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Biography

Kermit K. Murray, LSU, Department of Chemistry
Kermit K. Murray, LSU, Department of Chemistry
Kermit Murray was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the East Bay city of Concord, graduating from Concord High School in 1978. He obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry with high honors at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982 and was the Chemistry valedictorian. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the University of Colorado in 1988, working with Professor W. Carl Lineberger on the chemistry and spectroscopy of negative ions. He went on to postdoctoral research on infrared spectroscopy at Rice University with Professor Robert F. Curl and at Texas A&M University with Professor David H. Russell, where he developed novel spray ionization methods for MALDI mass spectrometry. At Emory University, he was an assistant professor before moving to Louisiana State University in 2001, where he is now a professor. His research focuses on instrument development and applications of laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry.

Scientific Activities

Kermit Murray in Dave Russell's lab at Texas A&M University 1993
In Dave Russell's lab at Texas A&M University 1993

My research area is chemical analysis using mass spectrometry. Links with information about current projects are below.

Kermit Murray Around the Web
I’ve been running various websites since 1994 and my philosophy has always been to try new things and evaluate their utility. Some of the places I currently contribute:

Copper Mountain Colorado 2012
Copper Mountain Colorado 2012

Black Canyon of the Gunnison 1987
Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado in 1987

Hobbies
Tooth of Time, July 2012
Tooth of Time, New Mexico, July 2012

Two of my hobbies, photography and genealogy, are represented on this site. My other hobbies, such as travel, hiking, and backpacking, are the subject of many of the photos.

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