Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group

A Topical Group of the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society

Who we are
We're a Diverse Group of Professionals Who Are Passionate About Advancing Mass Spectrometry.

The Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (DVMSDG) serves a diverse group of scientists from both academia and industry. DVMSDG is hosted by the Department of Chemistry at Villanova University, just thirty minutes outside of downtown Philadelphia. Attendance at the monthly meetings is typically 20-35 scientists and students, with some meetings and events drawing in excess of 100 people.

DVMSDG was created to meet the interests of a variety of scientists with diverse backgrounds. Due to a large number of local scientists in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, many of the seminars are weighted towards these areas. However, we attempt a balanced program between theory and applications, while also trying to provide perspective on the history of mass spectrometry for the younger generation of mass spectrometrists studying at local universities.


Discovery of two isotopes of neon: neon-20 and neon-22, by J.J. Thompson.

A Brief History of Delaware Valley Mass Spec Discussion Group

Upcoming events
March 2024 Meeting Announcement

In Person Meeting at Waters Corporation

5205 Militia Hill Rd, Suite #100

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

DVMSDG Student Travel Grant Awards

The Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (DVMSDG) is sponsoring two travel awards for students who plan to present at the 71st American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference, June 4 - 8, 2023 in Houston, TX. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in either a graduate or undergraduate program at a college/university in the greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region.

Interested applicants should submit the following information:

  • Copy of their ASMS abstract
  • 1-2 page supplementary description of their research project
  • 1 page curriculum vitae

Applications should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format by TBD to:

Applications will be judged by DVMSDG Board, and the winners will be announced at our annual Vendors’ Night meeting on May 7th, 2019.

Further information about DVMSDG can be found at our website:

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this award or the application process.

Steven M. LaMonaca
Awards Chair, DVMSDG

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