“The greatest gift science has to offer is the opportunity to experience awe as science reveals how nature works. It has been my great privilege to chronicle the ongoing story of science, and its practical applications in technology, at a time in history when science and technology are among the primary drivers of culture.”
Since the mid-1980s, Ivan has found ways to share his own passion for the scientific means of knowing the world. He has been a writer, editor and manager for several magazines, including Science News, Science, and Chemical & Engineering News. He has worked as an independent writer, placing feature articles in publications and organizations ranging from Time, Fortune and the Washington Post, to Science, Nature, and Technology Review, to the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) and the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. He has also completed several broadcast stints with National Public Radio and the Discovery Channel and has started up the DC Science Café and Café KITP (in downtown Santa Barbara) to experiment with a more direct format of science engagement and communication with the public.
Ivan earned a chemistry degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts degree in history and philosophy of science from Indiana University.