Living in a Materials World: The Science Behind Stuff


Living in a Materials World: The Science Behind Stuff



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Materials matter to all of us. In this podcast, Dr. Moll explains how everyday objects are made of materials designed to have specific properties and perform in certain ways. From the mundane (shower curtains, cooking pans, roof shingles) to the extraordinary (aircraft engines, artificial organs), materials impact all aspects of our life. She examines how this direct link to the everyday world makes materials science and engineering topics so fascinating. In particular, Dr. Moll reveals the secrets of how materials science and engineering have made your smartphone possible.

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Amy J. Moll is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University. Dr. Moll co-founded the Materials Science and Engineering program at Boise State and served as the first chair. She received a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as M.S and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Moll has also worked in the private sector for Hewlett Packard. She recently served as an advisor on the PBS documentary “Making Stuff”.

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Living in a Materials World: The Science Behind Stuff