• 8239 Citations
1984 …2019
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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 1984 2019

11 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Polyamides
Plasticity
Atmospheric humidity
Temperature
Kinetics
9 Citations (Scopus)

Deformation-induced phase transitions in iPP polymorphs

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Polymorphism
Phase transitions
Strain hardening
Crystals
Stretching
11 Citations (Scopus)

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., 12 May 2017, In : Macromolecules. 50, 10, p. 3868–3882 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Crystallization
Kinetics
Shear deformation
Polypropylenes
Nucleation
19 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Polypropylenes
Crystallization
Volume fraction
Crystals
Shear deformation
41 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Polypropylenes
Crystallization
Shear deformation
Viscosity
Rheometers

Activities 1994 1994

  • 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

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

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

Gerrit Peters (Speaker)
6 Apr 1994

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

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

File

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

File

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