|Biography:||Allen’s technical expertise is in the synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic polymers and of inorganic ring systems. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Therald Moeller. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and the Related Elements, Recent Patents in Materials Science and Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry. He was named a UVM University Scholar for 1982-83, received the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award in 1986, was named a Mass High TECH "Allstar" in 2000, received the Dean's Lecture Award from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2004 and the Luther F. Hackett award from the Vermont Technology Council for contributions to economic development in Vermont in 2005. He was elected to the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering in 2005. He served as the Director of the Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) from 1995-2005, Interim Director of UVM's technology transfer office, 1999 and Interim Director of the Vermont Technology Council, 1999. . In addition to being an Emeritus Professor, he is the Interim Director of the Vermont Advanced Computer Center, Outreach Director for the Vermont Genetics Network and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (the UVM affiliated technology business incubator).