Dr. Melvin Park
Dr. Melvin Park is Director of Research at Bruker Daltonics. He received his bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Physics from NC State University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M in 1991. His dissertation centered on secondary ion mass spectrometry, coincidence counting, and time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and their application to surface analysis. After postdoctoral studies at the Naval Research Laboratories in 1993 regarding MALDI TOF, he joined Bruker. Over the past nearly three decades he and his colleagues have produced more than 80 issued patents and 30 peer reviewed journal articles in all areas of mass spectrometry and, more recently, ion mobility spectrometry. The most well-known of these is trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS). His current work is the continued advancement and application of mass spectrometry, TIMS, and their peripherals.