In Memoriam: Roger Salters (1939-2012)

Roger Salters, professor of engineering at the University of Denver, died last month at his home. He was 72 years old and had been suffering from prostate cancer.

Professor Salter was born in Switzer, South Carolina. The product of a military family, he joined the Air Force at age 17 and earned his high school diploma while in the service.

Dr. Salter was a graduate of Colorado State University. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Before coming to the University of Denver in 1987, he was employed by several defense contractors and had taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

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  1. Dr. Salter, was briefly my professor for a year at DU. He was a mentor, a friend and an educator at heart. He always had a beautiful smile and a welcoming personality. You will be truly missed, even from a distance as far as Saudi Arabia.

    • Dr. Salters was my master’s thesis supervisor at DU in 2011. I had known him for two years.He was very kind man and helpful in the research . we worked on blood flow and brain cell region model for alzheimer’s disease. We got good results in our research and we published our work in IEEE 2011. Dr. Salters was great professor and I’ll never forget him.. he was the best prof and still in mind.

  2. Dr. Salters was one of the first professors I met when I entered my freshman year at DU in 1987. He was a great mentor, teacher, and friend throughout my four years in engineering school at DU. I have been reflecting so much on the great staff at DU and the special professors, like Dr Salters, who helped me get through school and go on to do special things in my life and my career. I regret not staying closer and in touch!

  3. I studied engineering @ DU. And Prof Salters was on my MS committee. I also took one class that he taught and TAd a couple of classes for him. He always had such a positive attitude. I always enjoyed talking to him. Once, when I was taking his class, I was ranting about why people were calling Obama black. My point was that he’s half-black-half-white (I suppose once any of your relatives is black, you’re automatically assigned to the black camp). Anyway, after I was finished with my rant, I turned around and Prof Salters was standing behind me laughing. I do miss talking to him.

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