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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.

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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.

    Expanding the Possibilities of Quantum Dots: A Conversation with Hunter McDaniel

    Expanding the Possibilities of Quantum Dots: A Conversation with Hunter McDaniel

    In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Hunter McDaniel, Founder and CEO of UbiQD (Los Alamos, NM), discusses his experience launching and growing this company, which manufactures nanoparticles called quantum dots. McDaniel describes various applications of these quantum dots in the agricultural, national security, and energy sectors and explains the importance of federal grants, partnerships, and technology licensing in the growth and expansion of UbiQD.

    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:
    Hunter McDaniel (UbiQD)

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    "Inspirational Outlook" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk.

    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.

    • 18 min
    A Conversation with Craig Bandes, CEO of Pixelligent Technologies

    A Conversation with Craig Bandes, CEO of Pixelligent Technologies

    This episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast features Craig Bandes, CEO of Pixelligent, a company that manufactures tunable, high-refractive-index nanocrystal formulations that enable extended-reality devices, organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and optical sensors. Mr. Bandes describes how funding received through Federal government grants has helped support the scalability and manufacturability of Pixelligent technologies and shares his perspectives on training the next-generation technical workforce.

    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:
    Craig Bandes (Pixelligent)

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    "Inspirational Outlook" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk.

    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
    Inspiring curiosity, creativity, and action in students with nanotechnology

    Inspiring curiosity, creativity, and action in students with nanotechnology

    What do superheroes, sloth backpacks, and digital movie projectors all have in common? In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Marshall Escamilla, co-host of the Tumble Science Podcast for Kids; Matthew Jackson, a physics teacher at Cobb County School District in Marietta (near Atlanta), GA; and Matt Pleil, a research professor of mechanical engineering and a cleanroom manager at the University of New Mexico answer this question and describe how they inspire curiosity, creativity, and action in students with nanotechnology.

    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:
    Marshall Escamilla (Tumble Science Podcast for Kids), Matthew Jackson (Cobb County School District), and Matt Pleil (University of New Mexico).

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    "Inspirational Outlook" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk.

    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
    Nanotechnologies are already having an impact

    Nanotechnologies are already having an impact

    This is Part 6 of a "Stories from the NNI" podcast episode on perspectives from participants in the Nano4EARTH kick-off workshop (Jan. 24–25, 2023). This episode was broken down into six parts, and listeners can choose any part in which they are most interested. Full podcast episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy4wjGabGUTYY7X0Nvs4hlXBGB6Vqacih

    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:
    Baratunde Cola (Georgia Tech & Carbice Corporation), Victoria DiStefano (U.S. Department of Energy), Mariel Kolker (Morristown High School), and Jeff Miller (Kavli Foundation).

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    "Inspirational Outlook" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk.

    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
    Why aren't these technologies deployed already?

    Why aren't these technologies deployed already?

    This is Part 5 of a "Stories from the NNI" podcast episode on perspectives from participants in the Nano4EARTH kick-off workshop (Jan. 24–25, 2023). This episode was broken down into six parts, and listeners can choose any part in which they are most interested. Full podcast episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy4wjGabGUTYY7X0Nvs4hlXBGB6Vqacih

    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:
    Baratunde Cola (Georgia Tech & Carbice Corporation), Victoria DiStefano (U.S. Department of Energy), Mariel Kolker (Morristown High School), and Jeff Miller (Kavli Foundation).

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    "Inspirational Outlook" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk.

    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.

    • 7 min
    Education as a carbon abatement strategy

    Education as a carbon abatement strategy

    This is Part 4 of a "Stories from the NNI" podcast episode on perspectives from participants in the Nano4EARTH kick-off workshop (Jan. 24–25, 2023). This episode was broken down into six parts, and listeners can choose any part in which they are most interested. Full podcast episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy4wjGabGUTYY7X0Nvs4hlXBGB6Vqacih

    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:
    Baratunde Cola (Georgia Tech & Carbice Corporation), Victoria DiStefano (U.S. Department of Energy), Mariel Kolker (Morristown High School), and Jeff Miller (Kavli Foundation).

    Produced by:
    Andrew Pomeroy

    Music:
    "Inspirational Outlook" by Scott Holmes, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk.

    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.

    • 7 min

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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.

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