Robert Deters

Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautics, Program Chair, BS in Engineering Technology
Department of Engineering and Technology
Worldwide College of Aeronautics
Worldwide campus

Dr. Deters joined the Department of Engineering Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in late 2014. He became the Program Chair of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in 2015. His teaching experience began as TA during his time as a Ph.D. candidate where he led discussions, labs, and aircraft design teams. As a postdoc, he taught a graduate class on advanced applied aerodynamics.

His research is in the area of applied aerodynamics where he has authored and co-authored several journal, conference, and technical papers. He has been involved in several consulting projects that have included wind tunnel testing, wind turbine design, and aircraft modeling and simulation.

Interests: Dr. Deters enjoys traveling and visiting the many parks across the country.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aero & Astro Engineering, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University

​Dr. Deters is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).