Nicholas A Peters
Group Leader, Senior Research Scientist in The Quantum Information Science Group
Nicholas A. Peters received the B.A. degree summa cum laude in physics and mathematics from Hillsdale College, in 2000 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
In 2006, he joined Telcordia Technologies as a Senior Research Scientist, which later became Applied Communication Sciences (ACS). In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Scientist at ACS. In 2015, he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as Senior Research and Development Staff Member. In 2016, he was appointed Joint Faculty Assistant Professor to The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In 2017, he was appointed to lead ORNL's quantum communications team. In 2019, he became the Group Leader for ORNL's Quantum Information Science Group. He has been a visiting researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology-Boulder, The Ohio State University, and Princeton University.
He is a Member of The American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi, and a Senior Member of The Optical Society (OSA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an active referee, primarily for APS journals, and has served as an Associate Editor for Optics Express since June 2016.