Christopher Peters

Christopher Peters
Richard Miles
Research Area: 
Applied Physics

Short Bio

Christopher “Petey” Peters is a PhD student in the Applied Physics Group under the direction of Prof. Richard Miles. Currently, he is working on two research projects. The first project seeks to use shape-morphing structures to automatically optimize the flow quality within wind tunnels (for ground testing) and mitigate the unstart of hypersonic inlets (for flight vehicles). The second project strives to characterize femtosecond laser electronic excitation tagging (FLEET) velocimetry in non-canonical flow environments. His work is supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Danehy (NASA Langley Research Center). Prior to attending Princeton, he worked as a research and development engineer at Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At ACT, he designed thermal management solutions for aerospace systems. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering (summa cum laude) from Washington University in Saint Louis.