Peter R. Griffiths

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Peter R. Griffiths
Current Address: Department of Chemistry
  University of Idaho
  Moscow, ID 83844
Telephone Number: (208) 885-5807 (O)
  (208) 883-3025 (H)
Fax: (208)-885-6173
Education: B.A. (1964), Oxford University, England
  D. Phil. (1967), Oxford University
Postdoctoral Training: University of Maryland (1967-1969)

Subsequent Employment:  
1969-1970 Product Specialist, FT-IR Spectrometers, Digilab, Inc., Cambridge, MA
1970-1972 Manager, Analytical Services, Sadtler Research Laboratories, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
1972-1975 Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1975-1978 Associate Professor, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1978-1980 Professor, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1980-1982 Distinguished Professor, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1982-1989 Professor, University of California, Riverside, CA
1989-1997 Professor and Chairman, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
1997-2002 Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2000-2001 Interim Associate Vice-President for Research, University of Idaho
2002-2006 Professor and Chairman, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2006-2008 Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2008-         Professor Emeritus, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID


Honors and Awards:

1975: Coblentz Award in Molecular Spectroscopy
1978: Distinguished Professor, Ohio University
1985: Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Award
1995: New York SAS Gold Medal in Spectroscopy
1995: Fritz Prėgl Medal of Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry
1995: University of Idaho Award for Excellence in Research or Creative Activity
2001: Honorary Membership, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
2003: Bomem Michelson Award in Molecular Spectroscopy
2004: Gerald S. Birth Award for Outstanding Work in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
2006: Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Idaho College of Science
2006: Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Fellowship
2008: Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research Interests:

Analytical chemistry; Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectrometry; chemometrics; gas, liquid and supercritical fluid chromatography; hyphenated techniques; novel approaches for spectroscopic data processing; surface enhanced vibrational spectroscopy; open-path FT-IR spectrometry; remote sensing; diffuse reflection spectrometry.

Editorial Boards

Applied Spectroscopy (Associate Editor, 1981-2009, Editor-in-Chief, 2009-)

Spectrochimica Acta

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Germany)

Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis (China)

Journal of Analytical Sciences (Japan) (1995-2005)

Analytical Chemistry (1987 - 1989)

Energy and Fuels (1988 - 1991)

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society

Society for Applied Spectroscopy (President, 1994)

Coblentz Society

Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

National Committees

         National Academy of Sciences Committee for “Testing and Evaluation of Standoff Chemical Agent Detectors (SCADs),” Report produced February, 2003.

         National Academy of Sciences Committee for “Monitoring at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities”, Report produced September, 2005.

U.S. Department of Defense, Blue Ribbon Panel, Active and Passive Standoff Detection Program at Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center, December, 2006.

U. S. Pharmacopeia, General Chapters Expert Committee, 2006-2010.



This page was last updated on April 9, 2010