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Episode 2: Nature meets Nanomedicine, Part 2 ft. Prof Thomas Webster

October 2, 2020

Guess who's back… Back again… Grace is back… with Part 2 of Nature meets Nanomedicine! FINALLY! (Am I right?)


Today's long awaited episode features the director and head honcho of the Webster Nanomedicine Lab at Northeastern University, Professor Thomas Webster himself! With over 20 years of experience in the field of nanomedicine, Prof. Webster has been around the block and he's got some wild stories to tell. From creating nano-featured titanium implants that enhance bone growth, to designing internal biosensors that will change the future of healthcare, the Webster lab really does it all, including researching a whole mess of different nanotechnology strategies to tackle the spread of the COVID-19 virus!


So take a seat, grab a drink, and join me as I learn about how a nanoparticle spray can keep your iPhone germ free, what makes gold ions turn blue or pink, how nanocrystals and other crazy shit grow on the surface of our bones, technology that uses self assembled nanomaterial blankets to stop virus's, and why you should never use a bathroom for a recording studio.




Today's Guest: Professor Thomas J. Webster

  • Professor in Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University
  • Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering
  • Director of Webster Nanomedicine Lab


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