Day: October 7, 2012

Thermoelectrics Go Nano

A piece I wrote for Materials Today – originally appeared here: http://www.materialstoday.com/electronic-properties/comment/thermoelectrics-go-nano/ Thermoelectrics Go Nano Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a new nanostructured thermoelectric material which they claim converts heat to electricity more efficiently than any existing...


Physics etc :)

The whole women-in-physics thing is a subject I have very mixed feelings on. YES, I am a female physicist in a male-dominated environment. But NO, I don’t think I should be congratulated for that fact alone. And I don’t think that aiming to get a 50:50 split between the sexes should be the focus of our (as scientists and communicators) effort....