Received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1997, and Ph.D. in Analytical chemistry in 2003 from the University of Utah. Earned an MBA in Technology Commercialization in 2006 from Westminster College. Has 13 issued patents, authored several journal articles, and regularly speaks on innovation, start-ups, and CleanTech. In 2003, joined Ceramatec as an industrial post-doc, and eventually becoming a Program Manager for several unique R&D projects including Na-based batteries, and beneficial re-use of coal fly ash. In 2012, Dr. Boxley spun-out a technology from Ceramatec for the conversion of fly ash into a “green” kitty litter. This start-up, known as PURR-fect Solutions, successfully transitioned the fly ash technology from lab to market; however, the company closed in 2015. After leaving PURR-fect Solutions, joined another start-up company (as CEO of GlycoSurf, LLC) that develops novel bio-based surfactants for cosmetic and personal/care applications, and continues to run this exciting startup company today. In addition to these duties, has re-joined Ceramatec as the Director of Innovation working to further commercialize new technologies being developed at Ceramatec.