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 as Senior Research and Development Staff Member. In 2016, he was appointed Joint Faculty Assistant Professor to The Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. 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 IEEE Photonics Society, The American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi, and a Senior Member of The Optical Society (OSA). He is an active referee, primarily for APS journals, and is currently serving as an associate editor for Optics Express.