Nano Nuggets, Podcasts, and More


These videos focus on interesting developments and events in the field of nanotechnology. You can also visit NanoTube, the NNI's YouTube channel.

In honor of National Nanotechnology Day, Stories from the NNI podcast episodes will be regularly posted. Continue to check back to see more!

Nanosensors for Aerospace & Building Industries

Sameh Dardona, United Technologies Research Center | From the NNI Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop: Finding Better Paths to Products, June 13-14, 2017

Nanosensor Testing - Part 1

Abhishek Motayed, N5 Sensors, Inc. | From the NNI Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop: Finding Better Paths to Products, June 13-14, 2017

Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole: Analytical Tools for Exposure Science

This episode continues our conversation with Sara Brenner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).

Taking Research Beyond the Bench

Dr. John Rogers compares the geometries of human-made circuits and the brain, shares his motivation for licensing his research, and jokes about the peril of mentoring too many undergrads (he writes a lot of letters of recommendation!).

How do Doctors Target Cancer Cells?

While the tools that allow scientists to work at the nanoscale have only been around for a few decades, biology has always operated at the nanoscale.

A Different Feel, Mindset, and Sense of Urgency: Collaborating with Industry

Dr. Sara Brenner, a preventive medicine physician, chats about studying engineered nanomaterials as they relate to worker health and safety, preparing students to blaze their own trail, and how the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology could be the model for training the future workforce.

Managing Expectations: Making it to the Sweet Spot with a Nanotech Business

Dr. Baratunde Cola discusses building his company, making nanotechnology seem less scary, and the need for “passion and sobriety” when it comes to the expectations of working at a small nanotechnology company.

Research as a Springboard for Student Innovation

Brandon Carpenter, an entrepreneur on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 in science list, discusses his nanotechnology company, the challenges he’s facing, and the supportive ecosystem that helped him start his own company at 25 years old.

If You Were a Nanometer Tall, How Long Would It Take to Walk Across a Dollar?

In this episode of Stories from the NNI, Dr. Nancy Healy chats about why we need a nano-literate public, the skills future scientists need, and how the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure is a “one-stop shop” for nanotechnology.

Introducing Nanotechnology into the Chemistry Classroom

Ms. Rukes discusses how she's integrated nanotechnology into her chemistry classroom.

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