Peter Cummings Ph.D.

Cummings, Peter
Position Department / Business Unit
John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Institution Disciplines
Vanderbilt University Nanomaterials Mathematics Engineering
City State / Provence
Nashville Tennessee
Country Website
U.S.A. link
(615) 343-7951

Along with being a John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Cummings is also the Director of the Nanomaterials Theory Institute at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory


B. Math, (First Class Honors), University of Newcastle (Australia), 1976; Ph.D., Math, University of Melbourne (Australia), 1980

Important Articles

Sumeet Salaniwal, Shengting Cui, Peter T. Cummings and Hank D. Cochran, "Self-assembly in a dichain surfactant/water/carbon dioxide system via molecular simulation. II. Aggregation dynamics," Langmuir, 17 (2001) 1784-1792.

Shengting Cui, Peter T. Cummings and Hank D. Cochran, "Molecular Simulation of the Transition from Fluid-like to Solid-like Behavior in Complex Fluids Confined to Nanoscale Gaps," Journal of Chemical Physics, 114 (2001) 7189–7195.

Clare McCabe, Charles W. Manke and Peter T. Cummings, "Predicting the Newtonian viscosity of complex fluids from high strain rate molecular simulations," Journal of Chemical Physics, 116 (2002) 3339-3342.

Scott Bair, Clare McCabe, and Peter T. Cummings, "Comparison of Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics with Experimental Measurements in the Nonlinear Shear-Thinning Regime," Physical Review Letters, 88 (2002) art. no. 58302.

Patrice Paricaud, Milan Predota, Ariel A. Chialvo and Peter T. Cummings, "From dimer to condensed phases at extreme conditions: Accurate predictions of the properties of water by a Gaussian charge polarizable model," Journal of Chemical Physics 122 (2005) art. no. 244511

Vito Quaranta, Alissa M. Weaver, Peter T. Cummings and Alexander R. A. (Sandy) Anderson, “Mathematical modeling of cancer: The future of prognosis and treatment,” Clinica Chimica Acta 357 (2005) 173-179

Yongsheng Leng and Peter T. Cummings, “Fluidity of hydration layers nanoconfined between mica surfaces,” Physical Review Letters, 94 (2005) art. no. 026101

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