Gerrit W.M. Peters

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  • 8707 Citations
1984 …2020

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"Structural features of polymer parts, created during product shaping from the melt state, determine, to a great extent, the final properties. Understanding the shaping step is, therefore, of utmost importance for product design."

Research profile

Gerrit Peters is a Full Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he is Chair of Theoretical and Applied Rheology. Key areas of expertise are rheology of polymers and soft tissues and structure development during polymer processing. His current research focused on these areas, more specifically on constitutive modeling of mechanical induced phase changes and structure–property relations. Applications are found in film blowing, extrusion, injection molding and electrospinning of amorphous, semi-crystalline and reactive polymers. His work also incorporates the development of dedicated experimental setups such as, for example, a unique dilatometer (the Pyrouette) that allows for high cooling rates and sample shearing.

Gerrit also participates in the research of biomechanics. He was involved in the development and testing of heart valves prosthesis, tissue engineered heart valves and still works on the rheology of different biological tissues such as brain tissue, thrombus, skin and fat.

Academic background

Gerrit Peters studied Mechanical Engineering at TU/e, where he obtained his MSc in 1983. He received his PhD from the University of Maastricht in 1987. In 2011, Gerrit was appointed as Personal Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, owing to his unique international scientific contributions. He is a member of the board of editors for the journal Rheology Acta and the journal Macromolecular Materials and Engineering and a referee for a number of journals (Macromolecules, Journal of Rheology, Rheologica Acta, Polymer, Journal of Biomechanics, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations etc.)

He was the chairman of the Council, chairman of the Career and Appointment committee and member of many other committees of the Department Mechanical Engineering. He is also International representative of The Polymer Processing Society and (co-) organizer of many conference sessions and workshops.

Affiliated with

  • Society of Rheology
  • Polymer Processing Society
  • DPI (Dutch Polymer Institute)
  • PTN (Polymer Technology Netherlands)

Partners in (semi-)industry 

  • DSM / SABIC
  • TNO
  • ExxonMobil
  • VMI

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Research Output

Prediction of plasticity-controlled failure in polyamide 6: influence of temperature and relative humidity

Parodi, E., Peters, G. W. M. & Govaert, L. E., 15 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 135, 11, p. 1-10 45942.

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    Deformation-induced phase transitions in iPP polymorphs

    Caelers, H. J. M., Troisi, E. M., Govaert, L. E. & Peters, G. W. M., 24 Oct 2017, In : Polymers. 9, 10, p. 1-39 547.

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    Full characterization of multiphase, multimorphological kinetics in flow-induced crystallization of IPP at elevated pressure

    Troisi, E. M., Caelers, H. J. M. & Peters, G. W. M., 23 May 2017, In : Macromolecules. 50, 10, p. 3868–3882 15 p.

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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
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    Flow-induced crystallization of isotactic polypropylene : modeling formation of multiple crystal phases and morphologies

    Roozemond, P. C., van Erp, T. & Peters, G. W. M., 20 Apr 2016, In : Polymer. 89, p. 69-80

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  • 25 Citations (Scopus)
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    Short-term flow induced crystallization in isotactic polypropylene : how short is short?

    Ma, Z., Balzano, L., Portale, G. & Peters, G. W. M., 2013, In : Macromolecules. 46, 23, p. 9249-9258

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  • 44 Citations (Scopus)
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    Activities

    • 4 Contributed talk

    Fourth European Rheology Conference, 4-9 September 1994 Sevilla

    Gerrit Peters (Speaker)
    4 Nov 1994

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Rheologie pour la transformtion des polymeres fondus, Colloque des 20 et 21 septembre, 1994 Strassbourg, France

    Gerrit Peters (Speaker)
    20 Sep 1994

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    7th National Conference on Rheology, 06-08 July 1994 Brisbane

    Gerrit Peters (Speaker)
    6 Jul 1994

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    10th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-10), April 5-8, 1994, Akron, OH, USA

    Gerrit Peters (Speaker)
    6 Apr 1994

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    Student theses

    Abdominal aortic aneurysms : a numerical/experimental approach

    Author: Tummers, S., 30 Sep 2002

    Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2), Rutten, M. (Supervisor 2), van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2) & Schurink, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A finite element analysis of 2D reactive flow

    Author: Corbey, R., 29 Feb 1992

    Supervisor: Meijer, H. (Supervisor 1), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2) & van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A method for the evaluation of 3D viscoelastic flows

    Author: Swartjes, F., 31 Dec 1998

    Supervisor: Meijer, H. (Supervisor 1), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2) & Schoonen, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A preliminary study on the causes of tilt in a CD-RW

    Author: van Overveld, N., 31 Aug 1999

    Supervisor: Meijer, H. (Supervisor 1), Dijksman, J. (External coach), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2) & Govaert, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A viscoelastic model of the developing fibrin network under flow

    Author: van Kempen, T., 31 Jan 2011

    Supervisor: van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 1), Bogaerds, A. (Supervisor 2), van den Ham, R. (External person) (Supervisor 2), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2) & van Riel, N. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master