James Cutler

James Cutler

Affiliated Professor


Climate & Space Research Building 2455 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143

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  • Stanford University
    PhD Electrical Engineering ’05
    MS Electrical Engineering ’98
  • Purdue University
    BS Computer and Electrical Engineering ’96

Research Interests

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.


James Cutler is both an associate professor for the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering department, and associate professor for the Aerospace Engineering department, in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.