Expert Profile

Donn. N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES

Registered Professional Engineer and is a Certified Diplomate by the International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences (IBFES) and by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) for the Council of Engineering Specialty Boards (CESB)

BSME from the University of North Dakota in 1963

MSME from the University of Minnesota in 1972

A, B, and C-Course Certificates from the General Electric Co, in 1964, 1965, and 1966 respectively

Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MNSPE) and the Rotary Club of Brainerd

Awarded "Young Engineer of the Year" by the Minnesota Section of ASME, "Founders Award" by the Engineering Sciences Section of AAFS, "Rotarian of the Year" by the Rotary Club of Brooklyn Park, and "Rotarian of the Year" by the Rotary Club of Brainerd

(1971-present) Forensic Engineer with own firm in continuous practice

(1971-1973) Teaching Assistant with the U of MN Mech. Engrg. Dept

(1963-1970) Systems Engineer with the General Electric Company Aircraft Engine Group

Published in the NAFE Journal
"3-D Animations for Litigation of Highway Accidents" June 1995
"Mathematical 3-D Model for Whiplash Simulations" December 1996
"3-D Math Model for Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Including Effects of Tires, Suspensions, and Terrain" December 1998