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Engineering Experts

Samuel Graham Jr.

Dean and Nariman Farvardin Professor

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Timothy W. Koeth

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Mohammad Hafezi

Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Allison Reilly

Assistant Professor

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Robert Briber

Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Peter Kofinas

Professor and Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Katrina Groth

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Director, Center for Risk and Reliability

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Eric D. Wachsman

Director and Professor of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, William Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Matt Scassero

Director of Operations and Outreach, MATRIX Lab

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Ryan Sochol

Assistant Professor

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Jelena Srebric

Acting Associate Dean of Research, Professor

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Derek Paley

Director, Maryland Robotics Center

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Ankur Srivastava

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering,and Institute for Systems Research; Director of the Institute for Systems Research

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Christine Hartzell

Assistant Professor

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Deb Niemeier

Clark Distinguished Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Engineering News Releases

U.S News Ranks UMD’s Graduate Engineering in Top 10 Among Public Universities

6 Programs Listed Among Top 15 in Nation

UMD Researchers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Computer Scientist and Engineer, Chemist Lauded for Significant Contributions to Science and Society

UMD to Become National Headquarters for Clark Scholars Program Network

Thanks to a $20.6 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, the program will have a new permanent home at UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering

Three Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Innovators in New Materials, Rotorcraft Design, AI Honored; Former Vice President for Research Also Recognized

UMD's Deb Niemeier Selected for Franklin Institute’s 2023 Bower Award and prize for Achievement

Clark Distinguished Chair is honored for her research on transportation, climate, and equity

$25 Million Commitment Will Fund New World-Class Engineering Facility at the University of Maryland

The interdisciplinary engineering building, named in honor of benefactor Stanley R. Zupnik ‘59, will help prepare engineers to solve society’s grand challenges

University of Maryland Adds $67M IDEA Factory to Its Innovation Ecosystem

E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory will inspire innovation, entrepreneurship and world-class research with its design promoting collaboration across disciplines

UMD Graduate Programs Receive High Rankings by U.S. News and World Report

University of Maryland places seven graduate programs in the top five and 25 in the top 20.

National Academy of Inventors Names University of Maryland Vice President for Research and a University Professor as 2020 Fellows

Two new inductees are latest of eight UMD faculty recognized by NAI for ‘prolific spirit of innovation’

University of Maryland, Underwriters Laboratories and the International Fire Safety Consortium Collaborate to Advance Global Fire Safety

UMD, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the International Fire Safety Consortium (IFSC) partner to advance fire safety and fire response around the world

UMD Researchers Identify Structure of Blue Whirls

Discovered in 2016, the phenomenon could provide a source of clean energy from hydrocarbon fuels and lead to improved oil spill remediation

UMD Researchers Use Simulation Tool to Observe Molecular Behavior

New approach delivers “unprecedented levels of atomistic detail.”

New UMD 3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Pipeline to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

UMD engineers advance “microfluidic circuits” by printing smallest-known 3D one-way fluid valve

Scientists Revisit the Cold Case of Cold Fusion

Four academic laboratories partner with Google to explore how materials science can help make fusion more accessible

Latest UMD Wood Technology Could Make Homes Cooler and More Energy Efficient

UMD-led, multi-university research team creates strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling

Reversible Chemistry Clears Path for Safer Batteries

UMD and ARL scientists latest advance in their water-based battery yields outstanding performance

Pioneering Breakthrough: Unmanned Aircraft Delivers Organ for Successful Kidney Transplant in Maryland

Groundbreaking Effort by Maryland Faculty and Researchers Could Help Expand Donor Access to Transplantation

UMD Engineers Create Fresh Route to Fresh Water

Clark School researchers have created a successful prototype of a critical component for affordable small-scale desalination technology

UMD Scientists Create Method for Remote Detection of Radioactive Material

New UMD method, if scaled up with additional advancements, could be used to improve security at ports of entry

New UMD Microscopy Method Could Improve LASIK Surgery

University of Maryland bioengineers pave the way for direct determination of visual acuity with new technique for precise measurement of light’s refraction in the eyes

UMD-Led Research Finds New, Targeted Treatment Approach for an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research team explores nanotechnology-based therapeutic strategy for triple-negative breast cancer.

Dean of UMD's Clark School of Engineering Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Darryll Pines, dean of UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering, is elected to the NAE for “inspirational leadership and contributions to engineering education excellence in the United States.”

UMD to Lead Milestone NSF High School Engineering Pilot Course

National course intended as precursor to widely-accepted transferable college-level credit.

UMD-Led Research Team Awarded New $2.37M DOE Solar Power Tech Project

New project is part of DOE-supported research with a goal of cutting the cost of solar energy power electronics in half by 2030.

UMD Partners with Korea Electronics Technology Institute to Advance New Energy Technologies

Five-year partnership will help accelerate research and innovation of energy technologies.

UMD Announces Inventions of the Year Winners, and Celebrates Ventures and Partnerships

UMD honors exceptional inventions that have the potential to make an important impact on science, society, and the free market.

UMD Researchers Revive Old Chemistry to Create Safer Zinc Battery

Researchers create a higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery.

Multi-Institutional Team of Scientists Mix the Unmixable to Create ‘Shocking’ Nanoparticles

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University is the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eigh

UMD Research Aims to Improve Tests of Speech Comprehension with EEG Brain Wave Measurements

Tests developed at the University of Maryland and KU Leuven could result in better diagnoses for patients who have difficulty understanding what they hear.

New Technology for Use in Military Vehicles May Protect Warfighters from Blast-induced Brain Injury

Elastic frame design reduces blast acceleration up to 80 percent; technology could be adapted for vehicle bumpers, athletic helmets.

Durable Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be the Future of Wearable Sensors, Pollutant Treatment

Wood carbon sponge overcomes several limiting factors of other lightweight, compressible carbon sponges.

UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals

A new process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter and cheaper.

UMD Researchers Develop Breakthrough Technique to Combat Cancer Drug Resistance

Clark School Bioengineering professor leads collaborative effort to “turn off” multidrug resistance capabilities in cancer cells

NAE President C.D. Mote, Jr., a Regents Professor and Past-President of UMD, Is Named a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors recognizes “academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life...."

UMD-Developed Microsystems Detect, Treat Bacterial Biofilms that Cause Postoperative Infections

New 'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters to monitor and treat biofilms.

University of Maryland Start-Up Company Grip Boost Inc. Goes Global

Grip Boost’s patent-pending technology was originally invented by the Complex Fluids and Nanomaterials Group in UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering.

University of Maryland Dedicates A. James Clark Hall, Transforming Region’s Biotech Corridor

Newest engineering facility provides state-of-the-art bioengineering facilities to spur innovation in one of the university’s fastest-growing undergraduate degree programs.

University of Maryland Spinout Developing Pediatric Cancer Drug Delivery System to Prevent Hearing Loss from Chemotherapy

Otomagnetics awarded $2.3 million fast track NIH/NCI SBIR contract.

University of Maryland Celebrates Opening of A. James Clark Hall

Tour state-of-the-art bioengineering facilities that will spark innovations in human health

State and University Leaders Gather at UMD To Launch Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) was created by the state to turn research breakthroughs at UMD and other state colleges and universities into commercial, clean energy solutions that meet the needs of the state and its people.

UMD Engineers Invent the First Bio-Compatible, Ion Current Battery

Engineers at UMD invent an entirely new kind of battery. It's bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and all living things.

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