The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Dr. John Hurtado interim vice chancellor and dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and interim agency director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). He will assume the duties of the position June 1.
Hurtado will oversee administration of the college and agency while a national search is conducted to fill the positions. Hurtado joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M in 2001 and serves as deputy director and chief technology officer for the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) and 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.
For more information, read the full release about Dr. Hurtado.