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About Us

Welcome to the show! We're two college graduates with a passion for materials science and engineering and a dedication to share this field's impact and versatility with our community. 

Materials science and engineering (MSE) has transformed several industries, including aerospace, healthcare, and renewable energy. However, very few people have a comprehensive picture of this field's influence on our everyday lives.

That's where It's a Material World comes into play. In each episode, we invite a subject matter expert onto the show, and we combine our curiosity with their passion to dive into how MSE will change the world as we know it. 

If you're motivated to make a positive impact on the world, we hope you join the It's a Material World community!

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David Yeh

Co-Host

David is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His interests include: materials engineering applications in energy storage and battery research, data science, and functional materials. 

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Punith Upadhya

Co-Host

Punith is a recent graduate from Georgia Tech with a Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He is now working as a Design Assurance Engineer at Boston Scientific. His interests include: biomaterials, nanotechnology, and materials engineering applications in medical devices.