About the Author
Charles L. Wilkins is a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He is the editor of eight books and the author of more than 235 scientific papers and 21 book chapters. Dr. Wilkins has been the recipient of many awards, including the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society Tolman Medal, the New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal, the American Chemical Society Franklin and Field Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry, the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Analytical Chemistry, and the University of Oregon Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pure Chemistry. His research interests include mass spectrometry of polymer and copolymer materials, Fourier transform mass spectrometry, and the development of new methods to improve the utility of analytical mass spectrometry.
Sarah Trimpin is an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Trimpin has received the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, the DuPont Company Young Investigator Award, and the German Society for Mass Spectrometry Wolfgang-Paul-Studienpreis and Wolfgang-Paul-Promotionspreis. She also was honored with a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and was named one of Genome Technology’s Rising PIs. She and her colleagues recently developed laserspray ionization, a new technique that combines the attributes of MALDI and electrospray ionization.