Why the name Materials Inside?
We wanted to create a series of podcasts which delve deep into the materials world, looking not just at the scientific side, but also at what the materials are used for and what makes each of them unique and exciting. At Goodfellow, we have an amazing technical team with knowledge which goes far beyond the technical properties of materials, so we wanted to create a platform to share that knowledge with the public. It was this passion to explore the materials world which led to the name, Materials Inside.
What’s involved in making the information within the podcast episodes accessible and understandable for a wider audience?
Everyone at Goodfellow knows all the interesting and amazing applications that our materials are used for, but sometimes, to the general public, the uses are considered dry and uninspiring. We’re here to prove that wrong!
We take these end applications and work backwards from there. So, if you’re interested in motor sports, we can tell you how material innovations impact that. Or perhaps you’re interested in how materials are used to create certain visuals in art and design projects – we’ve got that covered too.
Even when we do discuss more technical topics, such as sputtering targets or perovskites, we always tie it back to understandable uses and real-world applications. By doing that, we make sure it’s an easy listen for everyone, but at the same time, even those within the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) community might learn something new.
How is the experience of presenting the podcast?
It was scary to start with. English is not my first language, I’ve only been in the UK for 12 years, and I’m not a scientist myself. But with time, the team around me, along with all the support from friends and listeners, gave me more confidence to do it. It has been a great experience.
To listen to the podcast, visit https://www.materialshub.com/podcast/