Lu in Stockholm by invitation of Nobel committee

Very few people can expect to receive an invitation to address a Nobel symposium, but for Ohio Eminent Scholar Dr. Peter Lu, the call has come twice. Lu was asked to address a Nobel Symposium on Single Molecule Spectroscopy in Chemistry, Physics and Biology in Stockholm, and is there this week. In 1999, he was invited to present at the Nobel Conference on Spectroscopy of Single Molecules in Physics, Chemistry and Life Science.

Dr. Peter Lu

“The speaker list contains some of the top scientists in the world. It's gratifying to see Peter’s name listed among them!” said Dr. Michael Ogawa, chair of the chemistry department. Participants are coming from U.S. and international research institutes and universities including Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Max Planck institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

Lu, who joined the photochemical sciences department in 2006, is well known in the scientific community for his pioneering work analyzing the interaction of single molecules with enzymes and proteins. These complex interactions are important to metabolism, and understanding them will allow scientists to better address biological problems.

“We are so pleased to have recruited Dr. Lu to BGSU,” noted Dr. Donald Nieman, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “He is internationally recognized for his research and is a wonderful collaborator who has already made substantial contributions to the Center for Photochemical Sciences—a true center of excellence at BGSU.”

June 2, 2008