Skip to main content

SVC chemistry professor publishes article in “C&EN News” magazine

by Public Relations | November 04, 2022

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Matthew Fisher, professor of Chemistry at Saint Vincent College in the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, recently publishing an article that appeared on the Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) website.


The article, titled “The challenge of sustainable development in the era of COVID-19,” stressed the importance of learning to overcome limitations that currently would set future generations in danger. Dr. Fisher explains in his article that the pandemic allowed for “science [to be] done in a much faster and open manner” that highlighted society’s needs. Dr. Fisher goes on to say that the scientific community could learn from the past 2.5 years to better support sustainable development for the future.

The article was published on September 9, 2022 on the C&EN website and can be found at The article can also be found in Volume 100, Issue 32 of the C&EN weekly news magazine, in which it was published on September 12, 2022.

Chemical & Engineering News is a news magazine and website that has been published by the American Chemical Society since 1923. C&EN dedicates themselves to keeping readers up to date on significant chemistry matters and news. Their goal is to put the readers first, prioritizing trust through the truth, staying independent from other influences and being transparent with their readers.  

Dr. Fisher has published several articles in the past decade related to chemistry and sustainability, including “Chemistry and the Challenge of Sustainability” and "Systems Thinking and Educating the Heads, Hands and Hearts of Chemistry Majors" in the Journal of Chemical Education. He has also published several book chapters in ACS Symposium Series volumes: “Sustainability and the Pedagogical Perspective of ‘Connected Science’”, “Hearing the cries of the world” and “Adverse Outcome Pathways: Connecting Sustainability, Green Chemistry, Toxicology and Undergraduate Biochemistry.”

Dr. Fisher graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with his Ph. D, after receiving his B.A. from Temple University.

-Madison Kozera, English major, of Abingdon, MD