Jacob Shelley earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ in 2005, and completed his Ph. D. at Indiana University under Prof. Gary Hieftje in 2011. His graduate research focus was on the development, characterization, and application of novel plasma ionization sources for ambient, molecular mass spectrometry with particular attention on the Flowing Atmospheric-Pressure Afterglow (FAPA) source.  Jake started his postdoctoral research with Prof. R. Graham Cooks at Purdue University 2011 where he developed portable mass spectrometers capable of in situ analyses.  In 2012, Jake was awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work with Dr. Carsten Engelhard at the University of Münster in Germany. Prof. Shelley’s current research interests lie in the development of new hardware and software tools for mass spectrometry, which enable rapid and sensitive detection and identification of analytes in complex matrices. Prof. Shelley has authored 35 published journal articles, 3 United States patents/patent applications, a book chapter, and has given more than 30 invited presentations at national and international venues.