Tuesday, May 1, 2007
UTD’s Daniel and Baughman featured in upcoming KERA production
Nanotechnology is about the small stuff - and when you think about it, it's all small stuff, right?
UTD President David E. Daniel, along with nanotechnologist Ray Baughman (Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Dir. of UTD's NanoTech Institute), will be featured in a segment of the 13-part KERA series State of Tomorrow to air next Monday (May 7) at 11 p.m.
Dr. Baughman (that's "BACH-man," just in case you're faced with a quiz-show question involving the pronunciation of his name) has been at UTD for six years, having been involved in product development at Honeywell/AlliedSignal prior to entering the academic profession. As a result of his leadership in the field of nanotechnology research, he's becoming something of a media darling: he was recently interviewed on NOVA (regarding his work with carbon nanotubes, which might wind up making it feasible to construct and operate an elevator into space), and he's reportedly being interviewed for an upcoming piece in D Magazine.
Other applications for nanotech (which involves manipulation of materials at the molecular level) include the creation of artificial muscles. And then, of course, there's these guys.
Bottom line: all you school kids (grades 1-12) specializing in nanotechnology are hereby granted permission to stay up late that night to watch the show. You can tell your parents I said so.
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