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Ainissa Ramirez (born January 5, 1969) is an American materials scientist and science communicator.
Ramirez has been a visiting professor at MIT. From 2003 to 2011 she was an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Science Department at Yale University. Prior to being on the faculty at Yale, she was a memober of technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.
She developed a "universal solder" that can bond metal to glass, ceramics, diamond, and semiconductor oxide substrates.
She hosts two short science video series called Science Xplained and Material Marvels. In 2004, she founded Science Saturdays, a program of entertaining science lectures for middle school children.
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- Manaster, Joanne (January 31, 2012). "Material Marvels in Video". Scientific American. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- "Innovators Under 35: Ainissa G. Ramirez". MIT Technology Review. 2003. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- Paquelet, Grace (November 16, 2011). "Spreading a Passion for Science". Yale Scientific Magazine.