Now At The University of Florida

I have now joined the wonderful faculty in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor!

MAE Welcomes Dr. Alicia Petersen

In this new position, I look forward to amazing collaborations, awesome research and the opportunity to teach some great courses! Go Gators!


The Journey Begins

Welcome to my personal academic site! Come here to find out about my current research, my current outreach and my thoughts on space physics.

Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting point and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up. — Albert Einstein & Leopold Infeld, The Evolution of Physics