LOS ALTOS, CA, September 13, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Victor Peterson with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Peterson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Backed by more than 60 years of professional excellence in his field, Mr. Peterson utilizes his expertise in aerospace engineering and computational fluid dynamics in his role as a private management consultant. He started as a consultant after working for nearly four decades with the Ames Research Center at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Over the years, he held a plethora of roles at NASA, including deputy director, director of aerophysics, chief of the Thermo and Gas Dynamics Division, chief of the Aerodynamics Branch, assistant chief of hypersonic aerodynamics and research scientist. Additionally, he sat on the national advisory board of The University of Tennessee Space Institute from 1984 until 1994.
In a career filled with accomplishments, Mr. Peterson is extremely proud of developing a numerical aerodynamic simulation system for aerospace and establishing a method for reconstructing planetary atmosphere structures from accelerations of bodies entering the atmosphere. Likewise, he is renowned for his development of a theory for motions of tumbling bodies entering planetary atmospheres.
A former captain in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering from Oregon State University, a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, and a Master of Science in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In order to remain aware of changes in the field, he maintains affiliation as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Whenever he wasn't working, he made sure to give back to those less fortunate through his role as a treasurer with the Woodland Acres Homeowners Association, where he served for almost 40 years.
Due to his outstanding work in the field, Mr. Peterson has been honored with the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive Service, which was bestowed upon him by President George W. Bush, as well as the Medal for Outstanding Leadership through NASA and the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship through MIT. He has either authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Looking ahead, Mr. Peterson intends to continue parlaying his knowledge of the field to others as a private consultant.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Victor Peterson has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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