Southwest Sciences Inc
United States of America
Dr. Peterson joined the staff of Southwest Sciences as a Senior Research Scientist in 1997. She was promoted to Principal Research Scientist in 2003, to Director of Business Development in 2008, and to Vice President, Business Development in 2010. From 1995 to 1997 she was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New Mexico State University. She previously held post-doctoral research positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory and at the Stanford Picosecond Free-electron Laser Center.
Dr. Peterson is a physical chemist whose earlier areas of research concerned the development and application of time-resolved and nonlinear spectroscopic techniques in the study of condensed phase, macromolecular and biomolecular materials, including polymers, organometallic materials, and proteins. At Southwest Sciences, she is developing new imaging techniques and laser-based analytical and diagnostic methods.