• Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Texas Instruments (TI) Chair
  • Member, National Academy of Science
  • Affiliated Faculty, Biomedical Engineering
Peter Rentzepis

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge
  • B.S., Denison University

Research Interests

  • Lasers and their application to science and technology

Awards & Honors

  • Member, National Academy of Science
  • Awarded the Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics from The American Physical Society
  • Received honorary doctorates from Syracuse University, Denison University, Carnegie-Mellon University and the National Technical University of Greece.
  • Received the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry from The American Chemical Society
  • Named Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and American Physical Society
  • Member of Foreign Academy of Science

Selected Publications

  • Subpicosecond and Sub-Angstrom Time and Space Studies by Means of Light X-ray, and Electronlnteraction with Matter. Jie Chen and Peter M. Rentzepis,J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5,225-30, 2014
  • Rationale and mechanism for the low photo inactivation rate of bacteria in plasma. Jie Chen, Thomas C. Cesarioc, and Peter M. Rentzepis, PNAS,111,33-38, 2014
  • X-ray laser resonator for the kilo-electron-volt range. Jie Chen, Ivan V. Tomov, Ali O. Er, and Peter M. Rentzepis Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 174101-03, (2013)
  • Cavity for hard, keV,x-ray laser. Jie Che,I.V. Tomov,Ali er, Peter Rentzepis, SPIElO,1117,2013
  • Inactivation of bacteria in plasma. Ali Oguz Er, Jie Chen, Thomas C. Cesario and P. M. Rentzepis. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci." 00,1-5,2012
  • Ultrafast time resolved x-ray diffraction, extended x-ray absorption fine structure and x-ray absorption near edge structure. Ali Oguz Erl, Jie Chenz and Peter M. Rentzepis1,a) J. Appl. Phys. 112, 031101 (2012)
  • Blast wave and contraction in Au(111) thin film induced by femtosecond laser pulses. A time resolved x-ray diffraction study. Jie Chen Wei-Kan Chen, and Peter M. Rentzepis J. Appl. Phys. 109, 113522 -25, 2011
  • Effect of pH on Methylene Blue Transient States and Kinetics and Bacteria Photoinactivation. Jie Chen, Thomas C. Cesario, and Peter M. Rentzepis. J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 2702-2707, 2011
  • Time-resolved structural dynamics of thin metal films heated with femtosecond optical pulses Jie Chen, Wei-Kan Chenb, Jau Tangc, 2, and Peter M. Rentzepis, PNAS, 108, 18887-18892, 2011
  • Fiber Based Pathogen Photoinactivating System. Jie Chen, T. C. Cesario, PM. Rentzepis' Rev. Sci. Instr. 82 (l), 015110,2011