Department of Chemistry News

April 21, 2011

Matthew Bush to join faculty

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Matthew Bush to the Department of Chemistry.  Dr. Bush specializes in using mass spectrometry to characterize the structures of large biological assemblies. 

Dr. Bush earned his B.A. in 2003 from Carleton College and his Ph.D. in 2008 with Professors Evan R. Williams and Richard J. Saykally at the University of California, Berkeley.  His graduate research used mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy to probe the structures of hydrated and biomolecular ions.  Dr. Bush is currently at the University of Oxford, where he is a Waters Research Fellow with Professor Carol V. Robinson at the Department of Chemistry, a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, and developing ion mobility techniques to characterize the shapes of protein complexes.

Dr. Bush will begin his research program here in July, focusing on bioanalytical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, and structural biology applications using mass spectrometry based techniques to characterize biological assemblies. To learn more, visit his faculty page or email him directly at