We use jargon and complicate things with acronyms that are meaningless to those who aren't in the loop. But most importantly, we miss the opportunity to engage, excite and empower others with our news. As academics, scientists and researchers, we have a unique responsibility to ensure our findings extend well beyond the lab bench.
As the Director of Ingenuity Lab in Alberta, Canada, Dr. Carlo Montemagno is a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology and is responsible for creating groundbreaking innovations in the areas of informatics, agriculture, chemical refining, transportation, energy, and healthcare. He has been recognized with prestigious awards including the Feynman Prize; the Earth Award Grand Prize; the CNBC Business Top 10 Green Innovator award; and named a Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenge Winner.
Although water treatment and purification technology offer hope, most current desalination technologies are based on energy-intensive processes that are limited and carry a big price tag.
04/16/2014 02:49 EDT
Alberta has led all provinces in average annual economic growth over the last 20 years. Our unmatched strengths in agriculture, forestry and petrochemicals have earned us an international reputation but it is the energy sector that is our driving economic force. We are the energy hub in a nation that consistently ranks among the top 10 energy producers in the world. That's huge.
04/07/2014 02:46 EDT
While the return on investment is easy to identify, explaining nanotechnology to little ones isn't always as straightforward. We work in a complex field and it is difficult for both children and adults to understand something they can't see or touch.
02/21/2014 04:45 EST
Thanks to ingenuity, the vaccinations of the future will be more efficient, safer and much more accessible to those who need them most.
01/10/2014 03:58 EST
I've got a lot of energy. Be it at work or at home, I don't like to miss a beat. It's this energy that fuels my passion for research and helps keep the pedals spinning on my bike during the commute to work.
12/04/2013 11:23 EST
Over the past number of months, many have asked me what the "power of N" means. The phrase is very simple, yet it has many different layers of meaning and understanding. N is a variable. In mathematic...
11/28/2013 02:13 EST
At Ingenuity Lab, we've taken cues from nature and leveraged the findings from advances in targeted drug delivery. This information has led us to innovative discoveries that will improve our yield across industries and help us to better care for our planet in the process.
11/22/2013 01:18 EST
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