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Think Science: Nanotechnology

Those nacho-flavored chips you're eating? They probably taste that way because of micro-flavor particles covering the surface. Engines that burn cleaner fuel? Thank nanotechnology. Sports equipment that lasts longer, flies faster... lighter weight material for aerospace and engineering, even biological machines within the human body... Even a decade ago there were over 800 publicly available products that could be classified as using nanotechnology, which is defined as science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.

At this Think Science event, held on Friday, November 16, 2018, we invited local scientists and researchers to talk about their work in the field of nanotechnology. You can listen to audio of the presentation in the SoundCloud player below, and follow along with the slide presentations at the bottom of this page.


This Think Science event was made possible in part by Port San AntonioUTSA College of Engineering, and the School of Science and Technology.

Think Science: Nanotechnology; James Oxley, Southwest Research Institute from Nathan Cone

Think Science: Nanotechnology; Randy Glickman, UT Health from Nathan Cone

Think Science: Nanotechnology; Heather Shipley, UTSA from Nathan Cone