Captain Matthias Born
Captain Matthias Born is a Chemistry Instructor within the Department of Chemistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Capt Born commissioned in 2013 as an ROTC graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder Detachment 105 while attending the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He later earned his Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida, with an emphasis in Analytical Chemistry. Capt Born was a rocket propellent chemist while assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate, Rocket Propellent Branch, and was an instructor of science while assigned to the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. Prior to his current position, he served as a deputy branch chief in the Environmental Modeling and Simulation Flight, 24th Analysis Squadron, Air Force Technical Applications Center.
Master of Science, Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2019)
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO (2013)
Instructor of Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2022-Present)
Deputy Branch Chief, 24th Analysis Squadron, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick SFB, FL (2019-2022)
AFIT Master’s Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2018-2019)
Course Director and Instructor of Science, USAF Academy Preparatory School, USAF Academy, CO (2016-2018)
Instructor of Science, USAF Academy Preparatory School, USAF Academy, CO (2015-2016)
Rocket Propellent Chemist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA (2013-2015)
Honors & Awards
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Research and Scholarly Interests
Imaging Mass Spectrometry
Born, Matthias-Erich N.; Prentice, Boone M. Structural Elucidation of Phosphatidylcholines from Tissue Using Electron Induced Dissociation. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 2020, 452, 1-12.