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THE BRIEF - Options and Makerspaces

THE BRIEF - Options and Makerspaces

May 4, 2022

THE BRIEF - Options and Maker Spaces
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains the value of an employee share option, and Marc takes us for a lightning tour of a University Makerspace. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

037 - THE LIGHT TOUCH - Dr. Heba Khamis

037 - THE LIGHT TOUCH - Dr. Heba Khamis

April 27, 2022

THE LIGHT TOUCH

For many decades robots have outclassed humans in terms of strength and precision, yet their rudimentary ability to sense and understand the world around them has limited their widespread adoption. But thanks to the work of engineers like Dr. Heba Khamis, the robots are catching up fast.

Only three years ago, Dr. Khamis was a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher working at the intersection of sensing, software and robotics. But when she and her colleagues attended a CSIRO accelerator course, it helped them realise the commercial potential of one of the sensors they had been developing, and set them on a path to venture beyond the walls of academia.

Heba is now the co-founder and CEO of Contactile - a startup whose a revolutionary sensor design promises to change the way robots feel their environment, opening up applications in sensitive handling tasks from fruit picking to underwater manipulation.

Listen in for the very latest from this fast-moving startup. 

GUEST : Dr. Heba Khamis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebakhamis/

CONTACTILE
https://contactile.com/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Open Access and Pivoting

THE BRIEF - Open Access and Pivoting

April 20, 2022

THE BRIEF - Open Access and Pivoting
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s Marc talks about the shift towards open access publishing in science, while Leo explains what it means for a startup to pivot. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Due Diligence and International Campuses

THE BRIEF - Due Diligence and International Campuses

April 6, 2022

THE BRIEF - DD and International Campuses
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo gives a long-overdue explanation of DD, and Marc tells us how Australian universities have been teaching international students even without international travel. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

036 - WAVES OF CHANGE - Tom Wilson

036 - WAVES OF CHANGE - Tom Wilson

March 31, 2022

WAVES OF CHANGE

Being an advocate for social justice, sustainability, art and design has allowed Tom Wilson to develop a unique perspective on sustainability and commercialisation in the surfing industry.

Born on the Channel Islands (UK), Tom also lived in Canada before moving to Australia. He is a computer aided designer and environmental scientist by training, earning degrees from the Universities of Salford and the University of New England.

He spent a decade in the architecture and design world, followed by more than 15 years with community and non-profit organisations, including a stint as the Assistant Coach for the Street Socceroos! In 2019 Tom founded Wave Changer a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sustainability in surfing and the ocean. 

 

GUEST : Tom Wilson
http://www.wavechanger.org/tom-wilson.html

WAVE CHANGER
http://www.wavechanger.org/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Professor Marc in het Panhuis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Design For Manufacture and University HR

THE BRIEF - Design For Manufacture and University HR

March 23, 2022

THE BRIEF - Design for Manufacture and University HR
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains the importance considering how a product is made as well as how it works, and Marc gives an overview of how you get hired (or fired) at a modern university. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

035 - SCIENTIFIC LEGACY - Prof. Justin Gooding

035 - SCIENTIFIC LEGACY - Prof. Justin Gooding

March 16, 2022

SCIENTIFIC LEGACY

For many young scientists, replicating the achievements of Professor Justin Gooding would be a mighty aspiration. But for the man himself, its been about much more than the milestones.

Though born and raised in Melbourne, it was a seven year stint in the United Kingdom that proved to be a pivotal moment in Justin's life. Working at two of the world's most storied scientific institutions, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge not only set the foundation for Justin's research career but it also introduced him to Katharina Gaus, a German-born researcher with whom his personal and professional life has been intertwined ever since.

Since returning to Australia in 1997 Justin and Kat each built stellar research careers in their own right. Working together at the University of NSW they gained a reputation as a scientific power-couple, underpinning the university's growing reputation as a centre of materials science, biosensing and advanced microscopy. Over two decades, Justin earned three Eureka Prizes, a fellowship to the Australian Academy of Science, over 30,000 citations to his published works, and has seen aspects of his research translated into spinout companies including Inventia Life Science and AgaMatrix. 

But recently - Justin has had cause to think deeply about his life and love within the halls of science, and he joins us today to share a personal journey that is reshaping his perspective on his own scientific legacy.

 

GUEST : Prof. Justin Gooding
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-gooding-13264021

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR NANO-MEDICINE
https://www.acn.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW
https://www.unsw.edu.au/

INVENTIA LIFE SCIENCES
https://inventia.life/

AGAMATRIX
https://agamatrix.com/

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Beyond Blue - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Lifeline - 13 11 14 -  https://lifelinedirect.org.au/
Griefline - https://griefline.org.au/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - TRLs and International Students

THE BRIEF - TRLs and International Students

March 1, 2022

THE BRIEF - Technology Readiness Levels and Cap Tables
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains the importance of NASA's 60 year old system for classifying technological progress, and Marc helps unpick why Australian universities can't wait to get their international students back. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

034 - THE FIRE INSIDE - Dr. Kate Nguyen

034 - THE FIRE INSIDE - Dr. Kate Nguyen

February 23, 2022

THE FIRE INSIDE

In 2017 the Grenfell Tower in London was engulfed by a fire that climbed its external cladding with alarming speed, ultimately claiming 72 lives. And while many around the world were still coming to terms with the disaster, Dr. Kate Nguyen got to work. 

Born in Vietnam, Kate was a natural problem-solver and bucked social expectation to pursue a career in engineering. With the support of her family and some inspiring colleagues, she subsequently migrated to Australia and began building an academic career at the intersection of civil engineering and fire safety. 

Today Dr. Nguyen works at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where she has been the recipient of a DECRA Fellowship, The Batternham Medal for Engineering and a L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship recognising her sustainability research and her role in breaking down stereotypes in a male-dominated field.

Join us to hear how a tragedy half way across the world helped to drive this inspiring young scientist to new heights. 

 

GUEST : Dr. Kate Nguyen
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-nguyen-ab8ab4145/

RMIT
https://www.rmit.edu.au/

CLADDING SAFETY VICTORIA
https://www.vic.gov.au/cladding-safety

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

RENY DIGITAL :
https://renydigital.com/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Impact and Seed Rounds

THE BRIEF - Impact and Seed Rounds

February 15, 2022

THE BRIEF - Research Impact and Seed Rounds

The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Marc takes us through the concept of research impact, and Leo gives a long-overdue definition of a seed round.

Listen in as we discuss these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

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