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Peter D. Wentzell


Department of Chemistry

Email: peter.wentzell@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3708
Mailing Address: 
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
6274 Coburg Road
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Biological chemistry
  • Chemometrics
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Signal processing


  • BSc, Dalhousie University
  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • PDF, University of British Columbia

Research interests

The extraction of information from the massive amounts of data produced by today’s chemical and biological experiments is an ongoing challenge.  The multidisciplinary research in my group develops and applies statistical, mathematical and computer-based tools to address this problem.

Selected awards and honours

  • Faculty of Science Killam Professor, 2009-2014
  • Dalhousie University Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 2011
  • Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
  • Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Exploratory Data Analysis with Noisy Measurements.” P. D. Wentzell* and S. Hou (J. Chemometr., 2012, 26, 264-281).
  • “Fast and Simple Methods for the Optimization of Kurtosis as a Projection Pursuit Index.” S. Hou and Peter D. Wentzell* (Anal. Chim. Acta, 2011, 704, 1-15).
  • “Preliminary Exploration of Time-Course DNA Microarray Data with Correlation Maps.” R. M. Flight and Peter D. Wentzell* (OMICS, 2010, 14, 99-107).
  • “Bootstrap Method for the Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Spotted Dual-Color DNA Microarrays.” T. K. Karakach, R. M. Flight and Peter D. Wentzell* (Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2007, 389, 2125-2141).
  • “Multivariate Curve Resolution of Time Course Microarray Data.” P. D. Wentzell*, T. K. Karakach, S. Roy, M. J. Martinez, C. P. Allen and M. Werner-Washburne (BMC Bioinformatics, 2006, 7, 343)