Peter W. Carr

portrait of Professor Peter Carr

Peter W. Carr

Professor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry


Smith Hall
Room 327
207 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


B.S. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1965

Ph.D. Penn State University, 1969

Post Doctorate Stanford University Medical School (1968-1969)

Research Interests

Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, chromatography

Environmental & Green Chemistry, separations chemistry

Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry, chromatography support materials

Principal Research Interests 

Ceramic supports for HPLC; materials chemistry in large scale biological chromatography, ultra stable stationary phases for environmental analysis, fast liquid chromatography, high temperature liquid chromatography and multi-dimensional liquid chromatography.

Honors and Awards

J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education, Division of Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2013

LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013

Horváth Medal of the Connecticut Separation Science Council and Hungarian Chromatographic Society, 2010

A.J.P. Martin Gold Medal of the Chromatographic Society (United Kingdom),2010

American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry, 2009

Listed in “Who’s Who in America,” 2004

2004 Pittsburgh Conference Award in Analytical Chemistry Award of Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2004

2001-2002 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, 2002

2000 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science of the Eastern Analytical Symposium, 2000

1996 American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography, 1997

1996 Stephen Dal Nogare Award of the Delaware Valley Chromatography Forum, 1996

Co-chair and Program Organizer, International Conference on Column Liquid Chromatography, Minneapolis, 1994

Award in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry of the Eastern Analytical Symposium, 1993

Benedetti-Pichler Award, sponsored by the American Microchemical Society, 1990

Merit Award, Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group, 1987

R.S. Palmer Award, Minnesota Chromatography Forum, 1984

Research Fellow, Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society, 1967

NDEA Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1968

Mailing Address

Peter W. Carr
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
A-5, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431