Kelly Oakes

Kelly Oakes is writing science articles for NTNU Nano. She is a freelance writer and editor living in London.

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Written by Kelly Oakes

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‘I enjoy the connection between art and science’: Q&A with Nadia Shardt

Nadia Shardt is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at NTNU. Here she talks to science writer Kelly Oakes about why she came to NTNU, what scientific questions she’s looking forward to answering, and how visiting art galleries helps her research.

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The joy of seeing something new emerging is great – Q&A with Erika Eiser

Erika Eiser is a Professor at NTNU’s Department of Physics and a Principal Investigator at PoreLab. Here she talks to science writer Kelly Oakes about her research plans, why she chose NTNU, and what Chinese Century eggs have got to do with soft matter physics.

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You can actually see the atoms in 3D: Q&A with Paraskevas Kontis

Paraskevas (Paris) Kontis joined NTNU in September 2021 as Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. His work focuses on the relationship between materials’ properties and chemistry at the atomic level. Here, he speaks with NTNU Nano science writer Kelly Oakes about his current research and plans for the future.

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The lab-created colours inspired by feathers and soap bubbles

Birds, butterflies, and many other natural objects get their bright colours from intricate structures on their surfaces. Now researchers at NTNU have used the same principle to create colours with clay nanostructures.

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3D-printing for a cleaner planet: Q&A with Jan Torgersen

Jan Torgersen is a professor of mechanical engineering at NTNU whose research focuses on the interplay between a material’s shape and its function. Torgersen spoke to us about his life and work at NTNU and his vision for a cleaner planet.

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Inventor of the NTNU Corona test method: Q&A with Sulalit Bandyopadhyay

Sulalit Bandyopadhyay and his team invented the NTNU Corona test method in collaboration with Magnar Bjørås’ team at the Department fo Clinical and Molecular Medicine. The test is now being widely used, not only nationally but also abroad. Sulalit is an associate professor of particle engineering and hydrometallurgy at the Department of Chemical Engineering at NTNU.