October 20, 2011 (Peabody, Mass.) -- JEOL USA Mass Spectrometry Product Manager, Dr. Robert (Chip) Cody, has received the prestigious Anachem Award, given by the Association of Analytical Chemistry for his contributions to the development of organic mass spectrometry. The award was presented at the Federation of Analytical Chemical and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Dr. Cody gave a plenary lecture entitled Massive Changes: Not just your grandma's mass spectrometer any more, an historical talk, on Monday, October 3. He was honored during a special session by five speakers who presented on mass spectrometry topics relevant to his work.
Through his inventions and his efforts to commercialize them, Dr. Cody has provided the scientific community with new tools to more precisely and efficiently characterize a broad range of materials. Examples include: laser ablation and desorption, the DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time) ion source, trapped-ion MS/MS techniques and other creative combinations of chromatography, ionization sources, and mass analyzers. He has also contributed to the advancement of analytical chemistry through his service to professional scientific organizations and through his mass spectrometry courses.
Dr. Cody has worked at JEOL USA since 1989. Upon completion of his Ph.D. at Purdue University in Indiana, he joined Nicolet Instruments in Madison, Wisconsin in 1982. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia in 1976.
The Anachem Award was established in 1953 and is presented annually to an outstanding analytical chemist. Only a few recipients other than Dr. Cody have been from an instrument company.
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