Allen Burton received his Ph. D. from the University of Delaware (1995-2000) where he worked with Professor Raul Lobo. He did a short post-doc at Cal Tech with Professor Mark Davis and then worked at Chevron in Richmond, CA for 8 years. Since December 2009 he has worked at ExxonMobil in Clinton, NJ. He is an inventor/co-inventor on at least 50 patents or pending patent applications relating to zeolite synthesis, zeolite modification, or zeolite applications.