James W. Cutler

Associate Professor


3013 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140

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Additional Title(s)

  • Associate Director, University of Michigan Space Institute

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.

Positions Held at U-M

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


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

Research Interests

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

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