Happy National Nano Day! National Nanotechnology Day is an annual event organized by the National Nanotechnology Initiative to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.
This year, we invite you to check out our new season of Foundry Fireside chat videos, featuring Foundry postdocs, and to help us choose the new winners in our annual NanoArt Image contest!
Foundry Fireside is the Molecular Foundry’s video series featuring informal conversations with Foundry staff and postdocs about their recent and/or ongoing research. In a casual Zoom setting, they break down the basics of what they’re studying and share with us why they think it’s cool, what they think is exciting, and what they hope for in the future.
A Chat with Tim Kodalle
Foundry Postdoctoral Researcher Tim Kodalle joins us to talk about his work studying the layered materials inside tandem photovoltaic cells.
A Chat with Katherine Sytwu
Foundry Postdoctoral Researcher Katherine Sytwu joins us to talk about her work using artificial intelligence to speed up TEM image analysis.
A Chat with John Thomas
Foundry Postdoctoral Researcher John Thomas joins us to talk about his work looking for novel defects in 2D materials that could be used for Quantum Information Science as well as how they harness artificial intelligence to automate the microscope.
A Chat with Alex Lin
Foundry Postdoctoral Researcher Alex Lin joins us to talk about his work understanding the structure and properties of biomaterials.
A Chat with Sean Mills
Foundry Postdoctoral Researcher Sean Mills joins us to talk about his work using TEM to study the mechanisms behind corrosion and irradiation that occur in materials used in nuclear reactors and other harsh environments.