Jim Pfaendtner is a chemical engineer at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the podcast to talk about data — the flood of it from modern experiments and simulations, the challenge of dealing with it, and its potential to transform the practice of science and engineering. Other critical topics include the Tacoma Aroma, Swiss army knives, the meaning of life, the dangers of Microsoft Excel, and SkyNet. (Recorded on November 15, 2016 from the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
- Jim Pfaendtner
- University of Washington system
- Stacy Conradt - "The Aroma of Tacoma: Why One Washington City is Known for its Stench"
- Mount Rainier
- Seattle Times - "Snohomish County Landslide"
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- David A. C. Beck et al - "Data Science: Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Chemical Engineering"
- Lilo Pozzo
- Thomas Hermann et al - "Sound and Meaning in Auditory Data Display"
- National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Nanovation #16 - Mark Styczynski
- The Economist - "After Moore's Law: The Future of Computing"
- James Urton - "Graduate Education in Clean Energy Due for ‘Big Data’ Overhaul"
- Bruce Finlayson - "Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing"
- Atlas Obscura - "Boltzmann's Grave"