James W. Cutler | Faculty

Short Bio

James Cutler is an associate professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.   His research interests center on space systems--a multidisciplinary approach to enabling future space capability with particular emphasis on novel, nanosatellite missions.   He is developing next generation communication capability and robust space computing infrastructure.  He is Co-PI on the first NSF space mission, the Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX).   Prof. Cutler's teaching interests are in all things space related.


Stanford University
PhD Electrical Engineering '05
MS Electrical Engineering '98

Purdue University
BS Computer and Electrical Engineering '96

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2014 - present
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2008 - 2014

Research Interests

  • Space systems
  • Communication
  • Robust Computing
  • Remote sensing (emphasis on magnetometers)


Fall 2013

AE 548: TTH 10:00 - 11:30, 2233 GGBL

Office Hrs: M 1:30 - 2:30, Th 3:30 - 4:30