Interviewee: Dr. Jessica Ray, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Interviewer: Emily Kerr, PhD Candidate in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

What happens when the rain dissolves potentially dangerous metals, organic chemicals, and other contaminants after a storm? In this episode of the Pint-Sized Science Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Jessica Ray, a professor at the University of Washington whose research is focused on developing materials and technologies to remove dangerous contaminants from stormwater before it reaches our waterways.

To learn more about Dr. Ray and her work, check out her website at

(Cover image courtesy of United States National Nanotechnology Initiative)

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