Green Chemistry = Good Chemistry: Reuben Hudson, PhD.
"This is what green chemistry is all about"
Chemists, like Dr. Hudson, are searching for solutions to the problems facing our world. Take a trip with Reuben from the woods to his lab as he talks about Green Chemistry as good chemistry.
Reuben Hudson, PhD. Professor of Chemistry, College of the Atlantic
After an undergraduate degree from Vassar College, Reuben went on to Ph.D. at McGill working with Audrey Moores and CJ Li, where he developed magnetically recoverable nanoparticles as easily retrievable and reusable catalysts for various organic transformations. Reuben then returned Stateside to Colby College where, along with Jeff Katz, he uses new polymers as catalyst supports and as polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell technologies. He also serves as a professor at the College of the Atlantic.
The pursuit of varied applications for these polymers has led Reuben to collaborations around the world—a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowship with Yasuhiro Uozumi and Yoichi Yamada at RIKEN in Japan, a Fulbright Visiting Professorship with Martin Wilkening at TU Graz in Austria, as well as a National Science Foundation Science, Education and Engineering for Sustainability fellowship in the US. Reuben also develops educational material for outreach events or his own Green Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses at Colby, based on the latest developments in sustainable chemistry research.
Learn more about Dr. Hudson's research, publications and honors on his faculty profile page.
Follow him on Twitter: @reuhudson