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ChemTalk (chemistrytalk.org) is a brand-new non-profit, whose mission is to make chemistry more fun, easier to learn, and more accessible to people around the world - in the safest manner possible and also to be perceived in a more positive way. On our podcast, we interview chemists, scientists, and educators from across the globe who show the many career paths that involve chemistry, and how a love for chemistry can manifest itself in many unique ways.

Let's Talk Chemistry- a science podcast by ChemTalk The ChemTalk Team

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    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings

ChemTalk (chemistrytalk.org) is a brand-new non-profit, whose mission is to make chemistry more fun, easier to learn, and more accessible to people around the world - in the safest manner possible and also to be perceived in a more positive way. On our podcast, we interview chemists, scientists, and educators from across the globe who show the many career paths that involve chemistry, and how a love for chemistry can manifest itself in many unique ways.

    Episode 48: Dr. Christopher Hendon on Coffee Chemistry

    Episode 48: Dr. Christopher Hendon on Coffee Chemistry

    Dr. Christopher Hendon, Professor of Computational Materials Chemistry at the University of Oregon, is an expert in both computational chemistry and the science of coffee. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Jason Lu and Neel Youts discuss our interview with Dr. Christopher Hendon. He shares his tips on merging his diverse interests, in the art of espresso, and the electrical properties of coffee extracts. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Decker, you can reach him by email at chendon@uoregon.edu. 

    • 29 min
    Episode 47: Dr. Eric Decker on Food Chemistry and Lipid Oxidation

    Episode 47: Dr. Eric Decker on Food Chemistry and Lipid Oxidation

    Have you thought about the chemistry that goes into the food you eat? What are the scientific processes that govern our ingredients and delectable meals? Dr. Eric Decker, Professor of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is an expert in lipid oxidation and food chemistry. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Emma Stewart, hosts Yeongseo Son and Erin Suh talk about our interview with Dr. Eric Decker. He shares his tips on food preservation, the science behind lipid oxidations, and his exciting work with the FDA. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Decker, you can reach him by email at edecker@foodsci.umass.edu.

    • 18 min
    Episode 46: Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Shoenzart on Radiochemistry and Nuclear Renaissance

    Episode 46: Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Shoenzart on Radiochemistry and Nuclear Renaissance

    What are heavy elements? What is a neutron flux? Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Shoenzart, Professor of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines, is an expert in radiochemistry and transuranium elements. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Jason Lu and Neel Youts talk about our interview with Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Shoenzart. He tells us about the Valley of Death, applications of radiochemistry, and advice to future chemists. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Shoenzart, you can reach him by email at tschoenzart@mines.edu. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 45: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on Separating Sense from Nonsense

    Episode 45: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on Separating Sense from Nonsense

    Science should be an unbiased agent of good. It is rigorous, methodical, and systematic. Yet, it still brings controversy and mystery; Misinformation can spread like wildfire; Scientists can be ignored. Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, is an expert in separating sense from nonsense. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Emma Stewart, hosts Jasmine Winter and John Strojny talk about our interview with Dr. Schwarcz. He touches upon vaccine hesitancy, fact-checking, and effective scientific communication. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Joe Schwarcz, you can reach him by email at joe.schwarcz@mcgill.ca

    • 39 min
    Episode 44: Dr. Bomyi Lim on CRISPR and Genetic Editing

    Episode 44: Dr. Bomyi Lim on CRISPR and Genetic Editing

    With great powers comes great responsibility. Gene editing is a powerful tool in the realm of biomedical advances. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Erin Suh and Alexander Seo talk about their interview with Dr. Bomyi Lim, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Her lab studies the regulation of chemical kinetics in biological systems. We hope you enjoy! If you would like to know more about Dr. Bomyi Lim, you can check out her research here or reach her by email at bomyilim@seas.upenn.edu

    • 20 min
    Episode 43: Dr. Donna Huryn on Medicinal Chemistry and Women in Organic Chemistry

    Episode 43: Dr. Donna Huryn on Medicinal Chemistry and Women in Organic Chemistry

    Imagine being a detective in the world of molecules, uncovering secrets that could save lives. That’s what medicinal chemistry does—it helps us design drugs that target diseases like puzzle pieces fitting together. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Yeongseo Son and Jason Lu talk about their interview with Dr. Donna Huryn, Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Huryn is also a co-founder of Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry, and she gives us more insight about this initiative. We hope you enjoy! If you would like to know more about Dr. Donna Huryn, you can reach her by email at huryn@sas.upenn.edu

    • 25 min

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12 Ratings

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