He was cited “for development of mass spectrometry methods that provide insight in physical-organic chemistry, enable environmental protection, offer new approaches in biochemistry and biophysics, and give understanding of human disease.”
Gross received his BA in chemistry from Saint John’s University (Collegeville, Minn.) and his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He cites as his scientific role model “my postdoc mentor, Fred McLafferty, because he has a passion for science and ambition to contribute something important.”
In support of his nomination for the award, Evan R. Williams, University of California, Berkeley, had this to say: “Mike is one of the most recognized leaders in the field of mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry. I have known him for nearly 30 years, and I have been impressed with his productivity, the many students who have come from his lab, his service to the community, and his innovation.”
Our congratulations, Michael, for your further recognition.