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Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires

Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Arizona State University
PO Box 876106
Tempe, AZ 85287-6106


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


Kyle Squires is the dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. With 19,000 students and nearly 60 degree options offered on two campuses and online, the Fulton Schools of Engineering is one of the largest and most comprehensive engineering schools in the United States. Faculty and students in the Fulton Schools are engaged in research and innovation endeavors that result in around $100M of external funding and numerous entrepreneurial outputs, including over 160 invention disclosures in FY2015.

Squires was appointed dean of the Fulton Schools in February 2016 after serving as vice dean and interim dean during the 2015-2016 academic year. Previously, he served as director of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE), one of the six Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. As SEMTE director, he oversaw degree and research programs in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and the professional science master’s program in solar energy engineering and commercialization. Enrollment in SEMTE programs was over 3,500 students in 2014-2015.

The Fulton Schools focus on improving student outcomes and promoting innovative programming and curricula that create the “Fulton Difference.” Central to the Fulton Differences is the premise that successful students are those who are encouraged to be engineers from day one. Experiential opportunities—internships, entrepreneurship, research, student organizations and community service—are essential components of the overall student experience.

With an established record in research leadership and academic administration, Squires plans changes and initiatives that will raise the profile and impact of the Fulton Schools worldwide. He plans to drive educational innovation at scale to deliver high-quality engineering degree programs online, providing access to an exceptional engineering education to all students and continue supporting an environment that attracts high-quality faculty whose enthusiasm, in turn, drives students to pursue their own passions in their careers.

Squires is also building the concept of the Fulton Innovation Institute, which will allow the Fulton Schools of Engineering to scale its research enterprise and create an unparalleled innovation engine for the state and the region. By building on existing areas of excellence like cybersecurity, advanced communications and robotics and rehabilitation, the institute can substantially increase the impact of the Fulton Schools.

Squires is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Prior to joining ASU in 1997, Squires was on the faculty of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Vermont. Previously he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University.

Squires’ expertise encompasses computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling of both single-phase and multi-phase flows, and high-performance computing. Specific interests include the use of direct numerical simulation and large eddy simulation applied to particle-laden turbulent flows and the development of hybrid Reynolds-averaged and large eddy simulation techniques for high Reynolds number wall-bounded flows. Squires applies his expertise to exploration of ways to improve the aerodynamics of aircraft, ground vehicles and sports equipment.

He has held numerous visiting appointments in the U.S., Japan and France and was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2008. Squires holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1990
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1985
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, 1984