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Hu, Ming

Hu, Ming

Associate Professor
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Brain and Behavior Institute
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Ming Hu is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, USA. She teaches technology courses which focus on the integration of architectural design with structural, materials, and building performance assessment.

She has an extensive background in high-performance building design and life cycle assessment and has engaged in applied building technology research for over 14 years. Her research activities centers on questions of how, and why, sustainable building design and construction affect energy/resource conservation, environmental and human health, and to understand how the (smart) technologies might be employed to reduce the impact from buildings.

Professor Hu has published in over fifty research paper, and has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and Asian. She is a visiting research fellow at the Tampere University in Finland as a Fulbright recipient (2020-21). Her first book, titled Net Zero Building: Predicated and Unintended Consequences, was released in April 2019 through Routledge. Her second book: Healthy Built Environment and Smart technologies was published in September 2020.  

She is the board member of the Architecture Research Center Consortium (ARCC), and the Building Technology Educator Society (BTES).She also served on the National Committee of the International Code Council and on the Maryland Green Building Council.

ARCH 462 – MATERIAL AND METHOD OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018)

Building Construction methods and materials are examined through case studies to explore the means and techniques applied to the material execution of buildings and BIM (Building Information Modelling). Focus on an understanding of the organization of the design and construction process and awareness of building and zoning codes, material systems and types, as well as sustainable practice.

ARCH 464 – ARCHITECTURE STRUCTURE I (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018)

This course covers the basic principles of architectural structures, including the influence of geometric, sectional, and material properties related to flexure and shear in beam and framed systems; vector mechanics with application to analysis of trusses, catenaries, and arches; diagrammatic analysis of beams for bending moment, shear, and deflection as well as the study of structural framing systems for vertical and lateral loads.

ARCH 465 – ARCHITECTURE STRUCTURE II (Spring 2017, 2018)

This is the second course addressing architectural structures in the architecture program. The subject matter will progress from the material presented in ARCH 464 by investigating the design and analysis of structural systems through load tracing, holistic structural behaviour, the properties and design potentials of various materials, and the relationship between the superstructure and the exterior envelope.

ARCH 688A: Carbon Neutral Development Through Net Zero and Net Impact Building Design  (Spring 2017, 2019, Summer 2018)

Knowledge about the relations between built environment development and global and local challenges, such as climate change, resource depletion, environmental impact, justice and health, is of key importance to move towards sustainable development and resilient built environment. This course takes a trans-disciplinary approach to understanding built environment questions. Urban possibilities and challenges are analyzed by using a systems approach where energy, ecological, social, and economic aspects are integrated through a technologic-ecological perspective. Linkages between and perspectives from engineering, science, social-sciences, and practice are emphasized throughout the course. The course will examine the value and limitations of a series of real world case studies. Students will also have face-to-face collaboration opportunities with international students abroad.

New Tool Predicts Rogue Waves Up to Five Minutes in Advance

Workers on offshore platforms and ship crews could gain valuable time to prepare.

Ghodssi Honored With Gaede-Langmuir Award

AVS recognizes UMD faculty member for contributions to the MEMS field.

Carlos A. Ríos Ocampo To Attend NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The assistant professor joins other symposium alums from UMD as one of 76 distinguished early career scientists. 

New features on ingestible capsule will deliver targeted drugs to better treat IBD, Crohn’s disease

Latest iteration of medical device features dissolving microneedles for drug delivery; external magnetic control

UMD Team Wins Spaceport America Cup

Students soar to top spot in world’s largest intercollegiate rocket competition.

New Photonic Chip Spawns Nested Topological Frequency Comb

Research by Professors Mohammad Hafezi and Yanne Chembo published in June 21, 2024 issue of Science

Maryland Engineering to Highlight Educational Advances at the 2024 ASEE Annual Conference

Maryland Engineering will showcase how we are translating strengths in quantum, pioneering artificial intelligence education, democratizing engineering for all, and reimagining higher education research.

UMD Roundtable Weighs Lessons Learned From Key Bridge Collapse

Experts put forward their perspectives on the March incident.

