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Interim Dean John Hurtado

John E. Hurtado

  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Engineering, The Texas A&M University System
  • Interim Dean of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering
  • Interim Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Professor, Aerospace Engineering
  • Office: Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZACH), Suite 500
  • Phone: 979-845-1321
  • Email:
John E.  Hurtado

About the Interim Dean 

Dr. John Hurtado is the interim vice chancellor for engineering for The Texas A&M University System, interim dean of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, and interim director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).

Hurtado oversees the administration of the college and TEES. Hurtado joined the Texas A&M Department of Aerospace Engineering in 2001, and is a professor of aerospace engineering.

His research areas include aerospace systems and robotics, and his work is being used at NASA and Sandia National Laboratories. His patented algorithms were developed for unique miniature robots that the Smithsonian Institution recently obtained for its permanent collection in the National Museum of American History.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from San Diego State University, and his master’s and doctorate in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M.