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

Some of Dr. Chen's work includes optical components that are part of a new laser-based instrument used to study air pollutants.  New laser-based instruments and techniques are being developed in the Chen research group.  Some of these new techniques allow us to study systems that were previously considered too difficult to study using existing techniques. 

Special research projects:


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
  • Editorial board for the Asian Journal of Spectroscopy
  • Member of the PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century