Lt Col Robert B. MacDermott, PhD

Assistant Professor of Astronautical Engineering

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BS, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2005; MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012; MS, Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, 2013; PhD, Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2021.  As an assistant Professor at AFIT, Lt Col MacDermott’s research interest include experiment and computational investigations of hypersonic phenomena.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and AIAA. 

Education

BS, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2005

MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012

MS, Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, 2013

PhD, Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2021

Publications

Journal Articles

  • MacDermott, R., Greendyke, R., Temme, N., Morgan, R., and McIntyre, T., “An Experimental Analysis of Hypersonic Carbon-Carbon Ablation in Representative-Wake Expansion Regions,” JANNAF Journal of Propulsion and Energetics, Vol 12, Issue 1, 2021

Conference Presentations with Accompanying Pape

  • MacDermott, R., Greendyke, R., Temme, N., Morgan, R., and McIntyre, T., “Experimental Analysis of Hypersonic Carbon-Carbon Ablation in Representative-Wake Expansion Regions,” 38th Exhaust Plume and Signatures Meeting (JANNAF), 2020-0006N, Virtual Meeting, December 2020
  • MacDermott, R., and Greendyke, R., “Experimental Analysis of Gas-Surface Interactions with Ablating Material,” 2020 National Space and Missile Materials Symposium, Virtual Meeting, June 2020
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