Ryan T. Kelly

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Ryan T. Kelly was born in Renton, Wash, USA in 1975. He received a B.S. degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His graduate research focused on the development of novel electrically driven separation and analysis methods for proteins and peptides within microfluidic devices. He also developed new fabrication methods for creating microdevices in plastic substrates and interfacing microchannels with semipermeable membranes. As a Postdoctoral Researcher and subsequently a Staff Member at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Dr. Kelly developed approaches for increasing the sensitivity of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry using both capillary-based and microfabricated electrospray sources. His process for chemically etching electrospray emitters for dramatically improved performance in the nanoflow regime has recently been commercialized, and the multi-nanoelectrospray sources that he developed were a key component of the 2009 R&D 100 award winning "Ultrasensitive Electrospray Ionization Source and Interface." His current research interests involve coupling microfluidic systems with mass spectrometry for single-cell and other sample-limited bioanalyses. Dr. Kelly also serves as the Technical Leader for the Microfabrication Facility at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a National Scientific User Facility located at PNNL.

Biography Updated on 5 July 2011

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