George Gokel is the new director of the Center for Nanoscience at UMSL.

As a nanoscientist, George Gokel works with the small. Very small. We’re talking on an atomic level.

Gokel, the recently named director of the Center for Nanoscience at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, spoke with Veronique LaCapra, science reporter for St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM, about nanotechnologies being used today, the pros and cons of such technology and the UMSL center in general.

“The nanoscience center encompasses really quite a broad range of things, because nanoscience itself encompasses a broad range of possibilities,” Gokel told St. Louis Public Radio. “So we have people doing research that borders on medicine, and we have people working on things that border on materials science.”

Visit to read St. Louis Public Radio’s Q&A with Gokel or to hear the interview.

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