Peng obtained his Ph.D. degree in computational organic chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles in June 2010 working under the supervision of Dr. Kendall N. Houk. He was a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Houk’s group at UCLA from 2010-2014.
Peng's research focuses on computational studies of organometallic and organic reactions and polymer and nano-materials. He has published over 60 papers and involved in many collaborations with various experimental groups.
2014 – present Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
2010 – 2014 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles (advisor: Kendall N. Houk)
2006 – 2010 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (advisor: Kendall N. Houk)
2004 – 2006 M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Guelph (advisor: John D. Goddard)
1999 – 2003 B.Sc. in Chemistry, Peking University (advisor: Wenjian Liu)
- Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research (UCLA) 2012
- MBI Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence (UCLA) 2012
- Saul and Sylvia Winstein Award (UCLA) 2010
- Majeti-Alapati Fellowship for Research in Organic Chemistry (UCLA) 2009
- Excellence in First Year Academics and Research (UCLA) 2007