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Titi Shodiya is an engineer, content creator and scientific auditor. She co-hosts the podcast Dope Labs and mentors women and underrepresented minorities interested or working in STEM fields, and uses storytelling to break down scientific concepts for the public.
Shodiya’s research interests include nanomaterials, green electric power generation, electronic and photonic materials, materials characterization, thin films, and electrochemistry.
In Dope Labs, a Spotify Original, Shodiya and co-host Zakiya Whatley talk to scientists about trends and show how science intersects with pop culture. Shodiya also co-hosted two seasons of the podcast Dissect. Season six, in which she analyzed Beyoncé’s Lemonade, was included in The Atlantic‘s 50 best podcasts of 2020.
Shodiya earned her bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering and a minor in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. She received a master’s in electrical and computer engineering and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University.
Expertise: Electrical engineering, computer science, materials science, podcasts, science communication, women and underrepresented minorities in STEM
Location: Silver Spring, Md.
Heard on Dope Labs: “Lab 049: The Habit Equation”
Heard on Dissect: “S6E1 – Beyoncé: LEMONADE”
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