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Christopher Hendon

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Science in Coffee Made Easy | Talking with Christopher Hendon

Coffee with Mirko

In this episode we are talking with Christopher Hendon. We talked about his coffee journey, stories and purpose. We also covered the important aspect of making science more accessible when it comes to coffee.    LIVE SHOW:  https://www.instagram.com/coffee.fixa...   WEBSITE:  https://www.socialfixation.com.au/ SOCIALS: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mirko_bonma... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mirkobonmassar Twitter: https://twitter.com/mirkobonmassar  


18 Aug 2020

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Coffee Chemistry with Christopher Hendon: Dr. Coffee Investigates Each Sip

Finding Genius Podcast

Returning guest and computational chemist known as Dr. Coffee, Christopher Hendon explores all that's behind our morning cup, from differences in water for coffee and methods of brewing coffee.  Listeners will learn How his efforts toward sustainability focus on brewing coffee with more flavor and less coffee waste, What effect soft versus hard water will have on flavor highlights, and How variables such as country of origin and brewing coffee methods make the final product even more complicated. Christopher Hendon utilizes scientific inquiry and chemistry to assess coffee production. He's an assistant professor of computational materials in chemistry at the University of Oregon and he's made coffee his specialty. Currently, he's addressing sustainability and coffee in his research, noting that the largest waste in the U.S. is roast coffee that's never used—rather, after it goes stale, we throw it away. A lot of energy has gone into producing and roasting each bean. Therefore, his goal is to explore how we can make each cup equally good but with less coffee in the first place to reduce the amount of coffee roasted. He then explains the transport chain of events and complications, such as water loss, and other issues to consider. He also addresses what goes on in our kitchens from brewing coffee to choosing water for coffee. Listeners will hear an interesting lesson in water chemistry and how soft and hard water affect acidity. Because what each person wants from a cup tends to vary, there's no hard rule for what to use, so he provides methods to test your own preferences at home. He also touches on how different countries and climates produce different flavors, how brew methods are categorized, and finally shares his favorite coffee and his own daily method.  For more, see the curated coffee literature list he provides on his website and see the American Chemical Society's coffee information.  Available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Os0myK


10 Jul 2020

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Episode 6, Coffee and Science with Doctor Coffee (Christopher Hendon) Himself.

Sub-Zero Coffee

The episode you have all been waiting for. Dr Christopher Hendon is a 'Computational Chemist' who researches at the University of Oregon (go ducks). Now affectionately known around the world as 'Dr Coffee' Chris has applied knowledge from his field to help make coffee better, publishing three peer reviewed papers and co-authored a book on water science for coffee. In this episode we talk at length about the science behind coffee extraction, freezing coffee and lots more. Chris has roots in Australia but has lived in America most of his life. But if you're a talented person and you have just an iota of Australian in you, then you're Australian.This is a red pill, blue pill situation. Once you listen to this podcast and go down to frozen path, you must know there is no going back. Hope you all enjoy, you will certainly learn something listening to this. Stay cool!

1hr 18mins

7 Jun 2020

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Discussions with a Theoretical Chemist—Christopher Hendon—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon

FutureTech Podcast

Chemical bonds are essential to life, but not many of us can explain in detail exactly what they are, how they function, and how they contribute to a compound’s properties. On today’s podcast, this is just one of the many interesting topics discussed by Professor Christopher Hendon. As a theoretical chemist working in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon, Dr. Hendon’s work revolves around backing out the quantities associated with different materials, such as electrical transport and color, which are important when it comes to determining a material’s capacity for energy storage.  He discusses his latest work in the field of emerging technology, super capacitors, explaining that the ability to capture energy from light is readily available, but the ability to store large amounts of that energy isn’t. In search of a material with a high surface area of conductivity, Dr. Hendon and his team are looking at a new class of materials called metal-organic frameworks.  He provides an in-depth conversation of all this and more, including electron tunneling, light-emitting diodes, the use of platinum in anti-cancer drugs, electron energies, and some insight into the story and science behind his nickname, “Dr. Coffee.


2 Jul 2019

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Energy Storage, and All Things Organic Chemistry—Christopher Hendon—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon

Finding Genius Podcast

As a result of applying scientific principles to the creation of the “perfect” cup of coffee, he’s earned the name “Dr. Coffee.” But in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon, he’s also known as Dr. Christopher Hendon, who was one of three professors hired to work in an emerging field of technology: energy storage and the development of supercapacitors.  As a theoretical chemist, Dr. Hendon explains that while we are good at capturing light and turning it into electricity, we aren’t so good at storing that energy. In order to do this, we need a material that has an extremely high surface area of electrical conductivity, and in order to find that type of material, Dr. Hendon and his team are looking at a new class of materials called metal-organic frameworks.  Dr. Hendon dives deep into the science behind his work, explaining how and why similar compounds have vastly different properties, the principle of electron tunneling, how to determine the melting point, color, vibrational modes, and other properties of different substances, non-bonding versus bonding electrons, the relationship between electron relays and enzyme function in the body, anti-cancer drugs based on platinum, and so much more.


2 Jul 2019