Ph.D. Researcher Ann Ramirez Named 2024 Rising Graduate Scholar

Ramirez was named a Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar for her nanoparticle-based tool to study lymph nodes.

Ichiro Takeuchi Elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society

The professor becomes the second in the department to earn this lifetime distinction.

LEGOLAS participates at U.S. Senate Robotics Showcase on Capitol Hill

UMD engineers demonstrate their autonomous robot science kit

Maryland Academy of Sciences Names Hannah Zierden Outstanding Young Engineer

The assistant professor was recognized for her advances in nanotechnologies for women’s health at a ceremony held Wednesday in Baltimore.

University of Maryland Has Strong Presence at ICRA 2024

Researchers detail advancements in navigation, trajectory planning.

Reflecting on a Successful 2023–24 Academic Year

As we come to the close of another academic year, it is a time to celebrate the achievements of our faculty, staff, students—and especially our graduates!

79 Undergrads Recognized at Annual Honors & Awards Celebration

Maryland Engineering honored 79 undergraduates who exemplify the college's commitment to excellence at this year's ceremony event, held April 29 in the Stamp Student Union. Five were recognized with Dean's Awards.

UMD Team Advances in NIST UAS 5.0 Competition, Wins Three Best in Class Awards

Team's UAS Intrigue leverages real-time 3D mapping and detection to offer critical insights to first responders.

Celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Engineers

The impact made by APIDA engineers—at the Clark School, and on our country and world—improves our community and field in numerous and significant ways.

Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

Our Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American community has made substantial contributions to these ecosystems, and we are proud to celebrate its lasting impact on our society.

Dean's Circle Spotlight: Investing in Ideas, and Access

One of Maryland Engineering's most generous philanthropists, Tom Scholl helped to brainstorm what the IDEA Factory could become: a place "where the imagination can run wild."

Next-Generation Batteries Could Come with Lower Production Costs, Less Environmental Impact

New technologies could replace conventional batteries to power electric vehicles and enable long-distance transportation.

Three UMD Students Receive SAMPE Leadership Awards

Awards support networking and career opportunities in the materials and process engineering community.

Agents of Positive Change: Highlighting Women Maryland Engineers

In celebration of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the important contributions of women engineers within our campus community.

Clark School Community Members Win Prestigious Campus Social Impact Award

Five Clark School community members are winners of the Provost’s Do Good Innovator Awards.

Creating the “Internet of Life”

UMD researchers publish new findings in their research to connect biological and electronic systems.

Inside Alumni Cup

In the run-up to the this year’s Alumni Cup, we followed the bioengineering team for a behind-the-scenes look at the ups, downs, and lessons learned on the road to competition.

Fischell Institute Black History Month Spotlight: Michael Straker

Straker attended the University of Maryland because of its commitment to medical device research through initiatives like the Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, and for its relationship with research institutions like the National Institutes of Health.

Ingestible Capsule Technology Research on Front Cover of Journal

University of Maryland researchers published in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Governor’s Cabinet Meeting Features Peek into Southern Maryland Research and Collaboration

Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller tour SMART Building and MATRIX Lab; learn about partnerships

Catherine K. Kuo Named President-Elect of TERMIS Americas Chapter

Kuo is a long-time member of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.

Lighter, Safer and Stronger Batteries Could Power the Smart Devices of Tomorrow

Chemical engineers develop a new technology that could increase energy density and safety of consumer electronics.

Six Clark School Faculty Receive 2024 DURIP Awards

DURIP awards support university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense.

Manocha Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Recognized for pioneering work in computer graphics, robotics and more

‘Priming’ helps the brain understand language even with poor-quality speech signals

New research published in PNAS shows word representations may provide some objective measures of speech comprehension.

Reflecting on 20 Years of Excellence and Innovation

Materials Science and Engineering celebrated its anniversary on November 7, 2023.

UMD Hosts Industrial AI Forum

High-profile event highlights university’s leadership role in the field.

Diving Deeper into Competition, and Recruitment

UMD’s RoboSub team sets sights on blasting the 2024 competition out of the water.

