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Todd Petersen

Electrical Engineer
Office: ENGR 307
Phone: 907-786-1072
Email: thpetersen@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2003-2009 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, May 2009, Dissertation: A transient solver for current density in thin conductors for magnetoquasistatic conditions.

M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2001-2003, Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, emphasis in electronics/ instrumentation.

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1995-2000 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, emphasis in electronics/ instrumentation.

Career History

Kansas State University (August 2003 -- May 2009) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Research Assistant

Research topics based on simulation code of exploding foil conductors and programming of transient current conduction numerical solver.

 

Kansas State University (August 2008 -- May 2009) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Primary Instructor for Electrical Engineering Lab (EECE 502) with responsibility for writing and presenting lectures, teaching lab sections, assigning and evaluating student projects, and writing and grading exams.

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (May 2008 – August 2008) Livermore, CA

DNT/B DIV S&E Technical Scholar

Research and work leading to coding of a transient current distribution solver.

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (May 2006 – August 2006) Livermore, CA

DNT/B DIV S&E Technical Scholar

Tasks included investigation of electromagnetic modeling software suitability for transient simulations. Design of a magnetic current probe, which a patent application is in process at LLNL.

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (May 2005 – August 2005) Livermore, CA

DNT/B DIV S&E Technical Scholar

Tasks included investigation of electromagnetic modeling software suitability for transient simulations.

 

Honeywell FM&T (May 2004 – August 2004) Kansas City, MO

Graduate Intern: Special Electrical Products dept.

Tasks included numerical modeling of components, numerical analysis of B-dot probe calibration factor.

 

Kansas State University (August 2001 -- May 2004) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Taught Electrical Engineering Lab 2 class (KSU EECE502).

Responsibilities included teaching lab sections, preparing and giving lectures, grading student projects, presentations, writing and grading exams.

 

Kansas State University (May 2002 -- May 2003) Manhattan, KS

Graduate Research Assistant

Assisted with research project using magnetic tomography to locate steel reinforcement position in concrete roadways.

Publications

Journal Papers

· T.H. Petersen, K.H. Carpenter, C.M. May, “Comparison of experimental measurements of current distribution in a flat conductor with simulated results from the Partial Inductance method”, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. 51, No. 2, May 2009, p 345 – 350.

 

Other Reports

· T.H. Petersen, “Summary report of work leading to the programming of a transient current density solver for a thin conductor with time-changing conductivity”. Internal report delivered to Chadd M. May, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 28, 2008

· Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, “Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement”, Annual Progress Report for Subcontract Number B543310 from the Regents of the University of California (now Lawrence Livermore national Security, LLC) to Kansas State University, May 14, 2008.

· Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, “Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: 2006” , Final Report for Subcontract Number B554637 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, March 9, 2007.

· Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, “Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: FY2005”,

· Final Report for Subcontract Number B507741 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, December 12, 2005.

· Kenneth H. Carpenter and Todd H. Petersen, “Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: FY2004”, Final Report for Subcontract Number B507741 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, December 6, 2004.

· Kenneth H. Carpenter, Chadd M. May, and Todd H. Petersen, “Integrated Firing-System/Initiation-Train Modeling Enhancement: FY2003”, Final Report for Subcontract Number B507741 from the Regents of the University of California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) to Kansas State University, December 6, 2003.