About the Author
Andrew Dicks holds the position of Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto where he arrived as a postdoctoral research fellow in 1997. He has research interests in undergraduate laboratory instruction that involve designing novel and stimulating experiments, particularly those that showcase green chemistry principles. He has edited two books as resources for teaching green chemistry (Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory and Problem-Solving Exercises in Green and Sustainable Chemistry). He is the recipient of several pedagogical awards, including the 2011 American Chemical Society-Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education and the 2015 Chemical Institute of Canada National Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (Individual Category). In 2014, he was cochair of the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education which was held in Toronto. Loyd Bastin is currently a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and coordinator of undergraduate research at Widener University where he has taught organic chemistry, biochemistry, and sustainability since 2004. Since 2000, he has been interested in the development of green chemistry and sustainability materials for undergraduate chemistry curricula. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters discussing the incorporation of sustainability, environmental justice, and green chemistry into the curriculum. He has organized green chemistry and sustainability-related symposia at the past five ACS Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education. His current area of research is the development of greener methods for synthesizing pharmaceuticals and the development of new laboratory experiments for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. He currently serves as cochair of the Widener University Sustainability Council and is a member of the Chester Environmental Partnership.