Assistant Professor at UConn, Organic Chemist
Kerry grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and attended Roger Williams University for undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry. He went to Florida State University for graduate school, earning a PhD in Organic Chemistry under the guidance of Igor Alabugin. During graduate school he was also a Fulbright Scholar, spending a year in Bologna, Italy working at the national research lab there (CNR, with Dr. Christoph Chagilialoglu). He was a postdoctoral researcher with Tyler McQuade and Peter Seeberger at the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, where he later ran the flow chemistry group for 6 years as a group leader and then W2 research group leader. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on the use of remotely accessible automated flow chemistry platforms and machine learning to better understand organic reaction mechanisms, facilitate reaction/process development, and increase global access to advanced technologies.