Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
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Episode 53: μ: The Science of Ski Wax

Does ski wax harm the ecosystem? What can we do to create a more eco friendly solution? Ramsey and Professor Jeff Bates of the University of Utah chat about some exciting materials engineering going into ski wax. Articles Discussed:

  • Carlson, Ski wax use contributes to environmental contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [LINK]

This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more. Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show! If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at [email protected] or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter. Materialism Team: Ramsey Issa (host, editing), Taylor Sparks (co-creator), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing). Keywords: polymers ski wax materials science

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