Justin Sperling


Dr. Justin Sperling

Justin is a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow, where he earned his Ph.D in plasmonics. In 2019, his work caught the attention of the media when he helped develop and artificial tongue for distinguishing fake whisky from the real deal.

He’s just started a new postdoc in Barcelona. Best of luck in your new venture, Justin!

This month I was joined back in the closet with Dr. Justin Sperling, a biomedical engineer originally from Ohio, studied in Glasgow, and at the time of publishing, newly postdoc-ing in Barcelona. We gabbed for this hour about the music scene in Austin, TX, a synthetic tongue for discerning whiskies, and the importance of failure.

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Music for this episode was Mamma Mia by Austin Weber. Find his music on Spotify or Apple music.