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Ryan Bouldin

Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2011
Masters of Engineering, Tufts University, 2007
Bachelors of Science, Columbia University, 2003
Bachelors of Science, University of the South, 2003
Office: Jennison Hall 107 | 781.891._2638 | rbouldin@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Ryan M. Bouldin holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Green Chemistry. He believes strongly that his work reflects more than just mixing chemicals to make new materials. While the goal of creating new materials is to incorporate them into new products, he believes those products should be nourishing to the communities that both create and use them. They must be safe and effective for both workers and consumers. This creates demand up supply chains for materials and processes that are ethical, economically viable, and beneficial for people and the planet. This belief is the philosophy of his work at Bentley.

Teaching Interests

Chemistry of Sustainable Products, Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Product Development, Science of Sustainability, Plastics

Research Interests

Utilization of natural materials to create value added products through Green Chemistry. Enzymatic Polymerization, Green Polymer Chemistry, Sustainable Product Development

Consulting/Practice Interests

Sustainable Product Development, Green Chemistry, Biobased Materials

Awards and Honors

2016, Champion of Toxic Use Reduction Award, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
2016, Massachusetts State Senate Official Citation, Massachusetts State Senate
2016, Recognition from Massachusetts House of Representatives, Massachusetts House of Representatives

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Bouldin, R. M., Meldrum, H., Hartigan, D. B., McCormick, J., Coloma Gonzalez, V. Attitudes and behaviors concerning exposures to toxic chemicals towards a vulnerable population: An environment health and risk-perception survey of Massachusetts childcare providers. Children, Youth, and Environments. Forthcoming

Bouldin, R. M., Folchman-Wagner, Z. (2019). Chemistry of Sustainable Products: Filling the business void in green chemistry curricula . Journal of Chemical Education.

Bouldin, R. M., Xia, Z., Klement, T. J., Kiratitanavit, W., Nagarajan, R. (2017). Bioinspired flame retardant polymers of Tyrosol. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. (link)

Mohd Aris, Z., Bouldin, R. M., Pelletier, M. G., Gaines, P., Budhlall, B., Nagarajan, R. (2016). Microwave-assisted synthesis and characterization of hydrophilically functionalized polygalacturonic acid. Carbohydrate Polymers, 155, 432-439. (link)

Maltese, A., Danish, J., Bouldin, R. M., Harsh, J., Bryan, B. (2015). What are students doing during lecture? Evidence from new technologies to capture student activity International Journal of Research & Method in Education/Taylor & Francis. (link)

Bouldin, R. M., Hall, G. J., Oches, E. A., Szymanski, D. W., Ledley, F. D. (2015). Connecting Business and STEM Education Through Undergraduate Research. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 35 (4), 17-24. (link)

Bouldin, R. M., Urban, N., Ponrathnam, T., Kokil, A., Kumar, J., Samuelson, L. A., Nagarajan, R. (2014). Biocatalyic synthesis of unusually photoluminescent oligomers and electrically conducting polymers of 4-(3-pyrrolyl)butyric acid. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. (link)

Bouldin, R. M., Singh, A., Magaletta, M., Connor, S., Kumar, J., Nagarajan, R. (2014). Biocatalytic Synthesis of Fluorescent Conjugated Indole Oligomers. Bioengineering. (link)

Ravichandran, S., Nagarajan, S., Kokil, A., Ponrathnam, T., Bouldin, R. M., Bruno, F., Samuelson, L. A., Kumar, J., Nagarajan, R. (2012). Micellar Nanoreactors for Hematin Catalyzed Synthesis of Electrically Conducting Polypyrrole. Langmuir / ACS Publications, 28 (37), 13380-13386.

Ravichandran, S., Bouldin, R. M., Kumar, J., Nagarajan, R. (2011). A Renewable Waste Material for the Synthesis of a Novel Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Polymer. Journal of Cleaner Production / Elsevier, 19 (5), 454-458.

Bouldin, R. M., Ravichandran, S., Kokil, A., Garhwal, R., Nagarajan, S., Kumar, J., Bruno, F., Samuelson, L. A., Nagarajan, R. (2011). Synthesis of polypyrrole with fewer structural defects using enzyme catalysis. Synthetic Metals / Elsevier, 161 (15-16), 1611-1617.

Bouldin, R. M., Kyriazidis, L., Fidler, A., Ravichandran, S., Kumar, J., Samuelson, L. A., Nagarajan, R. (2011). Oxidoreductase catalyzed polymerization of 3-methylpyrrole. Journal of Macromolecular Science. Part A - Pure and Applied Chemistry / Taylor & Francis, 48 (12), 976-982.

Tewari, A., Kokil, A., Ravichandran, S., Nagarajan, S., Bouldin, R. M., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J. (2010). Soybean Peroxidase Catalyzed Enzymatic Synthesis of Pyrrole-EDOT Copolymers. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics / Wiley, 211 (14), 1610-1617.

Book Chapters
Bouldin, R. M, Kokil, A, Ravichandran, S, Nagarajan, S, Kumar, J, Bruno, F, Samuelson, L. A, Nagarajan, R. (2010). Enzymatic Synthesis of Electrically Conducting Polymers: A Review. ACS Symposium Series – Green Polymer Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Biopolymers (pp. 315-341). American Chemical Society

Other(s)
Bouldin, R. M. (2016). Childcare Guide to Safer Alternatives: A purchasing guide to reduce exposure to flame retardants and phthalates. Toxic Use Reduction Agency (link)

Conference Presentations

Kulkarni, S., St. Cyr, J., Xia, Z., Bouldin, R. M., Giaya, A., Kumar, J., Nagarajan, R., Mosurkal, R. (2019). "A Simple Surface Functionalization Method for Multifunctional Textiles with Flame and Vector Protection." Presented at the United States Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program , Washington, DC.

