Klaus Biemann

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Klaus Biemann
Born 1926
Innsbruck, Austria
Fields Mass spectrometry
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater University of Innsbruck
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 1951
Known for Mars Viking mass spectrometer[1]
Notable awards Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry (2007)
NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1977))

Klaus Biemann (born 1926) is a Professor Emeritus of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work was centered on structural analysis in organic and biochemistry. He has been called the "father of organic mass spectrometry."[2]

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Biemann K (2007). "On the ability of the Viking gas chromatograph–mass spectrometer to detect organic matter". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104 (25): 10310–3. Bibcode:2007PNAS..10410310B. doi:10.1073/pnas.0703732104. PMC 1965509. PMID 17548829. 
  2. ^ Chung, Deborah D. L. (2006). The Road to Scientific Success: Inspiring Life Stories of Prominent Researchers (Road to Scientific Success). World Scientific Publishing Company. ISBN 981-256-600-7. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Klause Biemann". Franklin Laureate Database. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Klaus Biemann". John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry". American Chemical Society. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry". American Chemical Society. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Thomson Medals, 2009". International Mass Spectrometry Foundation. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Klaus Biemann Receives Beckman-ABRF Award". Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Biemann, Klaus". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved June 25, 2011.