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Peng Chen
Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-1301
607-254-8533 (o); 607-255-4137 (f)

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ResearcherID: B-2756-2010; ORCID:0000-0001-8582-7661

Professional Appointments
7/2013 - Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University
1/2013 - Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
2011 - 2012 Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
2005 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

Education and Training
2004 - 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Advisor: Prof. X. Sunney Xie. Field: Single-Molecule Biophysics
1998 - 2003 Ph.D. (Jan 2004), Chemistry, Stanford University
Advisor: Prof. Edward I. Solomon. Field: Bioinorganic/Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Thesis: "Spectroscopic Definition of Electronic Structure Contributions to O2 and N2O Activation by Mononuclear, Binuclear, and Tetranuclear Copper Sites in Biology"
1997 - 1998 Teaching and Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, San Diego
Advisor: Prof. Yitzhak Tor. Field: Organic Chemistry
1993 - 1997 B.S., Chemistry, Nanjing University, China
Advisor: Prof. Jianyi Shen. Field: Physical Chemistry

Selected Honors and Awards
2018 Sessler Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, Stanford University
2017 Visiting Professor in the Debye Chair, Utrecht University
2017 Catalysis Forum Lecturer, DICP, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2016 Excellence in Catalysis Award, Catalysis Society of Metro NY
2016 NSF Colloquium Lecturer, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
2014 Finalist, Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
2014 Early-Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry, ACS PHYS Division
2014 Coblentz Award
2013 Honorable Lecturer, Applied Chemistry Lecture Series, CIAC, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2013 Lester S. Andrews Lecturer, Mississippi State University
2011 CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award
2010 Paul D. Saltman Memorial Award
2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
2007 NSF Career Award
2005 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award
2002 Franklin Veatch Memorial Fellowship
1999 Gerhard Casper Stanford Graduate Fellowship
1996 Guanghua Award
1994 YinSong Award
1993 - 1997 RenMin Award, four times
1993 - 1997 Excellent Student Honor, four times

Selected Special Invitation Conference Lectures
2019 Keynote Lecturer, International Bunsen Discussion on Probing Chemical Reactions by Single-molecule Spectroscopy
2018 Keynote Lecturer, 14th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EuroBIC-14)
2018 Plenary Speaker, 6th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy
2015 Keynote Speaker, Lorentz Workshop on Proteins and Beyond
2015 Plenary Lecturer, 17th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC17)
2014 Plenary Lecturer, 69th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
2013 Keynote Lecturer, Frontiers in Materials Science, University of Rochester
2012 Plenary Lecturer, 4th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy
2010 Keynote Speaker, Lorentz Workshop on Seeing Enzymes in Action
2010 Headline Invited Speaker, Faraday Discussion Meeting: Spectroscopy, Theory and Mechanism in Bioinorganic Chemistry
2010 Keynote Speaker, Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto
2008 Plenary Speaker, International Copper Meeting: Copper and Related Metals in Biology