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Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 45: Mawawalan Ba Tayo Ng Trabaho Dahil Sa Mga Bagong Teknolohiya?

This episode features Engr. Marlon Llana, the Technical and Operations Director at Nanotech Analytical Services and Training Corp. We talked about disruptive technologies, nanotechnology and its impact in our everyday lives, how radical technologies may affect the Pinoy job market, and more.

[0:22] A quotable quote from Engr. Marlon Llana.
[1:33] Introducing Engr. Marlon.
[4:42] Engr. Marlon’s mission as a scientist.
[7:04] Defining disruptive technology.
[8:21] The radical technologies that may advance drastically in the next 5 to 30 years.
[10:18] What nanotechnology is, and why it matters.
[12:28] Understanding electron microscopy and its role in nanotechnology.
[18:00] The current applications of nanotechnology in everyday life.
[25:05] Will these disruptive technologies drive Filipinos out of jobs?
[34:55] The best way to reach out to Engr. Marlon.
[37:38] Engr. Marlon’s advice to aspiring Filipino scientists.

How to contact Engr. Marlon:
Facebook: Marlon Llana
Email: customercare@nasatcorp.com
YouTube: Marlon Llana

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 45 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)


This episode of ASK THEORY was made possible by NASAT Labs, the first independent nanotechnology laboratory in the Philippines. NASAT Labs provides failure analysis and material characterization, water and environmental testing, and technical training sessions to various industries and the academe.

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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.