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In this podcast, we cover topics related to everyday life in surface and interface science. We invite leading scientists and experts in different areas to have interesting discussions spanning everything from the bigger perspectives to scientific details. We talk about key concepts and terminology, tools and instrumentation used, challenges, strategies, and approaches to address common issues, as well as tips and tricks related to the planning and performance of the research and scientific work itself.

In this podcast, we cover topics related to everyday life in surface and interface science. We invite leading scientists and experts in different areas to have interesting discussions spanning everything from the bigger perspectives to scientific details. We talk about key concepts and terminology, tools and instrumentation used, challenges, strategies, and approaches to address common issues, as well as tips and tricks related to the planning and performance of the research and scientific work itself.

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In this podcast, we cover topics related to everyday life in surface and interface science. We invite leading scientists and experts in different areas to have interesting discussions spanning everything from the bigger perspectives to scientific details. We talk about key concepts and terminology, tools and instrumentation used, challenges, strategies, and approaches to address common issues, as well as tips and tricks related to the planning and performance of the research and scientific work itself.

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English


Episodes

31. Data analysis basics and how to make the most of the collected data

6/9/2022
Data analysis basics and how to make the most of the collected data How do you maximize the information extraction from that data that you may have spent weeks collecting? And what is the difference between ‘precision’ and ‘accuracy’? In this episode, we talk to Prof. Marina Axelson-Fisk, Professor in Mathematical Statistics at Chalmers University of Technology about Data analysis, to learn more about how to make the most of the data that you have collected. In this informative...

Duration:01:02:47

30. Collecting quality data with QCM-D – what to consider and pitfalls to avoid

4/27/2022
Collecting quality data with QCM-D – what to consider and pitfalls to avoid How do you maximize your chances of a measurement being successful? And which are the main pitfalls to avoid when planning and executing experiments? In this episode, we talk to Jennie Ringberg, Global Technical Product Manager for QSense at Biolin Scientific, to learn more about the practical aspects of data collection and experimental design with the ambition to maximize the data quality. The conversation focuses...

Duration:00:44:31

29. A conversation on research related to Biological nanoparticles, Virus infections and Vaccine development

3/24/2022
Why are surface analytical tools useful when scrutinizing virus infections and when trying to figure out ways to tackle them? And what makes research successful? In this episode, we talk to Prof. Fredrik Höök, Professor of Nano and Biophysics, at the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, about his research and work related to biological nanoparticles, virus infections, and vaccine development. This inspiring and intriguing conversation covered multiple facets of...

Duration:00:58:02

28. Design of Experiments and how to make the most of the time spent in the lab

2/24/2022
Is it possible to be more time-efficient when planning, executing and evaluating experiments? And what do the latin squares have to do with it? In this episode, we talk to Prof. Marina Axelson-Fisk, Professor in Mathematical Statistics at Chalmers University of Technology about Design of Experiments, DoE, to learn more about how to efficiently plan your work and to make the most of the time spent in the lab. As always, we start with the basics, and Prof. Axelson-Fisk takes us through what...

Duration:00:51:17

27. QCM-D technology – a microbalance to scrutinize molecule surface interaction

12/21/2021
What is Quartz Crystal microbalance with Dissipation monitoring? And what’s the deal with all the harmonics? In this episode, we talk to Fredrik Pettersson and Erik Nilebäck, both Senior Application Scientists at Biolin Scientific, about the QCM-D technology. Erik has a MSc in Engineering Biology and Devices and Materials in Medicine and a Ph.D. in Bioscience, and Fredrik has a MSc in Biophysical engineering. Both Erik and Fredrik have extensive experience working with the QCM-D technology...

Duration:00:58:14

26. The microbiome, probiotics and research on bacterial adhesion in the gut

12/6/2021
How is the gut-microbiota related to human health? And why do some Lactobacillus strains show health-promoting properties? I this episode, we talk to Dr. Joana Ortega-Anaya, postdoc researcher at the Department of Food Science and technology, at the Ohio State University, to learn more about probiotics and how food can be used to support the symbiotic microbes in the gut microbiome. Dr.Ortega-Anaya specializes in the study of milk components and how they affect probiotics and human health....

Duration:00:36:23

25. Technologies and methods used in a Biointerfaces lab

10/28/2021
What analytical instrumentation should you have in your biointerfaces lab? And which equipment should you prioritize investing in if the funding available for new instrument purchase is limited? I this episode, we talk to Dr. Jenny Malmstrom, Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland to learn more about lab instrumentation and analysis methods. With a background in bioengineering and nanoscience, Dr. Malmström has long experience characterizing and...

Duration:00:36:16

24. From biochemistry to surfactants and the academia – industry leap

9/29/2021
How determined do you have to be to make a career as a scientist? Do all future positions have to be in the same field as the focus of your Ph.D. research? And what’s it like to transition from academia to industry? In this episode of Science on Surfaces, we take a different approach and dive into the mind of the scientist. We talk to Dr. Fredrik Andersson, Scientist and Project Leader at Agriculture and Food for Nouryon Performance formulations, about his career path, which started with a...

Duration:00:19:32

23. Light interaction with matter - a conversation on colors, cooling, and the invisibility cloak

4/21/2021
Did you know that light can be manipulated at the nanoscale to control not only colors but also chemical reactions as well as what we see, or do not see? In this interesting and last episode of the season, we talk to Prof. Magnus Jonsson, Associate Professor and Head of the Organic Photonics and Nano-Optics group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University in Sweden, about light-interaction with matter. Guiding us through the realm of different light-matter interaction...

