Alexander Alexeyevich Makarov was born in 1966 in the Siberian town of Irkutsk.He is a Russian physicist who led the team that developed the Orbitrap, a type of mass spectrometer, and received the 2008 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award for this development.In November 2013 he was appointed as professor of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Chemistry and the Bijvoet Center of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
From his early childhood, Alexander was interested in the development of technology using principles of nature. In his teenage years, he attempted to invent various pieces of technology that invariably appeared to be either unrealistic or already implemented. Nevertheless, this brought Alexander to the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, where he hoped to pursue applied rather than basic science.
Early life and education
In 1989 he finished his graduation M.S. Molecular Physics at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and in 1993 his Ph.D. Physics and Mathematics at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Awards and Honours
In the year 2008 he received ASMS Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award and in the year 2012 he received Thomson Medal Award.
2008 ASMS Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award
2012 Thomson Medal Award