Peng Chen

Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

280A Olin Lab, Chemistry
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-8533

Peng Chen

Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Single-molecule super-resolution imaging; nanoscale catalysis (photo/electro); solar energy conversion; bioinorganic/biophysical chemistry; live cell imaging

Current Research Interest
Single-molecule super-resolution imaging of catalysis; catalysis (photo/electro) on metal and semiconductor particles; single-molecule bioinorganic chemistry; mechanism and dynamics of metal homeostasis protein in bacteria

Distinction
Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York Excellence in Catalysis Award
Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society Early-Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry
Coblentz Society Coblentz Award
Gordon Research Conference Paul D. Saltman Memorial Award
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
National Science Foundation Career Award

Selected Publications
Sambur, Justin B., Tai-Yen Chen, Eric Choudhary, Guanqun Chen, Erin J. Nissen, Elayne M. Thomas, Ningmu Zou, and Peng Chen. “Sub-particle Reaction and Photocurrent Mapping to Optimize Catalyst-Modified Photoanodes.” Nature 530 (2016): 77-80.

Chen, Tai-Yen, Ace G. Santiago, Won Jung, Lukasz Krzeminski, Feng Yang, Danya J. Martell, John D. Helmann, and Peng Chen. “Concentration and Chromosome-Organization Dependent Regulator Unbinding from DNA for Transcription Regulation in Living Cells.” Nature Communications 6 (2015): 7445.

Cornell Research Website Article
Innovating with Single-Molecule Imaging