Duration:00:49:51

22. Mimicking the human tongue and exploring algae-based color agents in Food Science

3/15/2021
Is it possible to map a specific taste experience without anyone tasting the actual product? And is it possible to prevent sensitive natural colorants from bleaching when used in acidic beverages? In this episode of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Younas Dadmohammadi, from the Abbaspourrad lab at Cornell University, about the discipline of food science. The conversation starts with Dr. Dadmohammadi explaining how this multidisciplinary area originated, and then he takes us through two of...

Duration:00:34:41

21. The Li-ion battery – best in class and winner of the Nobel prize

2/17/2021
How does a Li-ion battery differ from the ones you use in a torch? What makes it so special that its development even was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2019? And what’s the deal with the whiskers? In this episode of Science on surfaces we talk to Prof. Erik Berg about the fascinating area of Li-ion batteries. Prof. Berg is Associate senior lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, and Structural Chemistry at Uppsala University in...

Duration:01:09:31

20. Nanomedicines – overcoming drug delivery challenges by intricate design

12/16/2020
What are nanomedicines? And how are they different from traditional ones? In this episode of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Gustav Emilsson about the fascinating area of nanomedicines. Dr. Emilsson is working as a Postdoc with nanomedicine development at the department of Advanced drug delivery in Pharmaceutical Science at AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company. We start out by talking about what nanomedicines are and how they work. Dr. Emilsson explains how the...

Duration:00:43:22

19. Interfacial rheology – predicting product shelf lives and unwanted emulsion formation

11/17/2020
How come egg and oil will turn into a nice emulsion called mayonnaise when mixed, while water and oil will unavoidably separate into two different phases no matter how vigorously you stir? And is there a way to predict the stability of such phase-mixtures? In this episode of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Susanna Lauren at Biolin Scientific about interfacial rheology and how this can be used to predict emulsion and foam stability. Susanna did her Ph.D. on superhydrophobic surfaces and...

Duration:00:22:51

18. The secrets on how to get published in high-impact scientific journals

10/6/2020
Is it possible to learn a method that will help you get published in high-impact journals? And is there such a thing as writer’s block? In this first episode of Season 3 of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr Anna Clemens, Scientific writing coach & editor, about the challenges of scientific writing. Dr. Clemens has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and she is also a journalist. In her company “Scientists Who Write”, she helps scientists to improve their writing skills, write more efficiently, and to get...

Duration:01:04:57

17. Take control over your calendar and be happier with Structure

6/3/2020
Is it really possible to get more done in less time and at the same time be happier and perhaps even live longer? In this last episode for the season, we talk to David Stiernholm, Struktör, about structure. For almost two decades, David has been helping people and organizations become more efficient by creating better structure and order. The episode is packed with inspiration, tips, tricks, and tools on how to get started structuring your work and, once and for all, get rid of that...

Duration:00:53:07

16. Superhydrophobicity – the powerful property behind the lotus leaf effect and self-cleaning surfaces

5/20/2020
What makes a liquid droplet just roll off the surface of a lotus leaf? And what does it take for us to mimic this extraordinary design by nature and to make self-cleaning surfaces? In this episode of Season 2 of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Susanna Lauren at Biolin Scientific about superhydrophobic surfaces. Susanna did her Ph.D. on superhydrophobic surfaces and microfluidics and she is an expert on surface-related phenomena, such as surface tension, wettability, adhesion, and surface...

Duration:00:20:35

15. Surface free energy – the “surface tension” of a solid

5/6/2020
What makes a liquid spread more on some surfaces than on others? In this episode of Season 2 of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Susanna Lauren at Biolin Scientific about Surface Free Energy. Susanna did her Ph.D. on microfluidics and superhydrophobic surfaces and is an expert on surface-related phenomena, such as surface tension, wettability, adhesion, and surface free energy. Susanna describes how the surface free energy of a solid arises and how molecular interactions such as cohesive...

Duration:00:19:36

14. Detecting Pollution and changes in Battery health with NPS

4/22/2020
Which day-care center has the best air quality? And is this Li-ion battery approaching a catastrophic failure? These are questions that NPS technology could answer. In this episode of Season 2 of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Elin Langhammer about Nanoplasmonic sensing, also called NPS. Dr. Langhammer is co-founder and technical director of Insplorion, a company that develops and manufactures NPS sensors for research and development instruments as well as large volume sensor...

Duration:00:30:56

13. Adhesion – relevant for so much more than just glue

4/8/2020
How come paint sticks to the wall? And what makes the ink, used to print logos and text on the milk carton, stay in place? In this episode of Season 2 of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Susanna Lauren at Biolin Scientific about adhesion. Susanna did her Ph.D. on microfluidics and superhydrophobic surfaces and is an expert on surface-related phenomena, such as surface tension, surface free energy, wettability, and adhesion. Susanna describes how adhesion is defined and talks about the...

Duration:00:22:59

12. What the Contact angle reveals - from paint adhesion to performance of technical textile

3/25/2020
How come a water droplet spreads more on a clean glass surface than on a plastic one? And why does the nature of the water spread on the surface matter in a biomedical application? In this episode of Season 2 of Science on surfaces we talk to Dr. Susanna Lauren at Biolin Scientific about contact angles, which is a measure of the wettability of a surface. Susanna did her Ph.D. on microfluidics and superhydrophobic surfaces and is an expert on surface-related phenomena, such as surface...

Duration:00:30:25