Dr. Alejandro Salado
Associate Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Alejandro Salado is an associate professor of systems engineering with the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. He conducts research in problem formulation, design of verification and validation strategies, model-based systems engineering, and engineering education. Before joining academia, Dr. Salado spent over 10 years in the space industry, where he held positions as a systems engineer, chief architect, and chief systems engineer in manned and unmanned space systems of up to $1B in development cost. He has published over 85 technical papers, and his research has received federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Naval Surface Warfare Command (NSWC), the Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), among others. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, the Omega Alpha Association’s Exemplary Dissertation Award, and several best paper awards. Dr. Salado holds a BS/MS in electrical and computer engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, an MS in project management and an MS in electronics engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the SpaceTech MEng in space systems engineering from the Technical University of Delft, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Alejandro is a member of INCOSE and a senior member of IEEE and AIAA.
- Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
- M.S. Electronics Engineering and M.S. Project Management, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
- M.Eng. Space Systems Engineering, Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
- B.S. and M.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Research: Theory of systems engineering, formalization of systems engineering, methods that improve systems engineering practice (in the areas of problem formulation, verification and validation strategies, and system architecture), and engineering education.
Teaching: Systems engineering, problem definition, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), system architecture, verification & validation, decision analysis.