19: Doug Natelson - Look, I'm a physicist, I have met people like Sheldon

Doug Natelson is a different kind of geek. He's an expert in the physics of nanoscale materials, but he’s also a world-class science communicator. Doug authors the blog Nanoscale Views, where he writes about a range of general interest and technical topics. We talk about his lab's studies of heating at the nanoscale, his love of blogging, and his recently published textbook on nanotechnology. (Recorded on September 1, 2016)

18: Ivan Oransky - It would be both inadvisable and highly illegal for me to treat any patients

Ivan Oransky is the co-founder (with his colleague Adam Marcus) of Retraction Watch, a website that tracks retractions in the scientific literature. This episode was recorded during Ivan's visit to Georgia Tech to give the Phillips 66 / C.J. "Pete" Silas Program in Ethics and Leadership lecture. We discussed his motivations for starting Retraction Watch, the reasons for the rising number of retractions, and what drives (a very small number of) scientists to commit fraud. (Recorded on August 31, 2016)

17: Taylor Harvey - I’m not going to give you any money to do it, but you should do it

16: Mark Styczynski - The yeast are just as smart as before I got them

Mark Styczynski is a systems biologist and Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. He knows very little about nanotechnology, but that's the point. We discuss what biotechnologists and nanotechnologists don't understand about each other and how they might collaborate in the future. (Recorded on August 3, 2016)  

15: Jordi Arbiol - Anyone can do TEM

14: Matthew Realff - There's no free lunch

13: John Hart - The Home Depot for nanomaterials

What do you get when you combine current events and nanotechnology? NanoBama, a carbon nanotube based picture of the 44th President of the United States. John Hart, the leader of the Mechanosynthesis Group at MIT, joins the podcast to talk about his love of nanomanufacturing and science communication. We talk about the challenge of developing “code” for nanomanufacturing processes and how nanomanufacturing is in a (sometimes frustrating) adolescent phase. John also shares his experience preparing for and presenting a TEDx talk. (Recorded on June 17, 2016)

12: Charlie Bennett - Heat the bonkers out of it

11: Brian Korgel - Even the simple things are hard

Brian Korgel from the University of Texas at Austin joins the podcast to reminisce about nano's past and ponder its future. We chat about his formative years as a graduate student, the giants whose shoulders he has stood upon, and a (long forgotten) time when it was necessary to convince your colleagues of the value of nanoscience. We also discuss a future where nanomaterials have found their place in solar energy technologies and one where we have far better control of the interface between materials and biology. (Recorded on May 12, 2016.)

10: Nancy Healy - Mr. Whatever-his-name-is made too much meatball sauce

Nancy Healy is the director of education and outreach for the National Science Foundation funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). A recovering micropaleontologist, she oversees activities at the 16 primary NNCI sites around the country. We talk about the educational mission of the NNCI, the public’s evolving perceptions of nanotechnology, and how you’re never too young to be inspired by it. We make sure to cover the usual nano topics, including magic sand, Wil Wheaton, khaki pants, superheros, meatballs, school buses, and ferrofluids. (Recorded on April 19, 2016)