Full-Time Faculty

Nikos J. Mourtos Nikos J. Mourtos - Professor & Chair
Email: nikos.mourtos@sjsu.edu
Office: Online/Zoom 
Research interests: Aircraft design; Exploring connections between arts and creativity in engineering design; Defining, teaching, and assessing 21st century skills (engineering design skills, complex problem solving skills, lifelong learning skills)
Periklis Papadopoulos Periklis Papadopoulos - Professor 
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Email: periklis.papadopoulos@sjsu.edu
Office: Online/Zoom
Research interests: Space Transportation Vehicle Design; Computational Fluid Dynamics
Lucia Capdevila Lucia Capdevila - Assistant Professor
Email: lucia.capdevila@sjsu.edu
Office: Online/Zoom
Research interests: Spacecraft trajectory design in multi-body regimes; Spacecraft trajectory optimization; Circular Restricted Three-Body problem dynamics; Dynamical systems theory and applications; Inclusion in engineering education
Maria Chierichetti Maria Chierichetti - Assistant Professor
Email: maria.chierichetti@sjsu.edu
Research interests: Structural dynamics and vibration testing; Inverse methods for Structural Health Monitoring and Digital Twin; Aeroelastic tailoring; Finite element methods 
Fabrizio Vergine Fabrizio Vergine - Assistant Professor
Email: fabrizio.vergine@sjsu.edu
Office: Online/Zoom
Research interests: Fuel injection and mixing in Scramjet combustors; Hypersonic, high temperature external and internal aerodynamics; Supersonic wind tunnel design; Arcjet/direct connect facility design

Emeriti Faculty

No Profile Image Richard Desautel - Professor
First AE Department Chair 1987 - 1996
Email: dick.desautel@sjsu.edu