Peter Derrick

Biographical Information

During a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, Professor Peter Derrick has acquired an outstanding reputation for his contributions to mass spectrometry and its applications to nanoscience, reaction dynamics, gas phase ion chemistry, proteomics and protein structure.

He is renowned as one of the most innovative physical chemists in the world and the international leader in the development of instrumentation for mass spectrometry. At several times in his career, the world’s best machines were built by him.

He contributed to the key breakthroughs towards Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance, Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight, and Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

He is the recipient of several research prizes and medals from the U.K., Australia and Czechosolvakia.