Andrew Peters

About Dr. Peters

Andrew Peters is an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. His research focuses on structural, thermodynamic, and dynamic phenomena in ordered soft matter systems using advanced simulation methods. The fundamentals of block copolymer phase separation and polymer dynamics are applied to facilitate nanoscale control in various contexts. He also has applied projects in thermoset shape memory polymers for 3D printing, plastic modified asphalt, and nanoscale hydrogels.

He earned his doctorate in chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with Professor Clifford Henderson, where he investigated diblock copolymer phase separation and directed self-assembly using coarse-grained molecular dynamics models. After leaving Georgia Tech, he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota where he studied chain exchange and relaxation times in micelle forming triblock systems with Professor Timothy Lodge.


  • Post-Doctorate - 2017 University of Minnesota
  • Doctorate - 2015 Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelors - 2010 University of Maryland

Selected Publications

  1. Cheng Yan, Xiaming Feng, Colling Wick, Andrew J. Peters, and Guoqiang Li; "Machine learning assisted discovery of new thermoset shape memory polymers based on a small training dataset", Polymer, 2021, 123351 (doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2020.123351)
  2. S.M. Islam Ovy and Andrew J. Peters; "The Effect of Graft Density on the Ordering of Block Copolymer Grafted Nanoparticles", Macromolecules, 2020, 10655-10663 (doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00981)
  3. Iman Ahmadian and Andrew J. Peters; "Phase Behavior of AB/CD Diblock Copolymer Blends via Coarse-Grained Simulation", Soft Matter, 2020, 3069-3081 (doi: 10.1039/D0SM00096E)
  4. Andrew J. Peters; "Implementation and Optimization of Protracted Colored Noise Dynamics to Block Copolymer Grafted Nanoparticles", Computational Materials Science , 2019, 3069-3081 (doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.05.030)
  5. Andrew J. Peters, Benjamin D. Nation, Daniel Nicoloso, Peter J. Ludovice, Clifford L. Henderson; "Protracted Colored Noise Dynamics Applied to Linear Polymer Systems", Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 2018, 1700062 (doi: 10.1002/mats.201700062)
  6. Andrew J. Peters, Timothy P. Lodge; "Chain Exchange Kinetics of Asymmetric B1AB2 Linear Triblock and AB1B2 Branched Triblock Copolymers", Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 6303-6313 (doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01046)
  7. Andrew J. Peters, Timothy P. Lodge; "Comparison of Gel Relaxation Times and End-block Pullout Times in ABA Triblock Copolymer Networks", Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 7340-7349 (doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01921)
  8. Andrew J. Peters, Richard A. Lawson, Benjamin D. Nation, Peter J. Ludovice, Clifford L. Henderson; "Calculations of the free energy of dislocation defects in lamellae forming diblock copolymers using thermodynamic integration", J. Micro-Nanolith. Mem., 2016, 15, 023505 (Featured Article) (doi: 10.1117/1.JMM.15.2.023505)
  9. Andrew J. Peters, Richard A. Lawson, Benjamin D. Nation, Peter J. Ludovice, Clifford L. Henderson; "Coarse-grained molecular dynamics modeling of the kinetics of lamellar block copolymer defect annealing", J. Micro-Nanolith. Mem. , 2016, 15, 013508 (Cover Article) (doi: 10.1117/1.JMM.15.1.013508)

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