Six centers aim to make unprecedented progress in understanding the unusual: quantum materials...
Scientists at three centers discuss how they are learning her secrets...
At a workshop, scientists crawled inside the programs to learn...
Meet three new directors working to bring solar panels and energy storage into the spotlight...
Making a solid-state battery requires a good team, good luck, and a way to create an unusually shaped lasagna of atoms...
His work is dangerous, difficult, and confusing, but that’s exactly what he likes about it.
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Patricia Huestis, Daniel J. Pope
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Writing about science isn’t a slow, steady, plodding endeavor. It’s more like a rollercoaster. The slow, steady climb up to find the perfect story idea, the heart-stopping feeling when you’re not sure if you’ll meet the deadline, and the thrill of grabbing the perfect analogy (hint, it’s often pasta in this issue) make communicating science far from a dull, quiet pursuit. This issue is brought to you by a baker’s dozen of early career scientists who willingly jumped onboard. They all have busy lives. Jobs. Sports. Hobbies. Several are starting or finishing up doctoral degrees. Others are balancing a variety of family demands. And they all jumped on for the wild ride that’s communicating science. I just wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” to all of them and hope you’ll enjoy this issue. If you do, feel free to let our board know. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.
- Andrea Bruck, Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2mt)
- Amanda Filie, Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC)
- James Furness, Center for Complex Materials from First Principles (CCM)
- Ryan Greer, Center for Actinide Science and Technology (CAST)
- Chiung-Wei Huang, Alliance for Molecular Photoelectrode Design for Solar Fuels (AMPED)
- Patricia Huestis, Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM)
- Kenneth Madsen, Center for Electrochemical Energy Science (CEES)
- Amin Makarem, Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (CLSF)
- Angela Norton, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
- Natasha Pence, Biological Electron Transfer and Catalysis (BETCy)
- Emily Sahadeo, Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)
- Hannah Sayre, Bioinspired Light-Escalated Chemistry (BioLEC)
- Rahul Sujanani, Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems (M-WET)
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