Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast

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Taylor Sparks and Andrew Falkowski presents

Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast

In this podcast, Taylor and Andrew investigate the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering. Topic areas ranging from cutting edge materials technology, the history of different materials, the commercialization of new materials, and exciting advances in processing and characterization are all covered in detail. Our episodes include things like the unlikely discovery of superglue or teflon, the fascinating backstories about modern biomaterials like dialysis filters, and updates on new technologies including wearable electronics, next generation batteries, and nanomaterials. In short, we hope to help listeners understand the critical role that materials have played in society and even glimpse into what the future may hold for new materials.

  • Episode 47: μ: Better Polystyrene Recycling

    October 8, 2021

    Episode 47: μ: Better Polystyrene Recycling

  • Episode 46: Better Nuclear Fuel

    September 13, 2021

    Episode 46: Better Nuclear Fuel

  • Episode 45: μ: Was the Challenger an engineering failure?

    August 25, 2021

    Episode 45: μ: Was the Challenger an engineering failure?

  • Episode 44: Digital Image Correlation

    August 12, 2021

    Episode 44: Digital Image Correlation

  • Episode 43: Geopolymers

    July 15, 2021

    Episode 43: Geopolymers

  • Episode 42: μ: What Really Sunk the Titanic?

    June 18, 2021

    Episode 42: μ: What Really Sunk the Titanic?

  • Episode 41: 3D Printing Case Studies

    June 8, 2021

    Episode 41: 3D Printing Case Studies

  • Episode 40: μ: Aviation Crack Growth

    May 22, 2021

    Episode 40: μ: Aviation Crack Growth

  • Episode 39: Reshaping Energy Storage

    May 5, 2021

    Episode 39: Reshaping Energy Storage

  • Episode 38: μ: Silicon Chip Shortage

    April 27, 2021

    Episode 38: μ: Silicon Chip Shortage

  • Episode 37: 3D Printing Deep Dive

    April 6, 2021

    Episode 37: 3D Printing Deep Dive

  • Episode 36: μ: Magnetocaloric Materials

    March 27, 2021

    Episode 36: μ: Magnetocaloric Materials

  • Episode 35: Spark Plasma Sintering

    March 1, 2021

    Episode 35: Spark Plasma Sintering

  • Episode 34: μ: Cookware

    February 24, 2021

    Episode 34: μ: Cookware

  • Episode 33: Photography

    February 1, 2021

    Episode 33: Photography

  • Episode 32: μ: The Elixir of Civilization

    January 16, 2021

    Episode 32: μ: The Elixir of Civilization

  • Episode 31: Ionic Conduction

    January 4, 2021

    Episode 31: Ionic Conduction

  • Episode 30: μ: Engineering a Better Skateboard

    December 18, 2020

    Episode 30: μ: Engineering a Better Skateboard

  • Episode 29: Superconducting Materials

    December 7, 2020

    Episode 29: Superconducting Materials

  • Episode 28: μ: Investing in Materials Startups

    November 23, 2020

    Episode 28: μ: Investing in Materials Startups