Michael McClain

Patent Agent

281-970-4545 ext. 161

Michael graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in physics. During his undergraduate career, he was involved in physical chemistry research on biological systems.  After graduating, he pursued his M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry at Rice University with a research focus on organometallic chemistry and nanomaterial synthesis. He developed methods for size-controlled synthesis of aluminum nanoparticles to replace gold and silver for photocatalysis and chemical sensing applications. He also worked on projects involving semiconductor fabrication and electrochemistry. Michael joined Fletcher Yoder as a technical advisor after completing his doctoral thesis in May 2017.


  • B.S./B.A., Emory University, 2011, Chemistry/Physics
  • M.A., Rice University, 2013, Chemistry
  • Ph.D., Rice University, 2017, Chemistry