Matthew J. Allen Ph. D.
Department of Chemistry
Wayne State University
Graduate school can be an exciting option to consider after a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. However, graduate school might not be what you think it is. This presentation will discuss the differences between graduate school and undergraduate education, why anyone would choose to attend graduate school, career options after graduate school, and what to look for in choosing a graduate school.
Matthew J. Allen, received his B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1998, where he did undergraduate research with Jillian Buriak, and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2004, where he studied gadolinium-containing complexes with Thomas Meade. Matt then moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the laboratories of Laura Kiessling and Ronald Raines. In 2008, he started as an assistant professor of chemistry at Wayne State University where his group studies the chemistry of lanthanides in aqueous solution.