Peter J. Ludovice's research activities emphasize the use of computer simulation to elucidate the relationship between atomic level structure and properties of synthetic and biological macromolecules. Insight from computer simulations can more efficiently guide experimental efforts to save millions of dollars on development costs. Particular emphasis is placed on the characterization of fundamental ordering and energetic phenomena that are indicative of superior properties. Ludovice is currently focusing his research efforts in a number of areas, including transmembrane proteins, relaxation and gas diffusion in polymer glasses, and polymers for microelectronics applications. He is also developing new simulation protocols to more efficiently model highly viscous systems. Additionally, Ludovice is known for his unique approach to classroom instruction, which includes incorporating humor to facilitate learning.
College of Engineering
PhD 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS 1984, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign