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Richard Alan Yost, American chemistry professor. Fellow National Science Foundation, 1975-1979, American Chemical Society Analytical Division, 1977-1978, Silver Beaver award, Boy Scouts American, 2005.


Yost, Richard Alan was born on May 31, 1953 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States. Son of Donald Errold and Jessie Lee (Hoover) Yost.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Arizona, Tucson, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Analytical Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1979.


Assistant professor chemistry University Florida, Gainesville, 1979-1983, associate professor, 1983-1989, professor, since 1989, head division analytical chemistry, 1994—2000, since 2006, associate dean research, 2000—2001. Consultant Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Finnigan Master of Arts in Teaching Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Science advisory and review board Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1994-2003.

Fellow, advisory board University Florida Institute for Science and Health Policy, 1999-2001. Founding member William R. Maples Forensic Science Center, University Florida, since 1999. Senior member Shands Cancer Center, University Florida, since 2001.

Senior faculty University Florida School Natural Resources and Ecology, since 2001, chair elect faculty senate, 2006-2007, board trustees, since 2007, chair faculty senate, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Journal American Society Mass Spectrometry, 1990-1997, International Journal Mass Spectrometry, since 1996. Patentee in field.


Member editorial board Journal American Society Mass Spectrometry,1990-1997, International Journal Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes, 1996^. Fellow National Science Foundation, 1975-1979, American Chemical Society Analytical Division, 1977-1978. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Mass Spectrometry (secretary 1997^, Distinguished Contribution award 1993), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Katherine Sarah Fitzgerald, June 16, 1979. Children: Sarah Elizabeth, Michael Patrick, Matthew Jefferson.

Donald Errold Yost

Jessie Lee (Hoover) Yost

Katherine Sarah Fitzgerald

Sarah Elizabeth Yost

Michael Patrick Yost

Matthew Jefferson Yost