Professor David H. Russell, Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex Professor of Mass Spectrometry in Chemistry at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the American Chemical Society Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry. The award, sponsored by Waters Corporation, was presented at the 245th meeting of the American Chemical Society held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-11th, 2013, in recognition of Dr Russell’s contributions to the application of novel methods and instrumentation for the identification and characterization of complex biological molecules.
Prof. Russell has been a member of the Texas A&M University faculty for the past 33 years and head of the Department of Chemistry since 2006. He earned his B. S. Chemistry degree from the University of Arkansas and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska where he studied under Michael L. Gross. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and received the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research from Texas A&M University in 2004. He has served as a co-editor for Journal of Cluster Science and is a past member of the editorial boards for several mass spectrometry journals. He currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Mass Spectrometry, the Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry and the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry.
Research in the Russell group is best described as developmental mass spectrometry and gas-phase ion chemistry, encompassing a broad range of fundamental and applications-oriented projects that focus on development and application of novel methods and instrumentation for identification and characterization of complex biological molecules. This research has provided significant impact on early development in MS-MS, hybrid magnetic sector-TOF (time-of-flight), large molecule FT-ICR mass spectrometry, advanced TOF and TOF-TOF instruments, and ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS).