Peter Kekenes-Huskey

  • Program Years: 2004-2007
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Chemistry/Biology
  • Academic Advisor: William Goddard
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2005)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 2009
    B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Asheville, 2001

Current Status

  • Status: Associate Professor, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Research Area: Computational Chemistry and Biology
  • Personal URL:


Amateur homebrewer.



Manly Wright Award (Valedictorian of Graduating Class, 2001)
Department of Defense Fellow (Declined award for Fulbright, 2001)
Fulbright Fellow (2001-2002)
Outstanding Senior of the Western Carolinas American Chemical Society (2001)
USA Today All-Academic 3rd Team (2001)
Barry Goldwater Scholar in Science and Mathematics (2000-2001)
Western Carolina American Chemical Society Schweizerhalle Scholarship (2000-2001)
Inducted Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Fraternity (1998)
Albina Mills Academic Scholarship (1998 -2001)
4th Place in Annual UNCA Olivia-Jones Freshman Creative Writing Contest (1999)