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Professor Scott McLuckey named John A. Leighty Distinguished Professor


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University board of trustees on Friday (June 20) honored four faculty members with distinguished and named professorships among them Professor Scott McLuckey who was appointed the John A. Leighty Professor of Chemistry. McLuckey joined the Purdue faculty in 2000 and is a professor of analytical chemistry. His research group is focusing on new developments in mass spectrometry instrumentation that will change the way complex biological mixtures are analyzed. Current areas of interest include the rapid identification and characterization of proteins, DNA and RNA in complex mixtures. He has received a number of awards, including the 2008 Herbert Newby McCoy Award and the Anachem Award presented by the National Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. McLuckey earned his bachelor's degree from Westminster College and his doctoral degree from Purdue.