Science Café Videos

Neil Tomson
Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
“Chemical Lightning: Using Electrostatic Fields to Make Alternative Fuels”
May 25, 2017


Harold Gray
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
“Electricity Generation from Nuclear Power Reactors”
April 20, 2017


Peter J. Collings
Physics, Swarthmore College and University of Pennsylvania
“Liquid Crystals: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them!”
March 23, 2017


Jeffery G. Saven
Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
“Sculpting Protein”
February 15, 2017


Jorge Santiago-Aviles
ESE, University of Pennsylvania
“The Importance of Batteries and Super Capacitors to the Electric Car and to an Efficient Power Grid”
January 26, 2017


Paulo E. Arratia
MEAM & CBE, University of Pennsylvania
“A Fantastic Voyage – From Bacteria to Micro-robots”
December 8, 2016


Randall Kamien
Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
“The Mathematics of Paper”
November 17, 2016


Ivan J. Dmochowski
Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
“Designing Light-Responsive Molecules for Biomedical Applications”
September 29, 2016


Struan F.A. Grant
Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes ARE Genetic: Successes from Genome Wide Scans”
April 28, 2016


Raymond J. Gorte
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
“Automotive Emissions-Control Systems: How Does It Work and What Did Volkswagen Do?”
March 31, 2016


Bill Berner
Physics, University of Pennsylvania
“It’s All Smoke and Mirrors: The Physics of Images”
December 3, 2015


Neil C. Tomson
Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
“The Problem with Solar Energy, and How to Fix It”
November 5, 2015


Alison Sweeney
Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
Brice Ménard
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
“Deep Sea or Deep Space? Observations of structure and diversity in the near-universe and earth’s own deep sea.”
October 15, 2015


A.T. Charlie Johnson
Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
“A ‘Bionic Nose’ to Smell Cancer – From Small Science to Major Applications”
September 17, 2015


LRSM Science CafeCarlos Perez
MSE, University of Pennsylvania
“The Missing Piece: Energy Storage for a Sustainable World”
March 18, 2015


LRSM Science CafeEric Schelter
Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
“Rare Earth Metals: I-phones to Alien Life”
February 18, 2015


LRSM Science CafeDoug Durian
Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
“Grains of Physics”
January 21, 2015


LRSM Science CafeNicholas Kybert
Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
“Nanotube ‘Noses’: Putting Sniffer Dogs out of Business”
December 10, 2014


LRSM Science CafeDavid Salas-de la Cruz, Ph.D., EIT
Rutgers University, Camden
“How 3-D Printing Can Disrupt the Status Quo”
November 5, 2014


LRSM Science CafeIgor Bargatin
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania
“Producing Solar Electricity by Boiling Water … and Electrons!”
October 15, 2014


LRSM Science CafeMatthew J. Lazzara
CBE, University of Pennsylvania
“Personalized Medicine for Cancer”
September 3, 2014


LRSM Science CafeRuss Composto, MSE, University of Pennsylvania
Schuyler Patton, Central High School, Philadelphia
“Eating in a Material World”
April 2, 2014


LRSM Science CafeTim Bechtel
Enviroscan Inc. & University of Pennsylvania
“Fracking, Fracing, or Frac’ing … What is Going on Down There?”
March 5, 2014


LRSM Science CafeWilliam Wunner
Wistar Institute, Philadelphia
“Rabies – A perpetual killer disease of humans challenges scientists, public health officials and governments”
February 12, 2014


LRSM Science CafeEric L. Hume, MD
Penn Orthopaedics Perelman SOM, University of Pennsylvania
“Adventures and Misadventures in Materials and Biology: 50 Years of Hip Replacement Progress”
January 8, 2014


LRSM Science CafeNader Enghetab
Electrical & Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
“Abracadabra:Making Things Invisible and Seeing the Unseen”
November 13, 2013


LRSM Science CafeMichael Naguib
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
“Charging your cell phone in two minutes or less: Unlocking the potential of the two-dimensional world.”
October 2, 2013


LRSM Science CafeJanet Monge
University of Pennsylvania Museum/Anthropology
“Forensic Anthropology: Death by Hemlock, Cholera, and Marijuana”
September 4, 2013


Mojca Čepič, Jerneja Pavlin, Maja Pečar
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia “Liquid Crystals and Other Anisotropic Materials – Our Every Day Friends”
June 12, 2013