Meet the Dean

Alberto Cuitiño was named interim dean of the School of Engineering in July 2022. He joined Rutgers Engineering in 1993 most recently serving as professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace since 2011. Under his leadership, the Department introduced an ABET-accredited degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master of Engineering degree, and several new graduate certificates and international programs. In addition, the department's expenditures more than doubled during the period from 2016 through 2021.

His expertise includes pharmaceutical manufacturing, computational mechanics, and advanced materials. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters with generous support from government agencies, industry, and foundations. He served as the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-Academia Research Partnership grant for Accelerating Innovation Research and as co-principal investigator for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ERC-SOPS).

Cuitiño received a civil engineering diploma from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and a master’s degree in applied mathematics and a doctoral degree in solid mechanics from Brown University. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).