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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

782A ST Olin Chemistry Wing
607-254-8533 (o); 607-255-4137 (f) Google Scholar
ResearcherID: B-2756-2010; ORCID:0000-0001-8582-7661

Associate Editor, Natural Sciences

Academic 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
2019 Chemical Pioneer Award
2018 Fellow, American Association for the Advancenement of Science
2018 Bau Family Award in Inorganic Chemistry
2017 Visiting Professor in the Debye Chair, Utrecht University
2016 Excellence in Catalysis Award, Catalysis Society of Metro NY
2014 Finalist, Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
2014 Early-Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry, ACS PHYS Division
2014 Coblentz Award
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 Named Lectureships
2019 Joan Van der Waals Lecture, University of Leiden
2019 Brian Bent Lecture, Columbia University
2018 Sessler Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Stanford University
2017 Catalysis Forum Lecture, DICP, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2013 Honorable Lecture, Applied Chemistry Lecture Series, CIAC, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2013 Lester S. Andrews Lecture, Mississippi State University

Selected Special Invitation Conference Lectures
2020 Keynote Lecture, 71st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry
2019 Keynote Lecture, 18th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis
2019 Keynote Lecture, 16th Conference on Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (MAF 2019)
2019 Keynote Lecture, 5th International Conference on Energy Conversion and Storage (5th ICECS)
2019 Keynote Lecture, International Bunsen Discussion on Probing Chemical Reactions by Single-molecule Spectroscopy
2018 Keynote Lecture, 14th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EuroBIC-14)
2018 Plenary Lecture, IBS Symposium on Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy, KAIST, South Korea
2018 Plenary Lecture, Symposium of the Center for Chemical Dynamics in Living Cells, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
2018 Plenary Lecture, 6th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy
2015 Keynote Lecture, Lorentz Workshop on Proteins and Beyond
2015 Plenary Lecture, 17th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC17)
2014 Plenary Lecture, 69th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
2013 Keynote Lecture, Frontiers in Materials Science, University of Rochester
2012 Plenary Lecture, 4th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy
2010 Keynote Lecture, Lorentz Workshop on Seeing Enzymes in Action
2010 Headline Invited Speaker, Faraday Discussion Meeting: Spectroscopy, Theory and Mechanism in Bioinorganic Chemistry
2010 Keynote Lecture, Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto
2008 Plenary Lecture, International Copper Meeting: Copper and Related Metals in Biology