Brendan Mullan is an astrophysicist, astrobiologist, social entrepreneur, explorer and a respected science educator. He has a B.A. in Physics and Astronomy from Colgate University, and holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Penn State. He pushes the frontiers of science and science education in the lab, in the classroom, and for audiences worldwide.
Dr. Mullan is a co-founder and the Director of Science for the Wrinkled Brain Project. He is also the Assistant Professor of Physics at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where he teaches physics and mathematics. Previously, he was the Director of the Buhl Planetarium and Observatory at Carnegie Science Center, also in Pittsburgh. He has years of experience in developing, coordinating, and performing science activities, demonstrations, shows, and programs for audiences of all ages.
Brendan is the winner of the nation-wide NASA Astrobiology Famelab science communication competition and is generally recognized as one of the leading young science communicators worldwide. In 2013, he was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and travels around the world to bring science to students everywhere.