Catharine Fay (2016)
As Catharine Fay watched a rocket soaring into space from her uncle’s backyard near the Kennedy Space Centre as a child, she never envisioned that one day she would have the opportunity to make materials for aircraft and spacecraft for NASA or be part of the space exploration program. The most exciting part of her job is designing new materials, breaking them, exposing them to extreme environments, and then determining their best applications. Inspiring others in science and research makes the job even better.
In this talk, she will let us in on the boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) development team at NASA.
Boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) is a material that might let us make new types of space travel possible. Or how about purifying water in remote places? Maybe it can even destroy cancer cells – how cool would that be? Hear Dr Fay explain it all in this talk about this amazing new material.