Carlos Castro

Director of Operations, Center for Aerospace Resilience, and Adjunct Faculty
School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Project Management

Carlos Alberto Castro received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in June 1998 from I.U.P.F.A.N (Armed Forces University) of Maracay, Venezuela. He worked as a Component Control Manager and Heavy Maintenance Representative for ASERCA airlines in Venezuela. In August 2002, Carlos received his Masters in Aeronautical Science, with a Management and Safety Specialization, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Aviation in 2014. Carlos joined the Embry-Riddle NEAR Lab team in June 2003 as a Simulation Analyst, specializing in the Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) simulation software. Carlos is currently the NEAR lab Project Manager.  His  duties include project lead and simulation support for different projects. 

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Management and Aviation Aerospace Safety Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Aviation: Airport Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate - Project Management Institute

  • MSA 508: Advanced Airport Modeling

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fl.

  • Project Manager, NEAR Lab 2010-Present
  • Senior Research Associate  2007-2010
  • Airspace and Airport Modeling and Simulation Specialist 2003 -Present

​ASERCA airlines, Valencia, Venezuela

  • Component Control Manager                     1999-2000

  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control            1998 -1999

Project Management Professional (PMP)