Materials Data Matters (MDM) connects materials and data science with the world around us by navigating through topics in technology, sustainability and education. With support from the National Science Foundation and its Midwest Big Data Spoke for Integrative Materials Design, MDM is produced by Elena Bruess and Layne Gerbig out of Northwestern University.
Led by the University of Chicago, the Spoke project aims to connect industry, universities, and government to the people and services to find, access, and use data for materials design. It leverages the Materials Data Facility infrastructure from the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design, or CHiMaD, to foster interconnection across the Midwest. Participating universities are Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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The Circular Economy & Polymer Science
We discuss the circular economy and polymer science with Dr. Kathryn Beers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She is a research scientist and group leader for the Polymers and Complex Fluids Group for the Materials Science and Engineering Division.
Songs included in this episode are “Stack Me Up” and “Entwined Oddity” by Blue Dot Sessions, and “Jack” by Podington Bear, available under creative commons. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Diversity in STEM & the field of Materials Science
We discuss the importance of diversity and representation in materials and data science, and the broader STEM fields with Dr. Tracy Berman. Dr. Tracy Berman is an experimentalist and an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Songs included in this episode are “Has Pluck” “Gears Spinning,” “Jack,” “Mouse,” and “Logjam” by Podington Bear; available under the Creative Commons License, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/.
AI Technology in Materials Science
We learn about AI technology and data mining with Dr. Ankit Agrawal from Northwestern University and Dr. Brian DeCost from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Agrawal is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. DeCost works in applying artificial intelligence methods to materials design in the Materials for Sustainable Energy and Development Group.
Songs included in this episode are “Jack” by Podington Bear, available under creative commons. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Dane Morgan about undergraduate student involvement in materials and data science. Dr. Dane Morgan is a professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Songs included in this episode are “Has Pluck” “Gears Spinning,” “Jack,” and “Blipper” by Podington Bear; available under the Creative Commons License, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/; and “Discovery Harbor” by Blue Dot Sessions, available under the Creative Commons License, Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
How are materials related to big data? We speak with Dr. Ian Foster from the University of Chicago and Dr. Klara Nahrstedt from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign about data science. Dr. Nahrstedt is a Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory. Dr. Foster is the Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Data Science and Learning Division and a Distinguished Service Professor for the Department of Computer Science.
Songs included in this episode are “Jack” by Podington Bear, available under creative commons, and “Also Sprach Zarathustra'' by Richard Strauss. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
We get to know more about materials science with Dr. John Allison and Dr. Brian Puchala at College of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Allison is a professor of materials science and engineering and Dr. Puchala works in computational materials research. Introducing Materials Science & the role data plays in the field is Peter Voorhees, Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering & Director of CHiMaD at Northwestern University.
Songs included in this episode are “Quasar Groove” “Elephant Walk” “Jack” and Halter Top” all by Podington Bear, available under the Creative Commons License, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Fun and informative!
I didn’t know what material science was before this podcast, but now I do!