Sustainable Nano

Ep 3. Nanoparticles in Electric Car Batteries: How Do We Study Sustainability?

Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk about a recent research study that looked at how one type of battery nanomaterial affects bacteria called Shewanella oneidensis. We interview Mimi Hang and Ian Gunsolus, who were co-first authors of the study as graduate students in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

Episode Notes

Welcome to episode 3 of the Sustainable Nano podcast! In this episode, we talk about a recent research study that looked at how one type of battery nanomaterial affects bacteria called Shewanella oneidensis. We interview Mimi Hang and Ian Gunsolus, who were co-first authors of the study as graduate students in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is one example of an electric car that uses NMC in its batteries (image by Tennen-Gas)

https://sustainablenano.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/nmc-091416.mp3

 

The study may sound familiar to regular blog readers – Mimi summarized it in this post and it got some media attention, which we wrote about here and here.

Wrapping up our podcast launch week we will have one more new episode coming tomorrow (nanotechnology superheroes!). After that we will switch to an every-other-week schedule. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! Or if you’re not an iTunes person, you can always still listen here on the blog.


ABOUT THIS EPISODE

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IntervieweesDr. Ian Gunsolus, Mimi Hang

Producer/Narrator : Miriam Krause

**Music sources: ** Music for this episode came from the Free Music Archive, specifically tracks by Kesta and  Dexter Britain

Tagged: bacteria, batteries, electric cars, nanotechnology, podcast, research, Shewanella oneidensis