Bachelor of Chemistry (Roanoke College 1976); Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (Purdue University, 1982, Professor Ben Freiser). From 1982-1989 Dr. Cody worked at Nicolet Analytical Instruments (Madison, WI) in the Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry group as Senior Scientist and as Nicolet Fellow. From 1989 to the present, he works at JEOL USA, Inc. Dr. Cody has been responsible for the development of ion traps and worked with FT-MS and electrons with collision induced dissociation techniques. Over the years, his research has focused on ion activation, FTICR fundamentals and excitation of ions, electron capture and laser dissociation, electrospray ionization and applications of TOF-MS. Current research inbterests include ionization techniques and software-assisted interpretation of spectra of high resolution of complex mixtures. He holds several patents, is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters, and is well known as co-inventor of the DART technique. Dr. Cody is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) since 1978. He was ASMS vice-President in 2010-2011. He received the Anachem Award at FACSS 2011 and 2012 Purdue Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Cody also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including JASMS and Analytical Chemistry.