59 episodes

In this podcast, Taylor and Andrew investigate the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering. Topic areas ranging from cutting edge materials technology, the history of different materials, the commercialization of new materials, and exciting advances in processing and characterization are all covered in detail. Our episodes include things like the unlikely discovery of superglue or teflon, the fascinating backstories about modern biomaterials like dialysis filters, and updates on new technologies including wearable electronics, next generation batteries, and nanomaterials. In short, we hope to help listeners understand the critical role that materials have played in society and even glimpse into what the future may hold for new materials.

Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast Taylor Sparks and Andrew Falkowski

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    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

In this podcast, Taylor and Andrew investigate the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering. Topic areas ranging from cutting edge materials technology, the history of different materials, the commercialization of new materials, and exciting advances in processing and characterization are all covered in detail. Our episodes include things like the unlikely discovery of superglue or teflon, the fascinating backstories about modern biomaterials like dialysis filters, and updates on new technologies including wearable electronics, next generation batteries, and nanomaterials. In short, we hope to help listeners understand the critical role that materials have played in society and even glimpse into what the future may hold for new materials.

    Bonus: Why is Materials Science Important?

    Bonus: Why is Materials Science Important?

    In this bonus episode Taylor is interviewed by the "Breaking Math" podcast about why he is so passionate about the study of materials.

    You can find more about them here: Breaking Math Podcast

    Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

    If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter.

    • 55 min
    Paper's Possibilities

    Paper's Possibilities

    Papers future is not written in stone. Taylor sits down with Phil Wild of James Cropper to discuss the past of the company as well as the future and in turn of paper. Learn all of the science that goes into nailing the perfect color as well as the expansion into other areas of the market.

    This episode is sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.

    Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

    If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter.

    Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator,co-host), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa(editing assistance).

    Keywords: Paper james cropper bags fibers composite mill

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    Ceramic Dental Composites

    Ceramic Dental Composites

    Taylor and Ramsey take you on a journey through the world of modern dentistry. Learn how we evolved from honey to complex composites for teeth repair. Also get a glimpse into the research Ramsey is doing in pursuit of his PHD.

    This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.

    Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

    If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter.

    Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator,co-host), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator,artwork), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa(co-host and editing assitance).

    Keywords: dental composites dental work cavities fillings teeth dentistry dentists

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    • 32 min
    Ceramics in Real Time

    Ceramics in Real Time

    Anyone who has worked with ceramics knows that they are notoriously difficult to work with and gain data on. We sit down with Daniele Paganelli to discuss their current measurement devices and how they work. We also look to the future as Daniele explains their plans for a new online ceramics database and marketplace.

    This episode is sponsored by Expert Lab Service, if you need devices to get real time data on Ceramics, consultation on how to run tests, or someone to run the tests for you considering giving them a try. You can visit the website Daniele was talking about at https://ceramics-genome.ai

    This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.

    Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

    If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter.

    Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator,co-host), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator,co-host), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa.

    Keywords: expert lab service ceramics processing data furnace Heating Microscope Optical Dilatometer Optical Fleximeter

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    • 38 min
    μ: Getting The Most Out Of Conferences

    μ: Getting The Most Out Of Conferences

    Andrew and Taylor come to you from a garage in sunny California to tell you all about conferences. What should you do there? How do you handle hard questions at a talk you're giving? Why is there random car noises in the background of this episode? Get all the answers here.

    Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.

    Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

    If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter.

    Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-host, co-creator), Andrew Falkowski (co-host, co-creator), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa (editing assistance).

    Keywords: TMS, ACERS, conferences, science talks

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    • 29 min
    μ: The Science of Ski Wax

    μ: The Science of Ski Wax

    Does ski wax harm the ecosystem? What can we do to create a more eco friendly solution? Ramsey and Professor Jeff Bates of the University of Utah chat about some exciting materials engineering going into ski wax.  
     
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    Carlson, Ski wax use contributes to environmental contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [LINK]

    This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more.
     
    Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!
     
    If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter.
     
    Materialism Team: Ramsey Issa (host, editing), Taylor Sparks (co-creator), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing).
     
    Keywords: polymers ski wax materials science

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Dhavejxjxav ,

This prof thinks your podcasts are awesome!

I use many of the ideas and references for my intro to material science and engineering class. In future classes I may give extra credit for listening to these podcasts. Taylor, Andrew, and Jared rock. Keep up the good work and a donation is coming your way, as soon as I can figure how to send it. 🙂

PAVTNH ,

Fills the void and does it well

As an aspiring MSE I was looking for a casual source of information to broaden my knowledge and exposure to the field. There was almost nothing out there! These guys have improved with each episode and the podcast covers everything I would have expected and more

kiaaaaaaa23 ,

Cool dudes, cool podcast

I knew nothing about material science before listening but now I can’t stop thinking about its applications to my field, aerospace! It’s very entertaining and insightful, and you know it’s gonna be a good day when you open up the app and hear that Jared Special.

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