Peter William Carr, PhD

Title: Chemistry Professor
Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Peter William Carr, PhD, Chemistry Professor at the University of Minnesota, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry education.

A graduate of the Polytech Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Carr earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1965. He concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy in analytical chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1969. At the start of his career, he worked as a research assistant, and, later, as an associate, at Brookhaven National Laboratory for a year.

Subsequently, Dr. Carr contributed as a postdoctoral associate at Stanford University Medical School in 1968, before joining the University of Georgia as a faculty member from 1969 to 1977. Since 1977, he has excelled as a professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota. In a career filled with many highlights, Dr. Carr was most proud of receiving the Analytical Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society, whereby many of his students were in attendance and gave him a plaque. The plaque reflected on his leadership and the setting of standards. Interacting with his students was also a highlight because he loved observing the way information clicked in the minds of his students.

In addition to the Analytical Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society, Dr. Carr was a recipient of the L.S. Palmer Award from the Minnesota Chromatography Forum, the Benedetti-Pichler Award from the American Microchemistry Society, and the Horvath Medal from the Connecticut Separation Science Council, among others. An exceptional Marquis listee, he has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Outside of work, Dr. Carr enjoys fishing, classical/swing music, and reading historical biographies in his spare time.

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