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Chris Pistorius: Can We Build a New America with American Steel

Originally aired on February 15, 2017 on KCBS Radio

Professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research, Chris Pistorius discusses how the American steel industry has changed over the past 30 years and whether it can support new government infrastructure projects. link here

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Lisa Porter: Semiconductors for an Energy Efficient Future

Published on Jan 18, 2017

Professor of Materials Science and Enginering Lisa Porter discusses her research on semiconductor materials and devices, especially those that enable new technologies for a more energy-efficient future. link here

HOLM - The Computer Vision Approach to 3-D Printing

Liz Holm: The Computer Vision Approach to 3-D Printing

Published on Dec 14, 2016

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Liz Holm explains how using computers to understand microstructural images fits in with metal 3-D printing. link here

(3/13/17 featured on AdditiveManufacturing.com)

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Tony Rollett: Additive Manufacturing with Metals

Published on Nov 9, 2016

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Tony Rollett discusses additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, with metals, as well as using advanced characterization techniques to solve industry challenges in the field. link here

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Liz Holm: Automatically Evaluating Microstructures

Published on September 13, 2016

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Liz Holm discusses using machine learning algorithms to search microstructure images for cracks, defects, and rare features. [This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR15-07830. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.]. link here

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The Materials Characterization Facility at Carnegie Mellon University

Published on July 19, 2016
The Materials Characterization Facility, or MCF, is a centralized, multi-user facility housing an array of microscopes, spectrometers, and diffractometers for the structural and chemical characterization of materials. This video describes the equipment available in the MCF. link here
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Vincent Sokalski: Improving Computer Memory Using Spintronics

Published on July 13, 2016

Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Research Professor Vincent Sokalski explains his work on two-dimensional magnetic bubbles called skyrmions and their role in the search for new materials to improve the energy efficiency, speed, and reliability of computer memory and processors. link here

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Dr. Jay Whitacre, Making Robust Next-Generation Energy Storage

Published on April 27, 2016

Jay Whitacre, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University provides an "Andy Talk" (20 minutes or less) on Making Robust Next-Generation Energy Storage: The Why and How of Batteries that Last Decades during Carnegie Mellon Energy Week 2016. link here


Adam Feinberg Demonstrates 3-D Bioprinting Process

Published on October 23, 2015

Adam Feinberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering, describes his work in 3-D printing soft materials. link here

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Atul Madhusudan: Working to Cure Degenerative Diseases with Medical Research

Published on October 8, 2015

Meet Atul Madhusudan, a researcher in the Tzahi Cohen-Karni Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Atul's research involves imaging neurons and other cell types and contributes to building tools to see how cells communicate. link here

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Tzahi Cohen-Karni: The Opportunities as a Scientist are Endless

Published on October 8, 2015

Meet Tzahi Cohen-Karni, an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the Cohen-Karni Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon. Tzahi's research involves nano-engineering in medicine and contributes to designing very small electronics to look into the electrical properties of tissue and cells. link here


Adam Feinberg: Tissue Engineering: 3-D Printing of the Heart and Arteries

Published on October 7, 2015
Adam Feinberg, faculty member in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, presents an in-depth look at his research in 3-D bioprinting. link here
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Jay Whitacre, 2015 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner

Published on September 15, 2015

Jay Whitacre, Ph.D. is internationally recognized for his work in the field of large-scale energy storage devices and systems. He invented a new non-toxic energy storage product – the Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) battery. Whitacre won the 2015 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his groundbreaking sustainable inventions to improve our world and dedication to the next generation. link here

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Chris Pistorius: Metals Production: Iron & Steelmaking

Published on July 20, 2015

Chris Pistorius, POSCO Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research, explains how we can reduce CO2 emissions from metals production, ironmaking and steelmaking by including natural gas in the process. link here


Tony Rollett: Metallurgy: Real World Applications

Published on January 27, 2015

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Tony Rollett talks about his work with metals and the real world applications of metallurgy. link here
*Sept 2016 featured video on Industrial Heating


Adam Feinberg: Tissue Engineering to Treat Human Disease

Published on December 15, 2014

Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Adam Feinberg describes the Patterning on Topography (PoT) technique used by his group to improve the surface of biomaterials used in medical device research. link here

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Chris Bettinger: Edible Electronics

Published on August 21, 2014
Chris Bettinger, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses edible electronics, a possible less-invasive, future alternative to implants and other medical devices. link here

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Robert Davis at TEDxPSU: Lighting -- an evolving and efficient pathway to cleaner air

Published on May 5, 2014
Artificial lighting consumes ~ 20 percent of the electricity used in the USA and most other countries in the developed world. The efficiencies in energy used to "burn" incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are ≤5% and ≤35%, respectively; the remainder of the energy is converted into useless heat. link here