Into the MikeVerse

Engineering Keystone Instructor’s Funny, Informative Videos Garner Cult Following

UMD Researchers’ ‘Cooling Glass’ Blasts Building Heat Into Space

New Coating Can Be Applied to Various Exterior Surfaces to Reduce AC Use, Fight Climate Change

Advancing Ground Autonomy: UMD-ARL Collaboration Strides in ArtIMAS Research

ArtIAMAS (AI and Autonomy for Multi-Agent Systems) - Advancing into Its Third Year of Collaboration

Wang Develops New Battery Technology That Could Lead to Safer, High-Energy Electric Vehicles

Researchers Develop Way to Prevent Damage That Plagues Next-Generation Lithium Batteries

Johns Hopkins University Hackathon: A “Majestic” Win for University of Maryland Students

University of Maryland Duo win hackathon with a hand-tracking game named “Majestic Signs.”

Dean's Circle Spotlight: Sparking Opportunity and Success

Fifty-one years and two UMD degrees since he first suited up, Randy Shearman '85, M.S. '92 continues his firefighter service with West Hills Regional Fire Department.

Das Lands NSF Grant for Cooling Research

UMD researcher will study high heat flux cooling solutions using flow boiling of dielectric liquids.
 

UMD Initiative to Award Up to $2M for Student Solutions to Grand Challenges

xFoundry@UMD to Recruit Terps for Courses, Competition, Venture Investment

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Resources and Events

Resources and events for the Clark School's LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Maryland Engineering Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 20 Undergraduate Engineering Programs

The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks 19 overall among more than 200 undergraduate engineering programs—up three positions from its previous undergraduate ranking.

Maryland Engineering: Another Year of Innovation is Underway

Another year of engineering innovation in College Park is underway, and the Clark School continues to produce some of the most talented and sought-after engineers—and solutions they create—in the world.

A 6-Step Roadmap to Diversify Faculty Hiring in STEM

Two BIOE professors help author a roadmap to diversifying faculty hiring in STEM.

Transformative Battery Structure Surpasses US’ Fast Charge Goals 

Innovative materials and 3D design published in Nature Materials

Making Engineering Make 'Cents' to Teens

Rising Ninth-Graders Build, Race Carts From Kits Developed by Faculty and Staff and K–12 Teachers

Center for Risk and Reliability Fosters Collaborative Environment

The Center for Risk and Reliability renovated their space to enhance multidisciplinary collaboration.

Israeli Embassy and BIRD Foundation host UMD Energy Consortium

UMD Professor Paul Albertus a Keynote Speaker

Modi Briefed on UMD-led Aquaculture Research

Doctoral student Kaustubh Joshi delivered a presentation on modernizing the industry with advanced tech.

Dankowicz to Become Chair of UMD Mechanical Engineering

UIUC professor will assume leadership of the UMD department starting in January.

Reimagining Learning: Educating the Engineers of Tomorrow

Creating a strong educational and research environment to produce engineers that push the boundaries of technology, meet future workforce needs, and address societal challenges is core to our mission at the Clark School.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Graduate Selected for Prestigious Department of Energy Award

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Graduate Selected for Prestigious Department of Energy Award

Mark Austin is PI for new DoD Minerva Research Initiative project

He is using a 'System-of-Systems" approach to understand, model, synthesize and optimize the operations of large-scale, distributed institutions and organizations.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

UMD’s Tubaldi Wins NSF CAREER Award

Improved cardiovascular implants could be one result of an ME faculty member’s groundbreaking research.

Engineering Excellence: Undergrads Recognized at Annual Celebration

Maryland Engineering honored 70 undergraduates who exemplify the college’s commitment to excellence at this year’s ceremony event, held May 10 in the Stamp Student Union. Five were recognized with Dean’s Awards.

UROC Promotes Drone Safety at Maryland Day Event

For visitors, an opportunity to brush up on best practices–and learn more about UROC.

The End of an Era

FPE Chair, Jim Milke, retires, leaving some very large boots to fill.

