Real Scientists Nano

The Real Scientists Nano project consists of two parts: The twitter account which is taken over (curated) by a different scientist every week, and a podcast in which we interview the curators about their work and careers. The twitter takeover is an extension of the broader and wider Real Scientists account which runs on a similar concept. 

Find out about all our past curators and listen to their interviews here!

Our vision

We want to bridge the gap between materials and nano scientists and the general public. 

Our Mission

Through twitter and podcasting, we provide a free accessible platform for scientists to engage with the public.

We encourage scientists to discuss both their research and their experiences, to challenge stereotypes and provide diverse role models.

Get invovled

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Want to get involved with Real Scientists Nano? Just click to volunteer as a curator or nominate someone else using our forms. For any other queries, send us a DM on twitter or email us.

Meet the team

Pranoti Kshirsagar

Owner & Podcast Host

Johanna K. Jochum

News Editor & Curator Liaison

Svenja Lohmann 

Podcast Engineer & Curator Liaison

Lucia Rotheray (retired)

Media & Website Co-ordinator

Sanket Suman Dash (retired)

Podcast Engineer

Irene Sánchez Arribas (retired)

Curator Liason

I began grad school in 2016, and was lucky to have the opportunity to design my own project from the ground-up. I chose to study use of nanoscale magnetic metal oxides as the main sensing component of a SERS sensor.

Was this an out-there idea? Maybe! Probably!

Now that you know a bit more about me,
@ChemGallant, let's talk some science!

I've been active in research since 2014, mid-BSc at Memorial University 🇨🇦 When meeting w/ the prof for my inorganic course (@merschrod), she offered me a research position for the term!


Today, I'll start things off by telling you a bit about my early days!

As a kid, I always had a grand curiosity about everything. I gained a reputation for asking a truly unbelievable number of questions 😅🤷🏻‍♀️ I simply needed to know the how and why for... everything! (1/6)

Hi all! I’m taking over @RealSci_Nano this week, so I'll quickly introduce myself before getting into the science talk!

My name is Dr. Stephanie Gallant, and I am a materials chemist currently working as a postdoc with the Masson Group at the University of Montreal ⚜️ (1/3)

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