Tag Archives: Materials Science

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Top 10 Emerging Technologies’

Nanosensors!  Autonomous vehicles! [Yawn.]  We’ve seen these before. Organs-on-chips? Optogenetics?!?  Now this is interesting. The Davos-based World Economic forum released a list of 10 emerging technologies that made a tour of the press a few weeks ago.  There is no … Continue reading

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NanoH2O Acquisition: The Product

On Friday, March 14, Korean industrial concern LG Chem announced they were purchasing NanoH2O, an RO membrane maker that took its first external funding at the peak of the CleanTech bubble in 2005 for $200 MM.  Industrial technology has proven … Continue reading

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New Products: What We Study

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children … Continue reading

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In 2008 We Never Expected Tesla’s GigaPlant

At the outset of the most recent financial downturn in 2008 enthusiasm grew for funding materials science research into energy storage.  The thought at the time was that manufacturing in this sector could ease employment concerns.  Concerns about global energy … Continue reading

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Recruiting is Fun: Finding the Right People

One of my favorite parts of life is recruiting.  I loved it undergrad when organizations were bringing in new members (for me that was club volleyball and fraternity life).  It is even more pleasant in a professional setting. When we’re … Continue reading

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Superbowl Post: Playing a Different Game

In 1906 the rules were modified to allow the forward pass American Football (aka “Gridiron”), defining the schism between football and rugby and enabling those teams that made use of the play to dominate their opponents.  If you had the … Continue reading

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Google’s “Create a Filter” – Pure Torture If You Make Real Filters

Specialized software programs are unusual in the filtration industry – Excel and Minitab are used for data analysis, there are lots of .pdfs circulated with marketing materials and those are often originally crafted in PowerPoint, Word or other commonly used … Continue reading

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