Academics: Faculty

Peter C. Chen

Professor of Chemistry
A.B., Cornell University (1986)
Ph. D., University of Wisconsin - Madison (1992)
Analytical Chemistry

Phone: 404-270-5742

Our research group is developing new coherent multidimensional spectroscopic techniques for studying gas phase molecules.  These techniques can produce two-dimensional patterns that make it relatively easy to assign rotationally resolved peaks.  For example, these patterns automatically sort peaks by quantum number, selection rule, species, etc.  The patterns are useful for studying systems where congestion problems would otherwise obscure the patterns needed to analyze and interpret high resolution spectra.   

To learn more about our coherent multidimensional technique, visit
For more information on our Lidar project, visit:


Ph.D. 1992, Analytical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison
A.B.    1986, Chemistry, Cornell University


  • Chemistry Councilor, Council for Undergraduate Research, 2004-2007
  • 2001 Spelman College Presidential Award for Research
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1997 NSF CAREER Award
  • 1996 NASA Faculty Award for Research
  • Charles N. Reilley-Upjohn Award for outstanding research in analytical chemistry
  • Member of the PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century