I’ve begun offering a few of my artworks in giclée prints. The first few of these are now available here.
Join the Portland, Oregon section of the American Chemical Society for a couple of wonderful talks on Green Chemistry.
First, Dr. David Stuart, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University, offers a brief introduction to Green Chemistry and an example from his lab.
Next, Dr. Tom Wilson, retired Director of Materials Technology at Nike, offers an interesting look at the Green Chemistry of rubber in a story about zinc oxide in Nike’s Environmentally Preferred Rubber.
Take a look at the two videos below!
The Portland section of the American Chemical Society interviewed me about my internship at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio in summer, 2015, where I worked on lithium-sulfur battery research. Read the interview here: Portland State chemistry student Joseph Thiebes loves materials science and explored battery technology during NASA internship
Diamonds are a scam! They are common and worthless. One company has cornered the market, controlling how many diamonds are mined and how they reach the consumer. Mining for diamonds is back-breaking work, and the wages are ridiculously low.
It is for this reason I have created the diamond lattice structure pendant. This pendant features the structure of diamonds, formed by carbon atoms in a specific arrangement.
Pick from a variety of materials, including everything from solid gold to white plastic. Shown here is the default material, blackened steel, giving the traditional appearance of carbon atom models.
An essay by Joseph Thiebes about research and critical thinking in the context of the Internet published in the June, 2015 issue of the Portland Spectrum.
“I would never call myself a chemist,” said Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 recipient Eric Betzig.
Betzig was the 2015 speaker at the annual Mark Gurevitch Memorial Lecture Series, hosted by the Physics Department at Portland State University. During his lecture at Hoffman Hall on May 14, Betzig spoke about his career and his prize-winning work. Read more about Betzig’s talk in this article by Joseph Thiebes, and in the video below.
In January 2015, Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies Laboratory (SWEETLab) finished setting up nearly half a million filters and stoves in Rwanda, many of which contain new sensors that communicate their status over the Internet, according to SWEETLab Director and Portland State Mechanical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Evan Thomas. Learn more from Dr. Thomas, Kwasi Boateng, and Zdenek Zumr about SWEETLab in this article and video below by Joseph Thiebes.
Check out my latest story on landslides in the Pacific Northwest and the geologists that are working to make landslides more predictable. Here’s a video supplement to the story:
Don’t miss my interview and short article about the groundbreaking work of Dr. Ken Stedman, whose recent research has uncovered a similarity between HIV and a type of virus that finds its home in acidic, volcanic hot springs.
For science geeks, this list of locations, events, and shopping ideas in Portland, Oregon is a great place to start celebrating the season of axial tilt in heliocentric style. Check out the full article with links, video, and a map of locations!