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Amy Peterson

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Amy PetersonAssociate Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Plastics Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2937
  • Office
    Ball Hall - 2nd Floor
  • Email


  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (2011), Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development of Remendable Polymer Composites using a Thermoreversible Reaction
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (2007), Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Sigma Mu Member (2017) - Alpha Sigma Mu
  • Sigma Xi Full Member (2017) - Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer (2016) - Tau Beta Pi
  • Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science (2011)
  • American Society for Composites PhD Scholarship (2010) - American Society for Composites

Selected Publications

  • Ding, I., Shendi, D.M., Rolle, M.W., Peterson, A. (2018) "Growth-Factor-Releasing Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films to Control the Cell Culture Environment", Langmuir 34:3 pp. 1178-1189
  • Kim, S., Peterson, A., Holten-Andersen, N. (2018) "Enhanced Water Retention Maintains Energy Dissipation in Dehydrated Metal-Coordinate Polymer Networks: Another Role for Fe-Catechol Cross-Links?", Chemistry of Materials 30:11 pp. 3648-3655
  • D’Amico, A., Peterson, A. (2018) "An adaptable FEA simulation of material extrusion additive manufacturing heat transfer in 3D", Additive Manufacturing 21: pp. 422-430
  • Ryder, M.A., Lados, D.A., Iannacchione, G.S., Peterson, A. (2018) "Fabrication and properties of novel polymer-metal composites using fused deposition modeling", Composites Science and Technology 158: pp. 43-50
  • Peterson, A., Sakulich, A. (2017) "A globally-focused, experiential education system for the STEM fields: Measures for intentionally promoting diversity", IGI Global pp. 176-200
  • Yang, H., Peterson, A. (2017) "Inkjet printed drug-releasing polyelectrolyte multilayers for wound dressings", AIMS Materials Science 4:matersci-04-00452 pp. 452
  • Lyu, X., Peterson, A. (2017) "The Princess and the Pea Effect: Influence of the first layer on polyelectrolyte multilayer assembly and properties", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 502: pp. 165-171
  • D’Amico, A.A., Debaie, A., Peterson, A. (2017) "Effect of layer thickness on irreversible thermal expansion and interlayer strength in fused deposition modeling", Rapid Prototyping Journal 23:5 pp. 943-953
  • Chen, Y., Xia, C., Shepard, Z., Smith, N., Rice, N., Peterson, A., Sakulich, A. (2017) "Self-Healing Coatings for Steel-Reinforced Concrete", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 5:5 pp. 3955-3962
  • Lyu, X., Clark, B., Peterson, A. (2017) "Thermal transitions in and structures of dried polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte complexes", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 55:8 pp. 684-691
  • Salvi, C., Lyu, X., Peterson, A. (2016) "Effect of Assembly pH on Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Surface Properties and BMP-2 Release", Biomacromolecules 17:6 pp. 1949-1958
  • Magboo, R., Peterson, A. () "Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Controlled Release of Biologically Relevant Molecules", Taylor & Francis 2nd pp. 1519-1533
  • Peterson, A., Pilz-Allen, C., Mohwald, H., Shchukin D, G. (2014) "Evaluation of the role of polyelectrolyte deposition conditions in growth factor release", Journal of Materials Chemistry B
  • Peterson, A., Pilz-Allen, C., Kolesnikova, T., Möhwald, H., Shchukin, D. (2014) "Growth Factor Release from Polyelectrolyte-Coated Titanium for Implant Applications", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6:3 pp. 1866-1871
  • Pratama, P.A., Peterson, A., Palmese, G.R. (2013) "The role of maleimide structure in the healing of furan-functionalized epoxy–amine thermosets", Polymer Chemistry 4:18 pp. 5000
  • Pratama, P.A., Sharifi, M., Peterson, A., Palmese, G.R. (2013) "Room Temperature Self-Healing Thermoset Based on the Diels–Alder Reaction", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5:23 pp. 12425-12431
  • Peterson, A., Palmese, G.R. (2013) "Reaction Kinetics and Thermodynamic Aspects of Thermoreversibly Cross-Linked Polymer Networks", Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 214:16 pp. 1798-1805
  • Peterson, A., Jensen, R.E., Palmese, G.R. (2013) "Kinetic Considerations for Strength Recovery at the Fiber–Matrix Interface Based on the Diels–Alder Reaction", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5:3 pp. 815-821
  • Peterson, A., Möhwald, H., Shchukin, D.G. (2012) "pH-Controlled Release of Proteins from Polyelectrolyte-Modified Anodized Titanium Surfaces for Implant Applications", Biomacromolecules 13:10 pp. 3120-3126
  • Peterson, A., Kotthapalli, H., Rahmathullah, M.A., Palmese, G.R. (2012) "Investigation of interpenetrating polymer networks for self-healing applications", Composites Science and Technology 72:2 pp. 330-336
  • Pratama, P.A., Peterson, A., Palmese, G.R. (2012) "Diffusion and Reaction Phenomena in Solution-Based Healing of Polymer Coatings Using the Diels-Alder Reaction", Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 213:2 pp. 173-181
  • Mochalin, V.N., Neitzel, I., Etzold, B.J., Peterson, A., Palmese, G., Gogotsi, Y. (2011) "Covalent Incorporation of Aminated Nanodiamond into an Epoxy Polymer Network", ACS Nano 5:9 pp. 7494-7502
  • Peterson, A., Jensen, R.E., Palmese, G.R. (2011) "Thermoreversible and remendable glass–polymer interface for fiber-reinforced composites", Composites Science and Technology 71:5 pp. 586-592
  • Peterson, A., Jensen, R.E., Palmese, G.R. (2010) "Reversibly Cross-Linked Polymer Gels as Healing Agents for Epoxy-Amine Thermosets", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2:7 pp. 2170-2170
  • Peterson, A., Palmese, G. (2009) "Reversible Diels-Alder Cycloaddition for the Design of Multifunctional Network Polymers", Wiley

