Jesse L. Beauchamp

Jesse L. Beauchamp (born 1942) is the Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.[1]

Jesse (Jack) L. Beauchamp
Born1942 (age 7677)
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityUnited States
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Known forMass Spectrometry
Scientific career
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
ThesisIon cyclotron resonance spectroscopy (1968)
Doctoral advisorJohn D. Baldeschwieler
Doctoral students

Early life and education

  • 1964 B.S. California Institute of Technology
  • 1967 Ph.D. Harvard University[2]

Research interests

  • Development of novel mass spectrometric techniques in biochemistry.


In 1978 he received the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry from the American Chemical Society and in 1981 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. In 1999 he received the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society and was again honored in 2003 with the Field and Franklin Award in Mass Spectrometry.[3] In 2007 he received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry for the original development and chemical applications of ion cyclotron resonance spectroscopy.

Former Students


  2. Beauchamp, Jesse Lee (1968). Ion cyclotron resonance spectroscopy (Ph.D.). Harvard University. OCLC 76979089 via ProQuest.
  3. Armentrout, Peter B; Bowers, Michael T; Rodgers Mary T (2003). "A celebration of the scientific and personal contributions of Jesse (Jack) L. Beauchamp". International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 222 (1–3): IX–XI. doi:10.1016/S1387-3806(02)01041-2.
  4. "Frances A. Houle". Retrieved 10 Feb 2017.
  5. Jessilyn Gale (21 July 2016). "New Chair Announced for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry". Retrieved 10 Feb 2017.
  6. "Elaine M Marzluff". Retrieved 10 Feb 2017.

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