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Dr. Peter Chen Receives NSF Grant to Provide Graduate Level Research Opportunities

November 2018

Peter ChenThe National Science Foundation has awarded Peter Chen, Ph.D., professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, a three-year $499,924 research grant for his project, “Excellence in Research: Development of High Resolution Coherent 2D Rovibrational Spectroscopy.”

The National Science Foundation funds research and education through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, and other research organizations throughout the United States. The National Science Foundation is credited with around one-fourth of federal funding for basic research at academic institutions.

The grant will create graduate-level research opportunities for students, said Dr. Chen.  “The main purpose of this project is to provide Spelman students, staff and faculty with a stimulating, cutting-edge research experience as they work on the development of a new multidimensional, laser-based technique for chemical measurement,” said Dr. Chen. “This technique could be used for a broad range of applications, such as increasing the efficiency of energy production, reducing air pollution, and improving our ability to create new materials.”

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