Selected Presentations

  • Assembly-Driven Tailoring of Layer-by-Layer Polymer Systems, November 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Humidity History in Polyelectrolyte Complexes - 254th ACS National Meeting, August 2017 - Washington, DC
  • Growth factor releasing cell culture surfaces through polyelectrolyte multilayer modification - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Gordon Research Conference, July 2017 - Holderness, NH
  • The Princess and the Pea Effect in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Influence of the first layer on assembly and properties in the service of controlled cell function - Science of Adhesion Gordon Research Conference, July 2017 - South Hadley, MA
  • Thermal transitions in and structures of dried polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte complexes - Science of Adhesion Gordon Research Conference, July 2017 - South Hadley, MA
  • Experimental and Computational Approaches to Understanding Residual Stresses in Fused Deposition Modeling, July 2017 - Rocky Hill, CT

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • REU Site: Advanced materials and processes for a resilient society (2017), Grant - NSF (EEC), Research Experiences for Undergraduates
    Peterson, A. (Co-Principal), Sakulich, K. (Principal)
  • Thermal Modeling of BAAM for Tailoring Residual Stresses and Strength Amount (2017), Grant - ONR, Code 332 Naval Materials
    Peterson, A. (Principal)
  • Enhancing Additive Manufacturing Efforts at WPI (2017), Grant - WPI Engineering Seed Grant
    Peterson, A. (Principal)
  • Science and Technology/Engineering Partnership Program (2016), Grant - Narragansett School System/Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
    Peterson, A. (Co-Principal), Dubosarsky, M. (Principal)
  • Incorporating Individual Development Plans (IDPs) in WPI Graduate Programs (2016), Grant - WPI Teaching Innovation Grant
    Peterson, A. (Principal)
  • WPI Teaching Innovation Grant (2016), Grant - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Peterson, A.
  • Self-healing coatings for steel-reinforced infrastructure (2014), Grant - EPA, P3
    Peterson, A. (Co-Principal), Sakulich, A. (Principal)
  • Biofuel Separations Processes: Fouling of Polymer Membranes (2014), Grant - WPI Energy Sustainability Project Center
    Peterson, A. (Principal), Timko, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2012), Fellowship -
    Peterson, A.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2008), Fellowship - National Science Foundation
    Peterson, A.
  • NSF IGERT Fellowship in Nanoscale Science & Engineering (2007), Fellowship - NSF IGERT
    Peterson, A.