Cornelis (Cor) Peters
Chemical and Biological Engineering Affiliate Faculty
Dr. Cor Peters joined in October 2008 as a Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering the Petroleum Institute (currently Khalifa University of Science and Technology). In August 2009, he was appointed as the Director of the Chemical Engineering Department and, simultaneously to this position, he became in 2010 the first Director of the Gas Research Center. In May 2013, he returned to the position of Distinguished Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. In this position, he was assigned research projects in the new Research Center by taking the responsibility in the field of “Complex Fluids”. As such, a well-equipped laboratory for the measurement of a wide spectrum of thermo-physical properties became available late 2016.
In academic education, he taught a variety of courses, e.g.: Thermodynamics, Advanced Thermodynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Natural Gas Processing, Statistical Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria and Physical Chemistry.
In research, Dr. Peters’s expertise covers molecular and statistical thermodynamics and complex phase equilibria, with applications in natural gas, gas-condensates, ionic liquids, hydrogen storage, gas hydrates, supercritical fluid technology, desalination and CO2-sequestration. His research is reflected in more than 350 refereed journal papers, among them in Science and Chemical Reviews, respectively with impact factors of 32 and 42. Dr. Peters enjoys an h-index of 43 (Google Scholarly). In addition, he is (co)editor / author of various books and book-chapters. He is a member of the editorial board of some well-established journals.
Dr. Peters was the principal advisor (promoter) of 26 PhD and 37 MSc theses. Worldwide he served on 52 PhD committees as the principal external examiner. He supervised 35 extensive literature studies.
The research of Dr. Peters is characterized by long lasting and extensive collaborations worldwide.
His current collaborations comprise the University of Minnesota, University of Maryland, Colorado School of Mines, the Petronas Technical University (UTP, Malaysia), and the Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands).
Dr. Peters is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.