Cross Talks #11 – NanoCatRed

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Cross Talks is a podcast series by the UT Austin Portugal Program that will walk you through the wonders of science-business collaboration. Monthly, we will be exploring emerging topics in the areas of Advanced Computing, Medical Physics, Nanotechnologies and Space-Earth Interactions as we delve into the Program’s ground-breaking industry-driven research projects, selected through the 2019 Strategic Research Project (SRP) Call.

In our eleventh episode, Salomé Soares (Assistant Researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto), Sérgio Silva (Founder & CEO of ADVENTECH) and Simon Humphrey (Professor at the UT Austin’s College of Natural Sciences) shared more about their project called NanoCatRed.

The group is developing nanoparticles that break down harmful inorganic contaminants, from water. Through a chemical reaction, these nanoparticles generate harmless products, thus reducing the health risks that inorganic contaminants impose on humans and the environment.

Presented by Adriana Costa and produced by Andreia Passos (UT Austin Portugal Executive Director) and Adriana Costa (UT Austin Portugal Communication Team – PT Office).

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