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Kermit Murray

  • Professor
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Louisiana State Universtiy
  • 42PublicationsNumber of items in Kermit's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

My research is aimed at instrument development for mass spectrometry using laser desorption and ablation with applications to biological imaging and separations coupled to mass spectrometry for complex mixture analysis.


Kermit Murray obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the University of Colorado in 1988, working with Professor W. Carl Lineberger on the chemistry and spectroscopy of negative ions. He went on to postdoctoral research on infrared spectroscopy at Rice University with Professor Robert F. Curl and at Texas A&M University with Professor David H. Russell, where he developed novel spray ionization methods for MALDI mass spectrometry. At Emory University, he was an assistant professor before moving to LSU in 1991, where he is now a professor. His research focuses on instrument development and applications of laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry.


Publications (5)

  • Ambient laser ablation sampling for capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry.

    • Park S
    • Murray K
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  • Intact and top-down characterization of biomolecules and direct analysis using infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization coupled to FT-ICR mass spectrometry.

    • Sampson J
    • Murray K
    • Muddiman D
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  • Desorption electrospray ionization of aerosol particles.

    • Dong J
    • Rezenom Y
    • Murray K
  • IR-MALDI-LDI combined with ion mobility orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

    • Woods A
    • Ugarov M
    • Jackson S
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  • Two-laser infrared and ultraviolet matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization.

    • Little M
    • Kim J
    • Murray K

Professional experience

Professor of Chemistry

Louisiana State Universtiy

August 2001 - Present


Ph.D. Chemical Physics

University of Colorado, Boulder

May 1983 - December 1988(6 years)

B.S. Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley

September 1978 - June 1982(4 years)