Professor Emeritus
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Doug BarofskyEducation: Associate of Arts, Clark College, Washington (1961); B.S. Physics, Washington State University (1963); M.S. Physics, Pennsylvania State University (1965); Ph.D. Physics, Pennsylvania State University (1967); Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University (1967-68); Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Bonn, West Germany, (1968-69).

Awards: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship, University of Bonn, West Germany (1968); Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honorary (1969); Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Senior Researcher Fellowship, University of Bonn, West Germany (1982)

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Affiliations: International Organizing Committee, Desorption Conferences, 1994-present.

Research Interests

General interests encompass the investigation and development of ionization processes, methodologies, and instrumentation employed in mass spectrometry and the application of mass spectrometry to the elucidation of structural features that govern the functions of biological molecules and to the analysis of organic molecules found in environmental matrices. Individual studies entail development of tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF MS/MS); development of electron capture ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ECI TOF MS); investigation of electron capture dissociation of peptides and proteins; proteomics based on protein-function; investigation of protein/nucleic acid interaction; and environmental analysis of fluorinated alkyl substances.

Representative Publications