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It's a Material World | Materials Science Podcast

Author: Punith Upadhya and David Yeh

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"It's a Material World" is a podcast that uncovers why materials science will change the world. We explore how materials are engineered to make an impact all around you and how they will play an even bigger role in your future. We also invite experts onto the show to share high-level insights on how MSE can make a difference in nearly any industry. The field of materials science and engineering is new and exciting, so hop on board now and you won't get left behind.

For additional updates, soundbites, and bloopers, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @itsamaterialworldpodcast.

Feel free to connect with Tom Miller and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn as well! We'd love to chat with you to discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, what you'd like to see from our podcast, and how to get more involved in the field of materials science and engineering.
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We know an organic mind is a better learner than any digital model. It can switch tasks easily, and bring learnings from one task to another. But more important is what we don’t know. What are the limits of a mind connected to infinity? What can it do with data it literally lives in?   In today’s episode we welcome Hon Weng Chong, the CEO and Founder of Cortical Labs. He has founded several startups that focused on creating smartphone-based apps for personalized healthcare. At Cortical Labs, he currently focuses on bridging the gap between artificial intelligence and biological intelligence.   🔹️ The overarching goal of Cortical Labs and how this all started. 🔹️ How Cortical Labs trained neurons to play the video game Pong! 🔹 The vision for Cortical Labs and how its technology will make an impact in the future 🔹 Are there any materials science innovations that would boost one’s capabilities to train neurons?  🔹 And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #corticallabs #artificialintelligence #biologicalintelligence #computerchip
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/IiDCNuet0cA   Every determined student must eventually ask themselves the age-old question: industry or academia? Professor, scientist, engineer, or manager?    In today’s episode we welcome Dr. Shan Jiang, Associate Professor at Iowa State University. He defies this traditional mindset with his rich experience in both industry and academia. He specifically leverages these experiences with Janus particles, a type of nanoparticle that enables two bonded sides with distinctly different chemistries.   🔹️ What a Janus particle is and how it’s different from normal chemistries 🔹 Which field(s) will be most impacted by continued research into Janus particles? 🔹 What the challenges are in applying these particles in real-life applications? 🔹 And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #novelis #aluminum #steel #recycle
As a global leader in innovative products and services and the world's largest recycler of aluminum, championing the vision of closed loop recycling, Novelis is driven by its purpose to shape a sustainable world together.   In today’s episode we welcome Vanessa Li, current Program Manager for Advanced Technologies at Novelis. With her, we discussed:    🔹️ What is Novelis all about and as a whole. 🔹 The process of providing individualized solutions for different customers. 🔹  From a sustainability and net carbon production perspective, what are Novelis’ goals for the future? 🔹  What career options are available for students looking for a career in steel & aluminum manufacturing? 🔹 And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #novelis #aluminum #steel #recycle
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/OoAqj4Sr68s   So as 2022 comes to a close, we wanted to wish you all happy holidays from the Its Material World team, and we wanted to thank you for choosing to listen to us and for supporting us in our journey to show the world how material science makes an impact all around us.    And so that's why for this episode, we're compiling the advice of our past guests. So that you can take the bits and pieces that resonate with you the most and that can be applied to your situations right now and going into 2023. We're excited for what's to come next year as we continue to uncover why material science will change the world.   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #advice #careeropportunities #careergrowth #careeradvice
What defines a flexible electronic? Is it just a squishy computer? Plastic with a leaf printed on it? What about artificial tissue? Well, it could be all of these! But what materials science goes into the production of flexible electronics? Today’s guest is an expert on flexible electronic trickery, and he has a rich background in marketing, science, and engineering.    In today’s episode we welcome Stan Farnsworth, current Chief Marketing Officer at PulseForge. With him, we discussed:    🔹️ What is a flexible electronic, and how does it differ from traditional electronics.  🔹 What processing techniques are required for flexible electronics that differ from regular electronics.  🔹 What types of products and innovations with flexible electronics will be made in the next 5-10 years.   🔹 Recommendation to MSE students that are interested in contributing to this field. 🔹And much more!  Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #oven #pulseforge #solderoven #solder  
In today’s episode we welcome our guest,  Dr. Yogendra Mishra, current Professor of nanomaterials at University of Southern Denmark. With him, we discussed:    🔹️ What particular materials or material categories are classified as Smart Materials.  🔹 How ZnO tetrapods can be applied to flexible electronics.  🔹 The future for 3D tetrapod engineering. 🔹 Could this tetrapod structure be applied to other material systems to enable new material innovation? 🔹And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #smartmaterials #electronics #tetrapods #engineering
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/6tN2ggPd0hM   Do you want to hear a CEO describe their entrepreneurial journey? Do you want to hear where lithium comes from, and how lithium extraction technology will grow? Do you want to know how to contribute MSE knowledge to future lithium extraction?   In today’s episode we welcome our guest,  Teague Egan, current CEO and founder of EnergyX. With him, we discussed:    🔹️ What Teague led to start EnergyX.  🔹 Describe the current lithium extraction processes and how is EnergyX working to address the shortcomings of these processes. 🔹 Describe the EnergyX’s overall strategy.  🔹 What does EnergyX look for in materials scientists & engineers, and how could a potential MSE distinguish themselves in your company’s eyes.   🔹And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #batteries #lithium #energyx #lithiumbattery
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/toMcDy5HYqI   Do you want to hear about the uses of computational modeling for use in forging? What about the role that 3D printing & Additive Manufacturing play in the future of forging? If you’re looking to start your own journey in forging, bladesmithing, or blacksmithing, then this episode is for you!   In today’s episode we welcome today’s guest,  Patrick Nowak, current Plant Metallurgist at Scot Forge. With him, we discussed:    🔹️ What exactly does Scot Forge do and the process of forging. 🔹 Why does the metallurgy discipline of materials science matter? 🔹 What is the future of forging looks like? 🔹 Advice to students that are interested in doing their own metallurgy, but who lack the tools, lab space/safety training, and maybe the metallurgical knowledge to get good results. 🔹And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #shorts #materialsscience #porex #plastics #porousplastics
Porex is a company dedicated to developing innovative porous materials solutions for healthcare, consumer, and industrial applications. Porex continues to excel as a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced porous solutions.    In today’s episode we welcome today’s guest,  Robert Kiblinger, Product Development Engineer and Lab Manager at Porex. With him, we discussed:    🔹️The different types of polymers that fall under this category of “porous” and what structure-property relationships come from this group of plastics. 🔹 What kind of functionality can the design into the porous plastic to make it function? 🔹 How porous plastics can carve a niche within this take-home diagnostics space in the future? 🔹Advice to students who was still figuring things out in terms of what options are available to them as an MSE. 🔹And much more!    Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #porex #plastics #porousplastics  
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/iuwcpJblblM   Do you want to know how certain petroleum-based polymers can be phased out? Would you like to hear about sustainable biobased polymer innovation, and some of their design processes?  Do you want to hear how life cycle assessment can be used to determine how much carbon is used for raw materials?    In today’s episode we welcome today’s guest, Dr. Adrienne McKee, Director of Platform Partnerships at Checkerspot, Inc. We discussed:    🔹️How the polyurethanes process works, and what MSEs can achieve with this polyurethane? 🔹 Insight or advice into how designers come up with applications or uses for the materials they work with? 🔹 What’s next for Checkerspot materials? 🔹Advice to materials scientists and engineers who would like to help us transition away from petroleum-based polymers. 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A  https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/  http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/  https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod    Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #shorts #materialsscience #checkerspot #polyurethanes
Did you know that America is behind Asia in terms of what we know about the battery industry? Tune into this episode if you want to learn more about how KTON is bringing knowledge from Asia to America so that the US can be leaders in electrification.   In today’s episode with Fred Lee, CEO of KTON LLC, we answer questions such as:   🔹️How are batteries tested, and why it is so important to do so?  🔹What is currently different between the way companies in Asia and the US test batteries? 🔹 What role does KTON play in repurposing battery cells and recycling battery materials? 🔹What advice can listeners take away from a Fred’s extensive battery career and experiences 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #KTON #battery
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/OPmX0MuHk18   Are you having trouble changing from your current industry to another as an MSE? Do you want to explore both traditional and non-traditional paths in a quest to figure out what you’re truly passionate about?    To cover this extensively, we are happy to bring on our longest-standing “It’s a Material World” team member, Alexa Peruffo, a Master’s student in MSE at Georgia Tech. We cover topics such as:   🔹️Highlights of different work experience in universities and companies  🔹The common threads for successfully transitioning from industry to industry with MSE background 🔹Advice for MSEs who may be interested in pursuing a nontraditional path like entrepreneurship or a business-focused role as an MSE graduate 🔹And much more! Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #internship #nike #careerpath #careeropportunity
If you got into MSE because of your passion for batteries, electric vehicles, or renewable energy then this is the episode for you! We dive into topics like next generation battery materials, critical components of batteries that often go overlooked, and reasons why people don’t buy EVs.    In this fascinating and technical discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Cain of General Motors R&D, we cover topics such as:   🔹️Jeffrey’s motivation for getting involved in battery research, and specifically with respect to electric vehicles 🔹 The materials currently used in batteries for EV applications 🔹The most promising materials to replace the current materials used in electric vehicle batteries 🔹Common obstacles that keep people from buying EVs. 🔹And much more! Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Meta Materials Inc., visit their site and check out their careers page. https://metamaterial.com/careers/   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #batteries #electricvehicle #li-ion #li-ionbateries 
It’s been really fun getting the chance to interact with MSEs from around the world, so we just wanted to thank you all for listening to this podcast and joining David and I as we uncover the unique ways materials science makes an impact all around us.   In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to remain successful once you get the job as well as cover a lot of other random topics, like the Behind the Scenes of the podcast and memorable moments in our MSE careers.   🔹️What was your funniest or most awkward experience as an MSE student? 🔹 What do you wish you could have done differently during your time as an MSE student? 🔹How do you keep growing personally and professionally once you get a job? 🔹How long does it take in your first full time role to go from feeling like a new hire to feeling like a contributing employee? 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #materialsscienceengineers #careerdevelopment #careeropportunities    
