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Mechanical engineering educator

Alexander Robert Peters, American, British Mechanical engineering educator. Registered profile engineer, Nebraska. Ford Found fellow, 1970; National Aeronautics and Space Administration trainee, 1964.


Peters, Alexander Robert was born on November 17, 1936 in Pender, Nebraska, United States. Son of Alexander and Maude Louise (Murphy) Peters.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with high distinction, University Nebraska, 1959. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Nebraska, 1963. PhDME, Oklahoma State University, 1967.


Engineer aerodynamics, North America Aviation, Downey, California, 1963-1964; from instructor to professor mechanic engineering, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1966-1975; professor, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, since 1975; department chairman, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1975-1985; manager, design and development engineer defense division, Brunswick Corporation, Lincoln, 1985-1986. Independent consultant and forensic engineer, Lincoln, since 1971. Engineering specialist Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1970-1971.

Program evaluator Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 1987-1995.


  • Registered professional engineer, Nebraska.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, papers to professional publications.


Captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1959-1962. Member American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society of Automotive Engineers (Ralph R. Teetor Education award 1969), American Society Engineering Education, Society for Advancement of Material and Processing Engineers, American Society Agricultural Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, American Legion, Country Club of Lincoln (member house committee 1990), Elks, Sigma Xi, Lambda Delta Lambda, Pi Tau Sigma (western vice president, president 1975-1983), Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Jane Catherine Spence, February 14, 1959. Children: Catherine Marie, Jane Louise.

Alexander Peters

Maude Louise (Murphy) Peters

Jane Catherine Spence

Jane Louise Peters

Catherine Marie Peters