Lead Scientist

Dr. David J Boston is the lead scientist at New Iridium. Dr. Boston earned his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013, where his dissertation topic was “Examining Ruthenium Chromophores for the Photochemical Reduction of CO2 to Methanol”. Dr. Boston holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Iowa State University (2006), where his undergraduate research project was in catalysis for asymmetric hydrogen transfer. 

Prior to New Iridium, Dr. Boston was a postdoctoral fellow with the institute for cannabis research (ICR) at CSU Pueblo, where he developed analytical methods for chemical bar-coding of plant material used in CO state law enforcement. This technology is currently patent pending and slated for statewide implementation. While at CSU Pueblo, Dr. Boston led a small research group working on incorporating molecular diodes into a bridge between chromophores and electrocatalysts. This work is expected to be published by December 2019. With more than six years of post-graduate degree experience in analytical, inorganic, organic, and photo- chemistry, Dr. Boston’s broad expertise will be critical to the success of this company.