Instructor's Summary

Dr. Pete Ludovice


Dr. Pete Ludovice, PhD, BSc, is an Internationally Renowned Polyolefins Specialist with over 20 years of extensive experience in Polymer Science, Polyolefin (Polyethylene & Polypropylene) Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering.  He is currently the Senior Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in Georgia Institute of Technology, USA wherein he has designed numerous courses on various aspects of polymer science and chemical engineering that include Applied Molecular Modelling, Numerical Modelling of Process Engineering, and Chemical Processes using Molecular Modelling to characterize Polymer Behaviour and Methods for Technical Innovation.

Dr. Ludovice’s research interests include structure-property relationships in polymer materials including a variety of polymers from basic vinyl polymers to high performance polymer and biological polymers. His researches have been funded by various industries and the United States National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Whitaker Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Further, he has gained his extensive experience through his prior challenging positions such as a Polymer Product Manager of Molecular Simulations Inc., a Senior Scientist for NASA – Ames Research Center (USA) and the IBM – Almaden Research Center (USA), a Research Associate for the Institut für Polymere at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, Switzerland and a Principal Investigator for 40 diverse international agencies.

Dr. Ludovice holds PhD and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and the University of Illinois, USA respectively. Further, he is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Materials Research Society and the American Chemical Society.  Moreover, he has published numerous books and papers circulated internationally and delivered technical presentations and seminars in several international conferences.  He was also one of the inventors of the “Self-Expanding Intraluminal Composite Prosthesis” and the “Pore-Forming Agents to Enhance Transdermal Delivery of Biological Agents”.  Amongst all these achievements, he was honoured with various awards such as the “Outstanding PhD Thesis Award” by Georgia Institute of Technology, the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” by AIChE and the “Sherwin Williams Award in Polymer Science” by the American Chemical Society.