Device That Harvests Water From Air Named Top UMD Invention of the Year

Innovate Maryland event also celebrates work on plastic substitutes, cancer detection, quantum science

At Northrop Grumman Day, Students Pitch the Future of Networked Computing

From next-gen security cameras to smart sorters, hackathon winners provide innovative IoT solutions

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Among Public Universities, Five Years in a Row

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks among the country's top 10 public universities in graduate engineering programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 rankings.

Crank Up the AC, Not Global Warming

Maryland engineers advance heating and cooling technology to push for a greener future

Seven UMD Students Receive Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships

UMD students represent a third of total 2023 VFF Scholarship recipients.

Two UMD Bioengineering Majors Named 2023 Goldwater Scholars

UMD’s 49 scholarships in the past 15 years rank No. 1 in the nation.

Energy Secretary and Maryland Governor visit with MEI2 startups

ARPA-E Summit showcases multiple UMD clean energy technologies

Celebrating Women in Aerospace Engineering: Pauline Annen

Aerospace Engineering alumna Pauline Annen (M.S., ’12) has built a successful career in corporate aviation as both a pilot and engineer.

Safe Lithium Batteries Get a Boost

UMD researchers have developed lithium dendrite suppression parameters and electrolytes for longer-lasting batteries that can operate under extreme conditions.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Women continue to shape history, including at the Clark School of Engineering. This month we celebrate those landmarks and the work necessary to forge them, and how it’s incumbent upon our larger community to assist in this work.

Celebrating Women in Aerospace Engineering: Lisa Policastri

Policastri offers insights from 25 years in performing spacecraft mission planning, design, analysis, operations, and requirements definition.

Collaborative Engineering Team Awarded Grand Challenges Grant

Funding will support an interdisciplinary project geared towards wildfires and WUI fire behavior.

MSAL’s work on serotonin characterization and detection results in two journal covers

Research is leading to better detection models and portable sensing devices.

Grant Awarded for Study of Climate-Induced Septic Tank Failures

A research team led by UMD’s Allison Reilly examines a growing hazard.

New Electrolyte Design Could be the Answer for Safer Rechargeable Batteries even in Extreme Cold

UMD published in Nature paper on electrolyte design for high energy batteries capable of operating under extreme temperature conditions.

New Sustainable Zinc Battery Design Could Address Future Energy Needs

New UMD-led research published in Nature Sustainability explores a new approach for aqueous zinc battery design.

New algorithms for multi-robot systems in low communication situations

Work by Clark School faculty, alumni and students is published on IEEE Access.

Nearly 50-meter Laser Experiment Sets Record in Campus Hallway

Record set by group led by Professor Howard Milchberg

Abshire part of CogniSense, a DARPA JUMP 2.0 center

This center will pursue intelligent sensing to action: Sensing capabilities and embedded intelligence to enable fast and efficient generation of actions.

Ten Maryland MSE Faculty Members Ranked in Top 2% of World Scientists

Elsevier releases updated science-wide database

UMD Researcher Uses AI to Predict Floods

Model can autonomously forecast flood events and coordinate satellites to view them in real-time.

“Unusually high performance of low-dimensional memories”

A work led by Prof. Cheng Gong published in Matter.

Alum Sidiropoulos receives three IEEE Signal Processing Society awards

The former student of John Baras won the SPS Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award, the Best Paper Award, and the Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award.

Building bridges for technology research and education across Maryland

SMART Building and MATRIX Lab combine research, education, and outreach to spark innovation

Maryland Engineers Wachsman, Zhao elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Eric Wachsman and Ji-Cheng “JC” Zhao have been named to the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) Class of 2022 Fellows, joining the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious and creative academic inventors.

Pines Sticks a Terrapin Pin in ‘Capital of Quantum’ Map at Global Conference

UMD Leadership Based on Research, Innovation, Problem-Solving Fearlessness, He Tells Audience

National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $600K Grant to UMD/Morgan State University Partnership

First-of-its-kind funding will support behavioral fire research at an HBCU and aid in the improvement of home fire safety.

InventWood and UMD Receive $20M ARPA-E SCALEUP Award

UMD exceeds $100M in ARPA-E funding

SoCal Edison Taps UAS Service Provider for Inspections

Baltimore-based MissionGO wins one of the largest UAS service contracts in the world and traces roots to UMD. 

