Superman is Not Brave: Michael Wentzel, PhD.

"You can't be brave if you're indestructible: there's no risk"

In a prose Michael read during his high school debate team days, he learned a lesson that has stuck with him and impacted his teaching habits, strategies, and ultimate goal.


Michael Wentzel, PhD. Associate Professor, Augsburg University

Dr. Wentzel is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Augsburg University. His research interests span green chemistry including catalysis, flow chemistry, and sustainable polymer synthesis. Trained as a synthetic organic chemist using transition metals to develop new catalytic reaction methods, he is passionate about teaching and mentoring in the classroom, laboratory, and in research settings.

To learn more about Dr. Wentzel, click here.

Follow him on Twitter: @mwentzel

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
From our Newsroom

Lead detected in 80% of Allegheny County, Pa., water systems: Report

"There is no safe level of lead in drinking water and this report amplifies the need for health protective action levels."

Earth Day 2021: Looking back at an unprecedented year for the planet

As we honor Earth today, let's remember how much she's been through lately.

LISTEN: Abrania Marrero on dietary colonialism in Puerto Rico

"Shifts in the agricultural priorities of the island has ... political, cultural, and, ultimately, nutritional implications."

The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.