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An Interview with Peter B. Armentrout

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Prof. Peter B. Armentrout received the 2021 ASMS John B. Fenn Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry. The award recognizes Peter’s development of techniques for determining accurate thermochemistry via the guided ion beam method, and software programs for statistically modeling product formation energy dependence. Thanks to these contributions, nearly 2500 distinct bond energies have been measured during his career.

Richard A. J. O’Hair interviewed him for the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and learned Professor Armentrout’s favorite work he’s been involved in, his thoughts on the role of mentoring in the field of chemistry, and what challenges new scientists face today, and more.

To read the interview please visit ACS Publications.

Last Updated: 9/15/22