John Hurtado


Associate Dean, Engineering Academic & Student Affairs

J Hurtado 2016 Ue

Office: HRBB 722A
Phone: 979.845.1659
Fax: 979.845.6051

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Research Interests

  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Cooperative Games
  • Dynamics & Controls

Awards & Honors

  • recipient of the 2012-2013 William O. and Montine P. Head Faculty Fellow Award in the College of Engineering
  • received the 2012-2013 Thomas U. McElmurry Teaching Excellence Award


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M, Aerospace Engineering, 1995
  • M.S., Texas A&M, Aerospace Engineering, 1991
  • B.S., San Diego State University, Aerospace Engineering, 1988

Selected Publications

J-35 Hurtado, J.E., “Analytical Dynamics of Variable-Mass Systems “, submitted to Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, submitted March 2017.

J-34 Hurtado, J.E., Sinclair, A.J., “State Transition Matrix, Motion Constants, and Ergodicity of the Euler-Poinsot Problem”, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 85, Iss. 3, pp. 2049–

J-33 Sinclair, A.J., Hurtado, J.E., Bertinato*, C., and Betsch, P., “On Noether’s Theorem and the Various Integrals of the Damped Linear Oscillator,” The Journal of Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 60, Iss 3, pp.396-407.

J-32 Restrepo, C. and Hurtado, J.E., “Tool for Rapid Analysis of Monte Carlo Simulations,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp.1564-75.