Stories from the NNI

By Andrew Pomeroy, Lisa Friedersdorf

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.

  1. 1.
    Pushing the Resolution Limits of Electron Microscopes to Explore Atomic Structures: A Conversation with David Muller
    21:13
  2. 2.
    Locating Nanoparticles Inside Cells with Specialized Equipment: A Podcast Snippet with Scott VanEpps
    3:07
  3. 3.
    Studying the behavior of cement at the nanoscale: A Conversation with Ange Akono
    15:48
  4. 4.
    Nanotechnology’s Impact on Research, Education, and Public Outreach: A Conversation with Vinayak Dravid
    20:29
  5. 5.
    Advancing Nanotechnology with User Facilities: A Conversation with Adam Rondinone
    21:26
  6. 6.
    Teaching Nanotechnology in High School: A Conversation with John Weisenfeld
    15:01
  7. 7.
    Nanotechnology’s Role in Solving Global Societal Challenges: A Podcast Snippet with Himanshu Jain
    2:30
  8. 8.
    Quantum Sensors and Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Clarice Aiello
    11:23
  1. 9.
    Exploring the Unique Properties of Glass: A Conversation with Himanshu Jain
    11:54
  2. 10.
    Using Optical Light to Probe Materials at the Nanoscale: A Conversation with Jim Schuck
    18:41
  3. 11.
    Thinking outside the box with protein-based materials: A Conversation with Kristi Kiick
    12:49
  4. 12.
    Improving the Immune System’s Response to Viral Infections: A Conversation with Pamela Bjorkman
    14:06
  5. 13.
    Diagnosing disease and monitoring infections with biosensors: A Conversation with Dan Roxbury
    13:14
  6. 14.
    Shaping the Future of Communication Systems with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Rhonda Franklin
    22:15
  7. 15.
    Tackling Breast Cancer with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Sanchita Bhatnagar
    12:14
  8. 16.
    Looking Back to the Beginning: A Snippet with Chuck Black
    4:15
  9. 17.
    Quantum Effects Applied to Biology and Energy: A Conversation with Rama Podila
    15:59
  10. 18.
    Incorporating Nanotechnology into the Classroom: A Snippet with Kurt Kolasinski
    3:24
  11. 19.
    Interdisciplinarity in Nanotechnology: A Snippet with Matt Hull
    3:48
  12. 20.
    Looking to the Future of Nanotechnology: A Snippet with Jeff Welser
    2:04
  13. 21.
    Making Nanotechnology Relatable: A Conversation with Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb
    14:33
  14. 22.
    Nanotechnology Education: A Snippet with Mike Hochella
    3:24
  15. 23.
    Nanotechnology Education: A Conversation with Jared Ashcroft
    17:47
  16. 24.
    Medical Imaging Using Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Jessica Winter
    12:52
  17. 25.
    Getting Started at a User Facility: A Snippet with Sean Hearne
    2:12
  18. 26.
    Nanotechnology and Society: A Conversation with Jamey Wetmore
    12:33
  19. 27.
    Polymer Thin Film Manufacturing: A Conversation with Tequila Harris
    12:33
  20. 28.
    Between the Disciplines: A Snippet with Gerhard Klimeck
    3:57
  21. 29.
    Inspiring the Next Generation with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Abby Carbone
    17:54
  22. 30.
    Speaking Different Science “Languages”: A Conversation with Paul Alivisatos
    16:28
  23. 31.
    The Intersection of Nanotechnology and Agriculture: A Conversation with Swadesh Santra
    10:08
  24. 32.
    Insights on the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative: A Conversation with Jeff Welser
    16:03
  25. 33.
    The Intersection of Nanotechnology and Biology: A Conversation with Markita Landry
    12:20
  26. 34.
    Nanomedicine Moving Forward: A Snippet with Paula Hammond
    3:23
  27. 35.
    The Growth of Nanotechnology Through Interdisciplinarity: A Conversation with Sharon Walker
    16:07
  28. 36.
    Sustainability in Mind: A Conversation with Greg Lowry
    13:15
  29. 37.
    Communicating your Science: A Conversation with Carol Lynn Alpert
    15:58
  30. 38.
    Nano-Earth Science: A Conversation with Mike Hochella
    15:23
  31. 39.
    Northeastern’s Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing: A Conversation with Ahmed Busnaina
    11:18
  32. 40.
    Treating Cancer with Plant Viruses: A Conversation with Nicole Steinmetz
    19:33
  33. 41.
    Developing Cancer Treatments with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Sudipta Seal
    11:44
  34. 42.
    Bio-Inspired Nanotechnology: A Conversation with LaShanda Korley
    7:41
  35. 43.
    Creating Brand-New Science and Engineering: A Conversation with Chris Ober, Ron Olson, and Don Tennant
    13:52
  36. 44.
    A Platform to Share Nano Simulation Tools: A Conversation with Gerhard Klimeck
    15:20
  37. 45.
    Advice to Nanotechnology Undergrads
    9:18
  38. 46.
    The Future of Nanotechnology
    15:39
  39. 47.
    15 Years of Nanotechnology Advances
    10:17
  40. 48.
    15 Years of Interdisciplinarity
    10:18
  41. 49.
    Impacting the World with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Chad Mirkin
    22:35
  42. 50.
    An Attitude to Study Matter: A Conversation with Fabio Pulizzi
    17:16

Listen to Stories from the NNI now.

Listen to Stories from the NNI in full in the Spotify app