Michael Peterson
Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Professional Profile

University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky

​Director of Ag Equine Programs                                2017-present

Professor of Biosystems
and Agricultural Engineering                                     2017-present

University of Maine, Orono Maine               

Professor Mechanical Engineering                             2007-2017

University of Maine Trustee Professor                        2015-2016

Libra Foundation Professor                                        2008-2012

Associate Dean for Research, New Projects              2007-2008

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering             2002-2006

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering             1999-2002

Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado    

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering            1994-1999

Rockwell Anderson Chair                                          1996-1998




Ph.D.              Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, September 1993

M.S.                Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1987. 

B.S.M.E.         General Motors Institute, Flint, MI, 1985. 

Two years additional graduate work at YaleUniversity, CornellUniversity and University of Connecticut in material science, mathematics, mechanics and signal processing. 

Two year certificate -- Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, University of Chicago

Ph. D. Dissertation: Ultrasonic Monitoring of High Temperature Materials Processing. 

M. S. Thesis: Ultrasonic Scattering from a Model of an Intergranular Stress Corrosion Crack: Comparison of Theory and Experiment

B. S. Thesis: Buick Motor Factory #03: An Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Producing Steel Chassis Coil Springs