Bouldin, R. M., Buttafuoco, N. (2018). "Exploration of tunable melanin-like polymers obtained through biocatalysis." Presented at the American Chemical Society's Fall 2018 ACS National Meeting & Expo, Boston, MA.

Bouldin, R. M. (2018). "Chemistry of Sustainable Products: A nonmajor course for business students." Presented at the American Chemical Society's 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Bouldin, R. M., Kiszewski, A. E., Wu, S., Vellante, A., Riveroll Usabiaga, A. (2018). "Schiff base mosquito repellents derived from common botanical sources." Presented at the American Chemical Society's 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Bouldin, R. M. (2017). "Biocatalytic Polymerization Reactions." Presented at the Gordon Research Conference's Gordon Research Conference on Polymers, South Hadley, MA.

Bouldin, R. M., Hartigan, D. B., Coloma Gonzalez, V. (2017). "Attitudes and behaviors concerning exposures to toxic chemicals towards a vulnerable population: An environment health and risk-perception survey of Massachusetts childcare providers." Presented at the National Society for Science and the Environment's 17th National Conference & Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Integrating Environment and Health, Washington, DC.

Bouldin, R. M., Hartigan, D. B., Coloma Gonzalez, V. (2016). "Avoiding the introduction of toxic chemicals to early education environments." Presented at the Bentley University's 2016 Bentley Research Colloquium - The Business of Healthcare: Research, Opportunity, and Innovation, Bentley University.

Bouldin, R. M., Coloma Gonzalez, V. (2016). "Detoxifying Early Childhood Education Avoiding the introduction of toxic chemicals to early education environments." Presented at the Toxic Use Reduction Institute's 2016 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Award Ceremony, Massachusetts State House.

Bouldin, R. M., Friedlander, J., Stagg, M. (2015). "Technology road mapping: An ideal time to implement green chemistry and sustainability metrics?" Presented at the American Chemistry Society's 19th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Bethesda, Maryland.

Klement, T. J., Bouldin, R. M. (2015). "Preliminary Economic Analysis of Biobased Lignin-like Flame Retardants." Presented at the Toxic Use Reduction Institue and State of Massachusetts's Toxic Use Reduction Institute Greener Materials Symposium, Lowell, MA.

Bouldin, R. M. (2014). "Green Chemistry Session." Presented at the American Chemical Society's Southeastern Regional Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Bouldin, R. M., Nagaragan, R. (2014). "Sustainable routes to fluorescence based environmental and biological sensors." Presented at the American Chemical Society's Southeastern Regional Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Bouldin, R. M. (2014). "Utilizing Green Chemistry for Creating New Products." Presented at the Bentley University's Bentley Research Symposium, United States.

Bouldin, R. M., Maltese, A. (2013). "Pedagogical techniques in lecture and their effects on student engagement." Presented at the American Chemical Society's American Chemical Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Bouldin, R. M. (2013). "Interdisciplinary Applications of Green Chemistry." Presented at the Bentley University's Bentley Research Symposium.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for NAS Assessment and Assurance of Learning, 2017 - Present
Committee Chair for Curriculum Committee, 2014 - Present
Committee Member for Facilities and Equipment, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for Staff Search Committee Member (Laboratory Coordinator), 2017 - 2017
Committee Member for Faculty Search Committee (Lecturer - Biology/Health), 2017 - 2017
Committee Member for Faculty Search Committee (Lecturer - Earth/Environment), 2017 - 2017
Committee Member for Faculty Search Committee for NAS Energy Position, 2016 - 2017
Committee Member for Jennison Science Renovation Planning, 2014 - 2017
Mentor (Faculty) for NAS Department Recruiting at New Student Orientation, 2015 - 2015
Representative for Department - 2014
Committee Member for Tenure Track Heath Psychology Search Committee, 2013 - 2014
Student Recruiter for the department, 2013 - 2013

University Service
Associate Director for Bentley University Honors Program, 2020
Committee Member for Level III Conduct Board, 2018 - Present
Committee Member for Delongchamp Fund Committee, 2018 - Present
Program Organizer for Liberal Studies Major Coordinator for Earth, Environment, and Global Sustaianbility, 2018 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley Climbing Club, 2016 - Present
Committee Member for Taskforce 4.0 Curriculum Subcommittee on A&S Breadth, 2020 - 2020
Committee Member for Bentley Learning and Teaching Council, 2017 - 2019
Task Force Member for Bentley Beliefs Working Group, 2018 - 2019
Committee Member for Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee, 2016 - 2018
Mentor (Faculty) for Faculty-Athletic Team Advisor - Men's Lacrosse, 2016 - 2018
Project Reviewer for Honors Capstone Award Reviewer, 2017 - 2017
Committee Member for Planning Committee - Research Colloquium, 2015 - 2015
Committee Member for Track Chair - Bentley Research Colloquium , 2015 - 2015
Committee Member for Research Colloquium, 2014 - 2014

Professional Service
Committee Member for United Nations Environment Programme, 2019 - Present
Editor, Journal for Public Library of Science (PLOS) - PLOS ONE, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (ACS Publications), 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Chemical Physics Letters (Elsevier), 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Biomacromolcules (ACS Publications), 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Renewable Materials, 2014 - Present
Board of Directors of a Company for Environmental Health Strategy Center (EHSC), 2013 - Present
Member of Science Advisory Council for Environmental Health Strategy Center (EHSC), 2013
Invited Lecture/Presentation for University of Massachusetts Lowell - 2017
Reviewer, Grant Proposal for National Science Foundation Panel Review - 2017
Committee Member for Doctoral Dissertation Committee, 2015 - 2017
Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Society of Industrial Ecologist, 2016 - 2016