Nikos J. Mourtos

Nikos J. Mourtos

Contact Information

(408) 924-3876


Engr 272A

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192-0179

Professor and Chair

Faculty Member, Ed.D. Leadership Program


Ph.D. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (1987), Stanford University.
ENGINEER Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (1983), Stanford University.
M.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (1982), Stanford University.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1980), University of Patras, Greece.



Research Interests

  • Technical: Aircraft design
  • Education: 
    • Exploring connections between arts and creativity in engineering design
    • Defining, teaching, and assessing 21st century skills (e.g. engineering design skills, complex problem solving skills, lifelong learning skills)


  • Aerospace Engineering: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamics, Gas Dynamics, Propulsion, Aircraft Design.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Mechanics, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer.
  • General Engineering: Introduction to Engineering, Problem-Based, Integrated, Calculus, Physics, and Engineering.
  • General Education: From Insects to Jumbo-Jets: the Science of Flight.
  • Education: Leadership, Complexity, and Systems Thinking

Interview w. Aparna Mahalingam of the SJSU Writing Center

Office Hours

  • Office & Advising Hours  TR 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
    & 3 pm - 5 pm & by appointment.