Here at ECS, we strive to encourage research, discussion, critical assessment, and dissemination of scientific knowledge. What better way to do that in the digital age than with social networks?
Twitter has been one channel that scientists have adopted in the pursuit of disseminating information and advancing the science though education. Accordingly, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the best scientists to follow on Twitter.
Donald Sadoway, @dsadoway
Professor of Material Chemistry at MIT
ECS member Donald Sadoway is a battery expert and renewable energy guru. Check him out on Twitter to learn about the latest developments in battery technology and current issues in energy and climate.
— Donald R. Sadoway (@dsadoway) May 11, 2015
Heather Williams, @alrightPET
University of Manchester, Physics and BioMedical Physics
Along with being a top-notch researcher, Williams is also an avid STEM ambassador. She is currently the Director of the Science Grrl organization in the UK, which encourages young girls to pursue scientific careers.
Off down to London today to chair the @PhysicsNews Women in Physics committee meeting, many enthusiastic members and an encouraging agenda.
— Dr Heather Williams (@alrightPET) April 29, 2015
Paul Coxon, @paulcoxon
Cambridge University, Physicist in Materials Science
As a nanomaterials researcher and environmentalist, Coxon is always looking for the next thing in solar. For more information on his research, check out his meeting abstract in the ECS Digital Library.
Physicist, chemist & a statistician go hunting: Physicist fires left & misses. Chemist fires right & misses. Statistician yells “We got it!”
— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) May 4, 2015
Michio Kaku, @michiokaku
City College of New York, Theoretical Physicist
One of the most recognizable popularizers of science, Kaku can be found hosting TV shows, writing books, hosting his national science radio show, and spreading his wealth of knowledge on Twitter.
— Dr. Michio Kaku (@michiokaku) May 4, 2015
Joanne Manaster, @sciencegoddess
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Integrative Biology
From international model to scientist, Manaster’s passion for science integrates into her teaching. She is known for encouraging young men and women to become involved in the sciences despite roadblocks they may encounter.
— Joanne Manaster (@sciencegoddess) April 8, 2015
Brian Cox, @ProfBrianCox
University of Manchester, School of Physics and Astronomy
One of the most popular scientists on Twitter, Cox hast a hosts of books and shows that he uses to spread the word of science. Find him on Twitter to take a glimpse inside of his mind.
I’m going to make a cup of tea out of leaves fashioned from the remnants of long dead stars, reconstituted by the natural force of gravity
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) April 22, 2015
Matthew Hartings, @sciencegeist
American University, Department of Chemistry
When Hartings isn’t hard at work developing new uses for metals in biological systems, he’s spending some time tweeting and blogging about chemistry in society.
I am attending two meetings today about putting together my tenure file … send warm thoughts … and bourbon
— Matthew Hartings (@sciencegeist) May 1, 2015
Sylvia McLain, @girlinterruptin
University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry
Along with her research at the University of Oxford, McLain is a wrtier for The Guardian. From science policy to the philosophy of science, you can find it all on her blog Girl, Interrupting.
— Sylvia McLain (@girlinterruptin) April 29, 2015
Andrew Maynard, @2020science
University of Michigan, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Maynard spends a lot of time discussing effective science communication, the responsible development and use of emerging technologies, and how understanding risk can help inform smart decisions. He also produces entertaining little clips by the name of Risk Bites.
— Andrew Maynard (@2020science) May 10, 2015
Tim Harper, @tim_harper
Harper is an entrepreneur working at the cutting-edge of science—pulling things out of university labs in an attempt to get them to market. His current projects involve graphene and nanotechnology in construction, heating, environmental remediation, and biosensing.
How to improve the efficiency of innoavtion with the IDEA3 methoidology from MIT M+Vision http://t.co/yZMkgHIRCh
— Tim Harper (@tim_harper) May 6, 2015
Who do you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!
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