Christopher Peters


Dr. Peters began his engineering education by serving in the United States Navy as a machinist’s mate, where he operated, maintained, and supervised the engine room and forward auxiliary room of a Knox class frigate (USS BARBEY FF-1088). Upon an honorable discharge, Dr. Peters started his academic experience, performing instrument neutron activation analysis and conducting research on high power microwave sources. After graduation, Dr. Peters worked in the antenna and microwave department at a major defense contractor, primarily for shipboard radars.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2001
  • MS, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1998
  • BS, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1996

Research Areas

Research Interests

Naval and Marine power/propulsion, high power microwaves, pulsed power, high power diagnostics

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2016 ECE Outstanding Teaching Award