Nicholas (Nick) Boaz is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at North Central College in Naperville IL. He obtained a BS in chemistry (ACS Certified) at Lebanon Valley College in Annville Pennsylvania where he worked under Prof. Tim Peelen to develop asymmetric syntheses of fmoc-protected unnatural amino acids. After graduating from Lebenon Valley, Dr. Boaz moved to Princeton University where he obtained his PhD in physical organic chemistry. While at Princeton he worked under the supervision of Prof. Jay Groves where he studied how aliphatic C-H bonds are broken as a part of the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Funcationalization (CCHF). In the summer of 2015 he moved to North Central College where he teaches both Organic and General Chemistry.