Matthew Ahearn is a chemist with 13 years of industrial experience. He holds B.S. in chemistry and chemical engineering and an M.S. in chemistry, all from Rutgers University. His focus has been on polymer synthesis, characterization and testing. He is currently employed as a senior research chemist with the Henkel Corporation and has previously worked with Elementis Specialties as an R&D process engineer. At Henkel for 7 years, his work has centered around Silicon based polymers for innovations in adhesion science. This includes work on transdermal drug delivery patches and more recently flexible adhesives for electronic devices. He has been the recipient of numerous professional and academic awards and has filed his first patent last year with another on the way.