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About Jonas Peters

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Jonas C. Peters is Bren Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on new concepts for catalysis (including electro- and photocatalysis) with applications in renewable solar fuel technologies, distributed nitrogen fixation for fertilizers and fuels, and chemical transformations fundamental to the synthesis of organic molecules. Peters earned his BSc degree at the University of Chicago ('93), spent a year as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Nottingham ('94), did his PhD at MIT ('98), and a postdoc as a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley ('99). He has been on the faculty at Caltech since 1999, including a brief period on the faculty at MIT.