Under the Microscope – podcast

The current season, 5, covers topics from computational fluid dynamics to spintronics and everything in between.

Hosted by Dr. Pranoti Kshirsagar, each 30 min episode is a conversation with a materials/nano scientist where the scientist speaks about their research, their career journey, research project they are post proud of and their 3 wishes to improve the research experience.

Join us as we uncover the incredible world of materials and nanoscience.

Latest episodes

And wait, there is more! You can also watch the episodes on The Science Talk YouTube channel

Our materials/nano science project consists of two parts: The RealSci_Nano Twitter account which is taken over (curated) by a different scientist on a regular frequency, and Under the Microscope 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.


Meet the team

Dr. Pranoti Kshirsagar

Owner & Podcast Host

Dr. Svenja Lohmann 

Podcast Engineer & Curator Liaison

Past team members


Dr. Johanna K. Jochum

Dr. Sara H Mejias
Irene Sánchez Arribas

Curator Liason

Sanket Suman Dash

Podcast Engineer

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