Colleen McAloon

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


B.A., Bowdoin College, 2023

Awards & Honors

  • Robert T. Haslam Presidential Fellowship (2023)
  • Cum Laude
  • Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar (2020-2023)
  • ACS Award in Organic Chemistry (2023)
  • Philip Weston Meserve Prize in Chemistry (2022)


Colleen completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. There, she conducted undergraduate research in the lab of Dr. Richard Broene studying the coordination of phenylisonitrile ligands to cobalt to form a catalyst for the selective dimerization of linear alpha olefins.

Colleen McAloon