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Emily E. Petersen[edit | edit source]


I am an undergraduate student at Michigan Technological University studying Materials Science & Engineering. I have an intended graduation date of spring 2017. Please refer to my online portfolio at for further detail on my research, work, and leadership experience.

Research Experience[edit | edit source]

  • 2011-2013: Purdue University Musculoskeletal Biology and Mechanics Lab
  • 2014-2015: Gonzaga University Hydrogen Lab
  • 2015-2016: Michigan Tech Solidification Theory and Practice Group
  • 2015 - present: Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Group
  • 2016 - present: Michigan Tech Carbon Technology Center

Conference Presentations & Publications[edit | edit source]

  • 67th International Astronautical Congress (manuscript to be published in proceedings)
  • 2016 Materials Science & Technology Conference (manuscript to be published in proceedings)
  • 2015 Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal
  • 2015 Materials Science & Technology Conference (manuscript published in proceedings)
  • 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • 2014 Materials Science & Technology Conference (manuscript published in proceedings)
  • Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference

Ongoing Work[edit | edit source]

  • MOST group: economic analysis of the advantage to the average American consumer of owning a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer
  • MOST group: optimization of 3-D printed composite heat exchanger in collaboration with Boeing and the University of Maryland
  • Preparation to give an invited talk at the 2016 Materials Science & Technology Conference in October in Salt Lake City
  • Preparation to present at the 67th International Astronautics Congress to be held in September in Guadalajara, Mexico

Internship Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Summer 2016: Lockheed Martin, Integrated Fighter Group Intern
  • Summer 2015: NASA Langley Research Center, Vehicle Analysis Branch Intern
  • Summer 2012, May 2013-May 2015: Itron Inc., Research & Development Engineering Intern

Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Aeronautics and astronautics
  • Alternative energy sources
  • 3D printing.