Dr. Matthew McLaughlin received his Chemistry B.A. Magna Cum Laude from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz in 2006. He worked with Prof. Patrick Holland at the University of Rochester and received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2012. His doctoral research investigated earth abundant photocatalytic hydrogen production and low coordinate protein sites as artificial metal scaffolds. In 2012, Matthew was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship on a research proposal to work with Prof. Michel Gagné at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time there he studied the defunctionalization of carbohydrates to value added chemicals. In addition to science, Matthew enjoys culinary adventures, intellectual discourse, exercise, nature, and time with family and friends.