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Ph.D., Mathematics
University of Melbourne

University of Newcastle

Contact Information

303 Olin Hall
VU Mailbox: VU Station B 351604

Peter Cummings

Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering
John R. Hall Chair in Chemical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Research Focus

As principal scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and director of the laboratory's Nanomaterials Theory Institute, Cummings oversees a team of scientists and engineers working to develop new materials to be used in medicine, electronics and a wide variety of industrial applications. Since joining the Vanderbilt engineering faculty in 2002, his achievements include developing the leading model for water used in molecular-level computer simulations and participation in computer modeling to predict how individual cancer cells are likely to spread through the body.

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