Are you starting to take a career journey?  Are you ready to apply your skills and abilities to be successful in your desired occupation? Getting involved with TMS might be good for you!   In today’s episode, we welcome back Dr. Brad Boyce, Vice President of TMS. With him we discuss:   🔹️ An overview of what TMS is. 🔹 What opportunities for networking there are in TMS. 🔹 What role TMS can play in bringing awareness to materials science and getting more people involved. 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #shorts  #materialsscience #tms #careerdevelopment #careeropportunities 
Do you want to know why aerogels are in the Guinness World Record books? Would you like to hear about what aerogels are made of, how they are structured, and where they can be used in the real world?   In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Marc Fricke, CEO and co-founder of aerogel-it. With him we discuss:   🔹️ The journey of founding Aerogel-it. 🔹 What aerogels are made of, and what is so special about them. 🔹 What are bioaerogels and their differences with more conventional aerogels. 🔹 Advice to MSEs and other professional who want to start a company. 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Johnson Matthey, visit their site and check out their careers page. https://matthey.com/careers   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated. #materialsscience #aerogels #aerogel-it #bioaerogels
🚨Do you want to work with hundreds of PhD materials scientists and engineers? Do you want the flexibility to do both fundamental science research and application-based engineering research? Whether you’re finishing your degree and looking for a job, or you’ve been working in industry and want a change, Sandia National Laboratories offers these opportunities and many more.   In today’s episode, we welcome  Dr. Brad Boyce, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. With him we discuss:   🔹️ The breadth of projects people work on at Sandia. 🔹 What the process of inventing a new material is like. 🔹 What the future of MSE looks like, and how Sandia is working on it right now. 🔹 Why MSEs and other technical professionals should want to work at a national lab. 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Johnson Matthey, visit their site and check out their careers page. https://matthey.com/careers   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #sandia #metamaterial #nationallab
Do you know that there is an international science image competition that combines nanoscience and art? This is called NanoArtography. Every year of the competition has garnered over 100 submissions, and researchers from over 20 different countries submitted images of their research to illustrate what they are studying and showcase its beauty.   In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Babak Anasori, the Editor in Chief for the new Graphene and 2D Materials journal at Springer Nature Group and an Assistant Professor at the Purdue University School of Engineering. With him we discuss:   🔹️ What exactly NanoArtography is. 🔹️ How did the concept of NanoArtography get started. 🔹 How this competition can lead to more advancements in science. 🔹Advice to young materials scientists and engineers who want to set up a fulfilling and successful career. 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2   For more information on Johnson Matthey, visit their site and check out their careers page. https://matthey.com/careers   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #nanoartography #nanoscience #art
What is it like to start a company while you’re still in high school? How do you know when you’ve found what you’re meant to do if you have so many different interests? What are some of the best things you can do in school to set yourself up for a successful career?    In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. James Hedrick, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Azul 3D, a 3D printing startup based in Chicago, Illinois. With him we discuss:   🔹️How he started his first company at the age of 16. 🔹️What makes Azul’s 3D printing technology different from what’s already out there. 🔹How do they approach developing new materials for 3D printing. 🔹Advice to young materials scientists and engineers who are either in school or starting out their careers. 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice. https://www.mseacademy.com/courses/students-tier-2    Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.  https://discord.gg/49dCV3W4eN   Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science! https://www.itsamaterialworldpodcast.com/shop   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUXt6ui8iC5npSizlfIJ2A https://www.instagram.com/itsamaterialworldpodcast/ http://linkedin.com/company/it-s-a-material-world-podcast/ https://twitter.com/ItsAMatWorldPod   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.   #materialsscience #3dprinter #company #technology
The day of coming back to school is fast approaching. Do you want career fair preparation tips and studying tips? How about knowing what are the habits that will make your life easier?    In today’s episode, we asked our fellow MSEs what they would like to know before they went back to school this fall, so we’re going to share our experiences and related advice based on what we did to have a successful fall semester.   🔹️What systems can I put in place during the first couple weeks of school when things are slower to make sure I don’t get overwhelmed once things start to pick up? 🔹️How should I prioritize my time in the fall between classwork and my job search process?  🔹How can I optimize skills like notetaking, studying, and completing assignments such that I am maximizing my understanding of the material and minimizing the time I spend on it? 🔹How do I know which ones to choose, and should I consider joining more than one? 🔹And much more!   Learn more about our MSE Career Development Online Course, which includes more industry-specific information and advice.   Join our Discord community! You can meet other passionate materials scientists and engineers from around the world, discuss the latest breakthroughs in MSE, share materials-related memes, and get career advice from experts in the field.    Check out our MSE-themed merchandise if you want to support us or simply show off your love of materials science!   For shorter segments and full video podcasts, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. For bloopers, audiograms, and interesting materials science articles, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you have any feedback or recommendations for future episodes, or email us directly at itsamaterialworldpodcast@gmail.com. Finally, reach out to David Yeh and Punith Upadhya on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat about the latest breakthroughs in MSE!   Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed by either guests or hosts in this show are their own, and do not represent the opinions of the companies or organizations for which they are affiliated.  
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