Since this thread has a nice "Welcome" mat out, plus it isn't locked, I think I'll use it to introduce myself. I couldn't find a self-introduction thread so this is it. Just let me know if it gets moved.
Got my degree in biomedical engineering (BME) but worked in the lab of a biochemist in the medical school. That's what BME is like -- it's just all over the place. Used MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF, but now I took a job with a small company making microfluidic devices and automation systems primarily for nanospray LC-MS, so I'm finally getting in-depth exposure to the other
part of mass spec.
Anyway here I am!
I read a nice thread here about trying to explain your work to a bunch of grade school students. I think I will start a complementary thread asking, how do you explain what you do various adults without and without scientific training. I've done this with MALDI to a degree but never with ESI, ion traps, quadropoles, etc. The point is, you have to tailor the explanation to the person.
If I posted a thread like this, would anybody come?