Charles L. Wilkins
Charles L. Wilkins received the B.S. degree from Chapman College in 1961, and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon, Eugene, in 1966. In 1967, he joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, as an Assistant Professor and was promoted as an Associate Professor in 1972 and Full Professor in 1976. Wilkins spent a sabbatical year during 1974–1975 at the Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina. In 1981, he joined the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, as a Professor, and was promoted as a Distinguished Professor in 1997. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry during 1982–1989, and was an Associate Dean of physical and mathematical sciences during 1994–1997. He directed the UCR Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (1988–1998), and in 1998 he moved to the University of Arkansas, where he is now a Distinguished Professor. He has been the Chairman of the Analytical Chemistry Division (1991–1992) and the Computers in Chemistry Division (1980) of the American Chemical Society. Wilkins received numerous research awards, including the Tolman Medal of the Southern California American Chemical Society, the Pittsbugh Analytical Chemistry Award, the UC Riverside Faculty Research Lecturer Award, the 1997 ACS Franklin and Field Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry, the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry, and the University of Oregon Department of Chemistry's Alumni Achievement Award. He is currently a contributing Editor for Trends in Analytical Chemistry and a Member of the Editorial Boards of Mass Spectrometry Reviews and Applied Spectroscopy Reviews. His research interests are primarily in the field of mass spectrometry. He is a lifetime Honorary Member of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and a Fellow of SAS and the American Society for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Wilkins is also a Member of ACS, ASMS, AAAS, and Sigma Xi.
Biography Updated on 30 June 2008