G. P. "Bud" Peterson
G. P. "Bud" Peterson is currently serving as the Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colo, USA. Prior to his appointment as a Chancellor in July of 2006, Peterson served for six years as a Provost at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA. He is a pioneer in microheat and mass transport and one of the world’s leaders in microheat pipe technologies. Throughout his career, Dr. Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on numerous industry, government, and academic task forces and/or committees. Peterson is a Fellow of both the ASME and the AIAA, is the author or coauthor of 14 books or book chapters, 165 refereed journal articles, and more than 140 conference publications, and holds eight patents. He has been an Editor or an Associate Editor for eight different journals and is currently serving on the editorial advisory board for two others. He received professional society awards that include the Ralph James and the O.L. (Andy) Lewis Awards from the ASME, the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award from the ASEE, the Pi Tau Sigma Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award from the ASME, the AIAA Thermophysics Award, the ASME Memorial Award, the AIAA Sustained Service Award, and the Frank J. Malina Award from the International Astronautical Society. While he was at the Texas A&M University, Dr. Peterson received the Pi Tau Sigma, J. George H. Thompson Award for his excellence in undergraduate teaching and the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Outstanding Teaching Award at both the college and the university levels.
Biography Updated on 29 April 2009