Prof. David E. Clemmer
Professor Clemmer received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Utah and did postdoctoral work at the Himeji Institute of Technology (Japan) and Northwestern University before coming to IU in 1995. His research involves the development of methods for studying the structures of complex low-symmetry systems in the gas phase. These methods are being applied to several types of problems including elucidation of fundamental issues associated with how a protein folds, as well as studies of complex mixtures of proteins. The latest direction his group has taken is to study the thermodynamic stability of proteins in solution. Also, his group has advanced and been critical in pioneering the characterization of exosomes.
Professor Clemmer has published ~300 papers with his students and collaborators. As of 2022, 36 students have completed Ph.D. degrees, 4 have completed MS degrees, ~20 Postdoctoral Associates and a number of visiting scientists and scolars have carried out experiments in the Clemmer laboratory at Indiana Univeristy. Professor Clemmer and his students have mentored ~40 undergraduate researchers.
Professor Clemmer's official title is a Distinguished Professor & Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair.
Honors and Awards
- 2022-2023: Field and Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry
- 2022: Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medal
- 2020: Bicentennial Medal Award Winner
- 2018: John B. Fenn Distinguished Contribution
- 2017: Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
- 2014: Association of Analytical Chemists ANACHEM Award.
- 2014: Indiana University Distinguished Professor Appointment.
- 2014: University of Utah Distiguished Alumnus.
- 2013: Clemmer Laboratory Named as Center of Innovation by the Waters Corporation.
- 2012: American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemical Instrumentation Award.
- 2011: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- 2011–2012: Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship.
- 2009: Outstanding Alumnus, Adams State College.
- 2009: Tracy M. Sonneborn Award.
- 2007: ACS Akron Section Award.
- 2006: Biemann Medal — American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).
- 2005: Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- 2005: Outstanding Contribution to Scientific Commercialization Nominee (1 of 5: see Biofutures 2005, page 14).
- 2003–2005: National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Creativity Award.
- 2002: Pittcon Achievement Award.
- 2002: Named on Popular Science's 10 Most Brilliant List.
- 2000–2002: Eli Lilly Analytical Chemistry Award (ACS, Division of Analytical Chemistry).
- 2000–2002: U.S. Defense Science Study Group (DSSG).
- 2000: Phi Lamba Upsilon Fresenius Award.
- 1999–2000: Arthur F. Findeis Award (ACS, Division of Analytical Chemistry).
- 1999: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
- 1999: TR-100 Research Innovation Award (Technology Review Magazine, MIT).
- 1999: Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (Indiana University).
- 1999: Frontiers of Science Symposium participant.
- Invited by U.S. National Academy of Science/Germany's Humboldt Foundation.
- 1998–2000: Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
- 1997–1998: Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
- 1997: Finnegan Award (American Society for Mass Spectrometry).
- 1997: Porter Science Building Dedication at Adams State College.
- 1996–2000: National Science Foundation Early Career Award.
- 1995: Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (Indiana University).
Prof. Clemmer may be contacted with questions concerning his many areas of research through email or by telephone (812.855.8259). Additional information is also available on the IU Chemistry website and the associated faculty profile.