Allen Apblett received a B.Sc.(Honours) degree from The University of New Brunswick in 1984 and a Ph.D. from The University of Calgary in 1989 under the supervision of Dr. Tristam Chivers. He was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship that he took up at Harvard University in Dr. Andrew Barron’s research group. In 1991 he became an assistant professor at Tulane University and then moved to Oklahoma State University in 1997 where he is a full professor. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Chemical Society and the American Ceramic Society.