Professor to Talk about Plastics

BAR HARBOR — Plastics. They’re in chewing gum and cars, on our shoes and “BPA-free” stainless steel water bottles, even in our medicines. What is this thing we call plastic? Dr. Ryan Bouldin, a College of the Atlantic visiting faculty member in chemistry and mathematics, will be talking to the college’s Human Ecology Forum on plastics, the various forms of plastic—recyclable, biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, and bio-based—and explain why COA and other places have had such a hard time composting its compostable plastic cups. This talk will be on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall.

Dr. Bouldin recently received his doctorate from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. His teaching and research interest are focused on the development of polymeric materials through green and sustainable chemistry. Dr. Bouldin also holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University, and two bachelor’s degrees, one in chemical engineering from Columbia University and a degree in chemistry from the University of the South.

For more information contact John Visvader at [email protected] or 288-5015.

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