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MQA Logo February 16
Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance Expands Impact and Reach with Addition of 10 New Partners
Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance—a rapidly growing hub of quantum technology research, development, innovation and education organized and facilitated by the University of Maryland—has added 10 new members for a total of 24 university, government and industry partners.
December 10
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’
December 1
$4.96M for Maryland Researchers in DARPA AISS Semiconductor Security Project
Researchers in UMD's Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), along with researchers in the Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering and the DARPA Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) will assess strength of Automated Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) security protections for computer integrated circuit chips
October 13
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 
October 7
UMD Biologist Gets $ 1.5 Million NIH Award to Develop Brain Mapping Techniques
“High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program” will fund project that could transform efforts to understand how neurons are wired  
October 2
University of Maryland Grants Exclusive License of Seed-Based NutritionTechnology to Rain International LLC
Licensed technology is example of award-winning research in value-added development of nutraceuticals and functional foods from UMD'sCollege of Agriculture and Natural Resources
September 25
University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park Researchers Collaborate to Address COVID-19
Five joint UMB, UMCP research teams receive $500,000 in MPower Seed Grants 
August 14
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 
July 27
New Study in Worms Shows Three Medications Currently on the Market May Have Unexpected Effects
University of Maryland researchers suggest worms can help detect potential drug safety issues 
June 24
Maryland-led, Multi-institutional Research Team Receives $10M to Transform Shellfish Farming with Smart Technology
UMD Engineers lead new multidisciplinary effort to develop new technologies for shellfish aquaculture and a sustainable management framework to help shellfish farmers realize larger economic and environmental benefits. The project also has an import education and workforce development component.
Nebraska corn field June 18
UMD Leads $10M USDA Project to SustainCorn Belt Agricultural Production
UMD leads USDA project to to help Corn Belt farmers more efficiently use water and crop nutrients
Reprinted with permission from AAAS April 30
New, Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing Opens Door to AI-Driven Materials Discovery
A new study published on the cover of Science could bolster the development of batteries, fuel cells, 3D printing technologies and more
April 28
UMD Professor Christopher Jarzynski Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Distinguished Professor studies complex microscopic systems like living cells and artificial nanoscale machines using mathematics and statistics
April 23
University of Maryland Strategic Partnership to Lead New USM COVID Research & Innovation Task Force
Task Force Will Partner USM Expertise with Business & Innovation Community to Assist State in Current Crisis
April 22
University of Maryland, College Park & University of Maryland, Baltimore Fund New Collaborative Research to Advance Medical Science
New research awards are the first in a joint UMB_UMD program to fund big research initiatives that draw on the fields of artificial intelligence and medicine