Gary Kinsel | STEM Education Research Center | SIU

Southern Illinois University



STEM Education Research Center

College of Science

Gary Kinsel

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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The investigation of pulsed rf plasmas polymerization for the surface modification of Matrix Assisted laser/Desorption Ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry targets.

The utilization of suface modified MALDI targets in proteomics applications and for the discovery of novel cellular biomarkers of biological interest.

The investigation of novel methods for MALDI sample and target preparation to achieve enhancement of analyte ionization efficeincy in proteomics applications.

Fundamental investigation of the equilibrium nature of the MALDI desorption plume and determination of the thermochemical properties of relevant MALDI matrix species.

The investigation of laser initiate donor to biomolecule intracluster proton transfer for the elucidation of the mechanism of MALDI analyte ionization.zdfsd


  • B.S., Western Illinois University
  • Ph.D., The University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Postdoc, The Technical University of Munich
  • Postdoc, Texas A&M University
  • SIU, Analytical Chemistry Faculty


  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (2002)
  • National Science Foundation- CAREER Award (1999)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1990-1991)
  • Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence (1989)
  • Annual Award for Best Research Publication (1988)