Instructor Biographies

Our principal trainers, Frederick Klink and Professor O. David Sparkman , deliver training courses on mass spec with over fifty years of combined experience. Their goal is to deliver up to date training on the basics as well as leading edge technology developments.

Frederick Klink

Fred Klink

Fred received a degree in biochemistry from Northwestern University and completed graduate studies in forensic chemistry at the University of Illinois. He spent seventeen years in the analytical instrument business where he held positions as an applications chemist, development project manager, product manager, marketing manager, and manager for strategic planning. Fred has been teaching highly regarded courses in mass spectrometry, solid-phase extraction, and protein analysis since 1996.

Fred's emphasis over the last several years has been on development of LC/MS methods. Fred is the only trainer in this field who has (1) compiled all of the important aspects of methods development into one, integrated, step-wise approach and (2) incorporated concepts of quality, validation, and regulatory compliance into his method development scheme. This latter aspect is, of course, of vital importance in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries but is also of value to anyone who wants to develop rugged, reproducible, transferable methods.

In addition to methods development, Fred’s specialty areas are HPLC and SPE technologies and the application of mass spectrometry to protein characterization. Fred is the author of several journal articles and two book chapters: one on LC/MS for the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (Wiley, 2010) and another on chromatography systems in Cunico, Gooding, And Wehr, Basic HPLC and CE of Biomolecules (BBL, 1998). Fred is also a principal contributor to the monthly column MS Solutions. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Clients who enroll in one of Fred's self-paced courses will be sent his contact details after registration is received.


O. David Sparkman

David Sparkman O. David Sparkman is currently an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California; Contractor to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Mass Spectrometry Data Center; President of; and a former American Chemical Society Instructor (1978–2006) and American Society for Mass Spectrometry Member-at-large for Education (2004–2006).

At the University of the Pacific, Prof. Sparkman teaches courses in mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry and manages the mass spectrometry facility. Over the past 28 years, he has developed and taught five different ACS courses in mass spectrometry; he holds positions on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the European Journal of Mass Spectrometry and the HD Science GC/MS Update – Part B; and is the Book Review Editor for the European Journal of Mass Spectrometry. He is the author of Mass Spectrometry Desk Reference (Global View Publishing: Pittsburgh, PA, 1st ed. 2000; 2nd ed. 2006). Prof. Sparkman is a member of the Editorial Boards of the John Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation and Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, Editor of and a contributor to the Mass Spectrometry Section of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation. Along with J. Throck Watson, he developed the Mass Spectral Interpretation Quick Reference Guide.

He also provides general consulting service in mass spectrometry for a number of instrument manufacturers, manufacturing companies, and government agencies.

Shib Mookherjea

Shib Mookherjea

Shib Mookherjea, Ph D. has extensive experience in R&D, analytical development, QA/QC and is a well- known speaker in many domestic and international forums. He has conducted numerous internal training sessions, workshops and short courses on quality, regulatory, and validation topics in over 25 countries. He also offers consulting, advisory, and auditing services to pharma / biotech / device / dietary supplement and related industries on QA, regulatory, and compliance matters. He is the Principal of Validation Quality International ( He has been on the Continuing Education Faculty of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Pittcon, CFPA, AOAC, and other organizations during the last two decades and has conducted sessions to over 8500 attendees on diversified topics in various forums . Apart from many other domestic and international collaborations, he has enjoyed an ongoing partnership with & LC Resources.