Matthew Hartings, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, American University.

I am an inorganic chemist whose work has ranged from polymer-nanoparticle composites, including 3D printing materials and biomineralization, to metalloprotein chemistry. I am also a strong proponent of enabling non-scientists to do and enjoy chemistry. This conviction has driven my efforts in communicating chemistry and developing research-based classes. Mostly, however, it has informed my approach of using cooking as a means to engage people with the chemistry that they perform in their everyday lives. Through my book, <I>Chemistry in Your Kitchen</I>, and my many speaking engagements and media interviews, I love talking about how inspired I am, as a chemist, by all of the wonderful chemistry that non-chemists do every day.

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Department of Chemistry

American University

Washington DC, 20016