tissue, as well as his work in superconductors.
Dr. Chrisey's Tulane Profile:
A summary of Dr. Chrisey's publications:
The article referenced toward the end of the episode regarding intellectual property:
Great topics, real questions, real people!
I’m really enjoying this podcast! Lots of stuff that it above my pay grade but great questions that I can understand and learn from. I live learning and I learn a lot from these two and this podcast!!! Thanks!!
Such a great show!
I wish I could recommend somewhere to start but it’s all so good. I’m a future of work geek and so I love all these glimpses into different fields, keep these coming please 🙏🏼
Insiders' Take on STEM for Curious Outsiders
Intriguing glimpse into various technical fields and a humbling look into the lives of colleagues and their individual journeys. Well done!