Allen Clauss Ph.D. 

School Attended:
University of Illinois, Ph.D., Chemistry

Current Position:
President, CTI Consulting, LLC

What do you love about your job?
What I love most about my job is helping to educate clients on topics that are new to them, learning from them about topics that are new to me, and helping them achieve challenging technical goals. 

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
The career advice that I would give my 18 year old seld is: Relax and stop worrying so much. Appreciate and enjoy the moment. Stop and sniff the flowers.

What is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation is to go anywhere, especially if I have never been there. I love to travel, explore new places and actively enjoy the outdoors. 

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
Persevere

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Cosmology

Ask me about: 
Reinventing oneself and making big career changes, working for a large multinational company vs. a small start-up company, making a career change from industry to academia, developing innovative new advanced materials by applying chemistry knowledge and experience to materials science, starting up a consulting business in applied chemistry and advanced materials, and developing your creative ideas into useful inventions and protecting your inventions with patents.