CEM Podcasts

CEM Podcasts were started in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to inform and bring the MRSEC community together. Each episode is about 30-45 minutes in length with a featured speaker and topic, described below.


  • Episode 1: Dr. Chris Hammel introduces the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) and the research it funds. Listen as he gives graduate and undergraduate students advice on how to survive and thrive in STEM.
  • Episode 2: Dr. Brian Skinner gives us the ‘skinny’ on his blog and featured Physics Today article. He shares his struggles with imposter syndrome and tips for overcoming it.