John Fenn

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Birthday
15, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 10, 2010 (93)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 10, 2010 (93)

About

Analytical chemist who received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in mass spectrometry. His most important contribution was his development of electrospray ionization.

Before Fame

He moved from New Jersey to Kentucky after his family lost everything in the Great Depression.

Trivia

He was sued by Yale University over ownership of an electrospray patent.

Family Life

He had three children with his first wife Margaret.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002, the year before Peter Agre did.