Matthias Born
Analytical Chemistry Graduate Student


B.S. in Chemistry, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (2013)
M.S. in Chemistry, University of Florida (2019)


Matthias received his M.S. degree from UF in 2019. During his time in the Prentice Group, he focused on the structural elucidation of phospholipids using electron induced dissociation (EID). Following graduation, Matthias returned to the Air Force and is stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. Prior to UF, he received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) in 2013. He served as a Rocket Propellant Chemist in the Air Force Research Lab at Edwards AFB (CA) from 2013-2015 before serving as a Science Instructor at the USAFA Preparatory School in Colorado from 2015-2018. At Patrick AFB, Matthias is currently a Deputy Branch Chief, Applied Sciences.


  • Officer, United States Air Force (2013-present)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal