Mr. Petersen graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD with a BS in Mathematics in 1986 and commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy. Selected as an Engineering Duty Officer, he received a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, 1994. Following Active Duty, he was an Electrical Engineer at NSWC, Carderock Division, Annapolis, MD. Hired by ONR in May 2006, he served as S&T rep to the Electric Ships Office (ESO), PMS 320. Recalled to Active Duty, in 2008, with assignment as the Deputy Director, PMS 320, from 2008-2012. Promoted to Captain in 2009, he retired from the Navy in 2016 following 30 years of service.
From 2012-2014, he was the Navy’s Director for Systems Engineering, assigned in Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDT&E.)
Mr. Petersen returned to ONR in 2014 and leads basic research in power electronics, electromagnetism, and adaptive controls and applied research in machinery controls, wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor applications, Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) power distribution systems, and Power Electronic Power Distribution Systems (PEPDS.)
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Extreme Environment Electronics
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