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Dr. Edward Brush

Dr. Ed Brush smiling with short light brown/gray hair and mustache and wearing clear rim glasses and pinstripe white and blue button down shirt with office bookshelves in background
Professor of Chemical Sciences; Faculty Coordinator of Green Lab
Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 407

BS, King's College of PA
PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Ed Brush is professor of chemistry at Bridgewater State University (BSU) in Massachusetts. Ed received his PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry from Penn State University, and BSc in Chemistry from King's College of Pennsylvania. Ed's teaching and research is focused on "Climate Informed Chemistry" where BSU students collaborate on projects that apply the Principles of Green & Sustainable Chemistry to solve real world problems. Ed teaches organic chemistry and introduction to green chemistry at BSU, where he engages students through flipped classroom pedagogy, and the integration of Project-Based Learning into his lecture and lab courses. Over the past 6 years he has served as co-PI on a variety of departmental and institutional projects at BSU: (NSF-CUR) integrating and scaffolding research through the chemistry curriculum; (BSU Academic Innovation Grant) integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the BSU curriculum; and was co-faculty coordinator of the BSU Interdisciplinary Learning and Research Initiative. In his professional service, Ed is an advisory board member for the Green Chemistry Commitment, and is a member of the ACS Committee on Environment and Sustainability. He was a guest editor for the Journal of Chemical Education special issue on “Systems Thinking, and Green and Sustainable Chemistry”, has co-organized numerous symposia and workshops on green & sustainable chemistry at ACS national meetings, and was on the thematic programming committee for the ACS 2022 fall meeting in Chicago. He is currently contributing to an ACS policy statement on Environmental Justice in the Chemistry Enterprise.

Area of Expertise
Green and Sustainable Chemistry; Climate Informed Chemistry; Carbon Capture and Conversion; Environmental Justice; Climate Justice