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Quintus Owen

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry
 (414) 229-5223
 Chemistry Building 218

Expected Year of Graduation: 2020
Research Lab: Dr. Jorg Woehl
Major Area of Focus: Physical Chemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Inorganic Chemistry

Previously Attended

Wake Forest University, 2007-2012, B.S. Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry

Chemistry describes everything: how life functions, why Mentos react with Diet Coke, why the sky is blue, and how an internal combustion engine works. Understanding Chemistry is how I can understand how things work in a literal sense.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a fantastic place to live (except maybe the never-ending winters!) and the people who work here at UWM are great. It’s a very close-knit group.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

Enjoying a 5% by volume solution of ethanol in any of its various forms. Milwaukee is known for that kind of thing (Go Brewers!). Relaxing at the beach is pretty awesome with friends. I also enjoy video games and movies, but that’s not exactly unique to Milwaukee.

Research Goals

Creating a unique system that revolutionizes and simplifies a previously complex problem.