Jean-François Masson is full professor of Chemistry at the Université de Montréal. He is a graduate of Arizona State University (PhD) and Georgia Tech (postdoc). His expertise encompasses biosensing with plasmonic materials, instrument development, surface chemistry to minimize biofouling and detection of proteins and drugs directly in crude biofluids. He has published more than 100 research articles and his research has led to filing more than 10 patents on diverse instrumental, materials or surface chemistry innovations for biosensing. He is the founder and CTO of Affinité Instruments, a start-up company commercializing SPR instrumentation. Jean-Francois received several awards including the Tomas Hirschfeld award (2005), a NSERC discovery accelerator (2011), the Fred Beamish award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2013), and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany, (2013-2014) for research at the Max-Planck Institute.
In 2018, he was named in the list of the top 40 analytical scientist under the age of 40. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Analyst of RSC publishing.