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J. Michael Ramsey

The Power List 2017


J. Michael Ramsey

Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; Scientific Founder, Caliper Life Sciences; Scientific Founder, 908 Devices Inc.; Scientific Founder, Genturi Inc.

Greatest invention
The early inventions covering electrokinetic control of material transport in microfluidic networks stand out, and were the basis for Caliper. But our inventions surrounding miniaturized ion traps, which led to the discovery of high-pressure mass spectrometry (908 Devices) were equally rewarding.

Why analytical science?
I was fortunate to have a good high school chemistry teacher and I have always been fascinated by machines and instruments. My curiosity has led to a life contemplating novel ways to measure and characterize chemical species.

The next 10 years
I hope to see an expanding interest in the development of micro- and nano-fabricated technologies for elucidating chemistry and biochemistry. I also hope that I cannot currently imagine the technologies that emerge over this period!

Nominator comment: “The many products being developed at 908 Devices based on research led by Mike Ramsey is having a profound impact on advanced CE-MS omics studies.

Categories: Inventors, Giants of Nano


Part of the Power List 2017

The Magnificent Tens

The Magnificent Tens
After 2016’s celebration of women in analytical science, we return to the Top 100 for 2017.
But there’s a twist. This summer, we asked you to nominate scientists in ten categories – from the stars of separation science, to omics explorers, to the mentors training the next generation.

Go to The Power List 2017

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