Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied chemistry, University of Freiburg, Germany (Degree: Diplom)

  • 1996 – 1998
    Studied mathematics, University of Freiburg (Degree: Vordiplom (intermediate examination))

  • 1999 – 2003
    Doctorate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Group: W.F. van Gunsteren)

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoc, Laboratory of Chemical Physics/NIDDK/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (Group: G. Hummer)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany (Group: K. Kremer)

  • Since 2008
    Director of an Emmy Noether junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz

Selected publications

  • Villa, A., Peter, C., van der Vegt, N.F.A.: Transferability of Nonbonded Interaction Potentials for Coarse-Grained Simulations: Benzene in Water. In: J. Chem. Theory Comput. 6, 2010. p. 2434.

  • Peter, C., Kremer, K.: Multiscale simulation of soft matter systems – from the atomistic to the coarse-grained level and back. In: Soft Matter 5, 2009. p. 4357.

  • Villa, A., Peter, C., van der Vegt, N.F.A.: Self-assembling dipeptides: including solvent degrees of freedom in a coarse-grained model. In: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 2009. p. 2068.

  • Peter, C., Delle Site, L., Kremer, K.: Classical simulations from the atomistic to the mesoscale and back: coarse graining an azobenzene liquid crystal. In: Soft Matter 4, 2008. pp. 859-869.

  • Hess, B. et al.: Fast-growth thermodynamic integration: Calculating excess chemical potentials of additive molecules in polymer microstructures. In: Macromolecules 41, 2008. pp. 2283-2289.

  • Böckmann, M. et al.: An atomistic force field for azobenzene compounds adapted for QM/MM simulations with applications to liquids and liquid crystals. In: J. Chem. Theory Comput. 3, 2007. pp. 1789-1802.

  • Peter, C., Hummer, G.: Ion transport through membrane-spanning nanopores studied by molecular dynamics simulations and continuum electrostatics calculations. In: Biophys. J. 89, 2005. pp. 2222-2234.

  • Peter, C. et al.: Estimating entropies from molecular dynamics simulations. In: J. Chem. Phys. 120, 2004. pp. 2652-2661.

  • Peter, C., van Gunsteren, W.F., Hünenberger, P.H.: A fast-Fourier-transform method to solve continuum-electrostatics problems with truncated electrostatic interactions: algorithm and application to ionic solvation and ion-ion interaction. In: J. Chem. Phys. 119, 2003. pp. 12205-12223.

  • Peter, C., Daura, X., van Gunsteren, W.F.: Calculation of NMR-relaxation parameters for flexible molecules from molecular dynamics simulations. In: J. Biomol. NMR 20, 2001. pp. 297-310.

Selected projects

  • Emmy Noether project: Development of coarse-grained simulation models to study structure formation and self assembly in peptide systems

  • Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Initiative: New conceptual Approaches to Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems): Assembly of viral capsids – a multiscale simulation study

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 625 (Mainz, From Single Molecules to Nanoscopically Structured Materials): Protein aggregation and protein/pigment interaction in lipid membranes

  • Priority Programme SPP1420 (Biomimetic Materials Research: Functionality by Hierarchical Structuring of Materials): Hierarchical simulation of biopolymers in contact with mineral surfaces


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