Instructor



Petra Deeter, Ph.D. | Faculty

International American University


Ph.D. in Engineering in Chemistry; University of Newcastle, Australia; Callaghan NSW, Australia
M.B.A.; University of California, Los Angeles – Anderson School of Management; Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemistry; University of Newcastle, Australia; Callaghan NSW, Australia

I am a serial entrepreneur with proven successes in evaluating opportunities, creating a business roadmap, launching new products, growing the business and exit. Through UCLA, through Fontana city and through my own boutique consulting firm, I have also coached, taught and consulted many technology entrepreneurs in launching and growing their businesses and raise money from investors. As a result, I was prominently featured as a success story and business connector in the book “Real Influence” by Mark Goulston, John Ullmen and Keith Ferrazi that was published in January this year.

In my Ph.D., I developed a technology for minerals processing called the Reflux Classifier, which is now being used around the world. The Australian Coal Society estimated that my technology saves the Australian coal industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year through optimizing extracts and waste reduction. As a result, I was presented with the Australian Technology Innovation award and was personally commended by the Australian Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Resources. Having commercialized this technology from a University lab, I understand the challenges and what is needed to bring innovation to real world applications.

Before starting my own company, I managed a $1B+ patent portfolio for James Hardie Industries (NYSE: JHX) after I developed and commercialized a major technology platform for the company. As a result, I have a deep knowledge of intellectual property, from its value to the legality involved in capturing it.

I am so excited about International business and education and IAU provides just the right platform for that. I truly feel that I have not just the qualification but also the drive and motivation for this job.