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This podcast series features voices from the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Researchers and innovators discuss their work at the nanoscale, the challenges they’ve faced, and how they’ve connected with the NNI.

If you want to learn more about nanotechnology, visit www.nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov and check back here for more stories.

To celebrate the NNI, special anniversary episodes of the Stories from the NNI podcast series will share the perspectives of experts from academia, government, and industry on key research and development advances in nanotechnology and how the NNI has changed the nanotechnology landscape. These experts will share their thoughts on emerging applications and research questions at the expanding boundaries of nanotechnology. The series will also highlight what has been learned about the potential environmental, health, and safety implications of nanomaterials, as well as the safe handling procedures that have been developed.

If you’d like to share your story, please contact us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

Stories from the NNI Andrew Pomeroy, Lisa Friedersdorf

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This podcast series features voices from the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Researchers and innovators discuss their work at the nanoscale, the challenges they’ve faced, and how they’ve connected with the NNI.

If you want to learn more about nanotechnology, visit www.nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov and check back here for more stories.

To celebrate the NNI, special anniversary episodes of the Stories from the NNI podcast series will share the perspectives of experts from academia, government, and industry on key research and development advances in nanotechnology and how the NNI has changed the nanotechnology landscape. These experts will share their thoughts on emerging applications and research questions at the expanding boundaries of nanotechnology. The series will also highlight what has been learned about the potential environmental, health, and safety implications of nanomaterials, as well as the safe handling procedures that have been developed.

If you’d like to share your story, please contact us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    Using Nanotechnology to Make Renewable Fuel from Sunlight: A Conversation with Dan Nocera

    Using Nanotechnology to Make Renewable Fuel from Sunlight: A Conversation with Dan Nocera

    In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Dan Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, describes how he and his team have developed a nanostructured device, called an artificial leaf, which works like a leaf by using sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen; then, the hydrogen can be used to generate renewable fuel.

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Dan Nocera
    Harvard University

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 16 min
    Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with the NNCO Staff

    Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with the NNCO Staff

    In this special episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Lisa Friedersdorf, the Former Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, reflects with the NNCO staff on the NNI’s impact on the nanotechnology landscape.

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/VJK6EDO65Vg

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 37 min
    Studying Unusual Properties of Two-Dimensional Materials: A Conversation with Leo Li

    Studying Unusual Properties of Two-Dimensional Materials: A Conversation with Leo Li

    In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Leo Li, Assistant Professor of Physics at Brown University, describes his work studying unusual properties of two-dimensional materials. Also, he discusses the importance of accessing instrumentation from nanotechnology research facilities in order to pursue his scientific research.

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/6_TiTEk9ys0

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Leo Li
    Brown University

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 14 min
    Building Crystal Nanostructures from Self-Assembling Nanoparticles

    Building Crystal Nanostructures from Self-Assembling Nanoparticles

    In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, discusses her research on how to build crystal nanostructures from self-assembling nanoparticles and the role of entropy in ordering nanoparticles into these nanocrystal structures.

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/VE1CICHdW1U

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Sharon Glotzer
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 23 min
    Growing Nanowires to Create Functional Devices for On-Demand Nanoelectronics

    Growing Nanowires to Create Functional Devices for On-Demand Nanoelectronics

    In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Michael Filler, Associate Professor and the Traylor Faculty Fellow in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, describes how his team is growing nanowires to create functional devices for on-demand nanoelectronics.

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/z_pOTJ6xGhc

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Michael Filler
    Georgia Tech

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 17 min
    Designing Bio-Based and Sustainable Nanostructured Polymers: A Conversation with Thomas Epps, III

    Designing Bio-Based and Sustainable Nanostructured Polymers: A Conversation with Thomas Epps, III

    In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Thomas Epps, III, the Allan and Myra Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, describes how he and his team are designing bio-based and sustainable nanostructured polymers. He also discusses the importance of federal government-funded user facilities in conducting scientific research in his laboratory.

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/-u6Go72KKEo

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Thomas Epps, III
    University of Delaware

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Meleager91 ,

Incredibly Informative & Engaging

Lisa does a fantastic job of hosting informative & free-flowing conversations with experts in a whole range of nanotechnology fields of interest.

As a layperson, it is easy to follow the engaging coverage of various topics without being too reductionist in the discussion.

The podcast is well produced and a pleasure to listen to.

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