Show: Future Talk

Episode: 0058 Future Talk - Beneficial New Nanomaterials

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Episode Description:

This episode focusses on beneficial new materials made possible through nanotechnology research. The guests are Yi Cui and Sarah Heilshorn, both of them Professors of Material Science at Stanford University, and members of the interdisciplinary Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, also at Stanford. They each have their own laboratory, staffed by graduate students, postdocs and visiting scientists, where they do basic research into the properties of matter at the nanoscale level, and try to apply those discoveries to real world problems.

Yi Cui focuses mostly on energy storage, and has made much progress developing new lithium batteries with much greater energy density than previous batteries, which could have a huge impact on everything ranging from mobile electronics to electric automobiles.

Sarah Heilshorn is working on new biomedical materials made entirely of engineered proteins that can be used in regenerative medicine to heal a variety of bodily ills.

In addition to discussing their basic research, they also talk about the culture of scientific discovery, the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach, and how scientists can leverage off of each other's efforts to achieve better results.

Martin Wasserman hosts.

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Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:18

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:15

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