Lt Col Derek C. Neal, Instructor of Electrical Engineering

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Lt Col Derek Neal is an Instructor of Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  He is an Instructor Pilot, KC-135R/T with over 2200 flight hours including 300 combat hours supporting various conflicts and humanitarian efforts around the globe. During his time in operations, Lt Col Neal served in various positions at the squadron, group and wing level including Chief of Tanker Plans and Exercises, Deputy Chief of Special Operations Air Refueling and Chief of the Wing Commander's Action Group. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and flight instructor at USAFA where he also directed research in unmanned aerial vehicles.  His research interests include power systems, microgrids, smart grids, demand-side management, remote sensor networks and powerline communication.


2004 BS, Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, CO

2013 MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2023 DPhil Candidate, Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

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Air Force Institute of Technology
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