Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


James Cutler

James Cutler

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Office: 3013 FXB
Phone: (734) 615-7238
[ Link to website ]


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

Purdue University
BS Computer and Electrical Engineering '96


Expert profile on SciVal:

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.

Personal Introduction

James Cutler is both an associate professor for the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, and associate professor for the Aerospace Engineering department, in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Visit his other department web page:

Specializations and Research Interests

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

The Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX) website:

Updated: 2015-03-02