Cancer in the Crosshairs

UMD bioengineers aim to shape the future of cancer vaccine technology by tuning the body’s immune response.

UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of '26

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland welcomes 11 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its newest class of A. James Clark Scholars.

UMD and NIST develop LEGO-based robots for teaching artificial intelligence

LEGOLAS kit offers autonomous experimentation and learning

Po-Yen Receives 2022 John C. Chen Young Professional Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship supports leadership development of young professional chemical engineers.

"This Is Where It's At"

U.S. Commerce Secretary's Visit Highlights Importance of UMD, Higher Ed to Future of Domestic Electronics Industry

The Modern Battle for Maryland’s Oysters

UMD researchers use AI and robotics to help revive a struggling industry.

Kaiqing Zhang joins ECE and ISR as a joint appointment faculty member

The new assistant professor has research interests in control and machine learning, especially for multi-agent systems.

Damena Agonafer: Taming Thermal Management

UMD Clark Faculty Fellow’s research could yield more efficient and environmentally friendly technology.
 

UMD Researchers: DART Probe an Initial Step in Planetary Defense

Mission tests feasibility of asteroid redirection, provides first up-close glimpse of binary system.

UMD Research Sheds Light on Gender Imbalance in Construction

“We now have the numbers,” researchers say of groundbreaking study.
 

Chunsheng Wang Presents to U.S. Government Panel on Advances in Li-Ion Battery Technology

Researchers lend expertise and perspective to the future of Lithium-Ion technology and security in the U.S.

Compact Electron Accelerator Reaches New Speeds with Nothing But Light

UMD team achieves feat using two laser pulses sent through a jet of hydrogen gas.

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.

Convocation to Honor Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

Four Maryland Engineers among awardees from across campus

$7.9 Million in NIH Awards Propel UMD Aging Research

New multidisciplinary collaborations take on challenges like Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

New robust and scalable computational methodology developed by UMD researchers helps identify directed connectivity within the brain

‘NLGC’ can be used with magnetoencephalography to better understand the neural mechanisms behind sensory processing.

It's Getting Hot in Here

New Maryland Engineering video series asks engineering experts to explore science fact versus fiction in TV and film.

UMD Bioengineers Awarded $1M Moore Foundation Grant to Advance Bioelectronic Technology


Researchers use redox to drive two-way communication between electronics and biological systems.

Bioengineering Ph.D. Student Named to Aviation Week’s 20 Twenties

Caitlyn Singam among 20 STEM graduate students worldwide honored for contributions to the aerospace industry.

Materials, physics, and systems for multicaloric cooling

UMD’s Ichiro Takeuchi published in Nature Reviews Materials

Dr. Liangbing Hu Winner of R&D 100 Award

Expanded Cellulose Super Ion Conductor Honored

New Microsoft/Maryland Robotics Center partnership to enhance diversity and innovation

Microsoft Robotics and Diversity Initiative will support Ph.D. fellowships, seminars, student diversity groups and more.

New Energy-Efficient Switches to Aid Quantum Processing and Storage

Next Generation of Data Centers within Reach

Jewell Leads Team in Advancing Multiple Sclerosis Research

Bioengineering professor awarded $2.8 million NIH R01 grant for advanced autoimmune therapies.

First Webb Space Telescope images are here

Clark School alums helped 'unfold the universe' through their work on Webb

MEI2 Director discusses future EV battery tech on Fox29

Eric Wachsman on battery myths and facts

Legacy of Racism Linked to Higher COVID-19 Death Rates

UMD researchers track health vulnerabilities among Black communities in Louisiana.

Uncovering the mysteries of networking in the brain

UMD researchers are sorting out how our brains’ neurons organize as we take in, decide and act on information.

Rethinking the Architecture of Solid-State Batteries: ION Closes $30M Investment Round

Toyota Ventures, Tenaska, and Bangchak Corporation Join Oversubscribed Round Led by Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Alsop Louie Partners

Extreme Drone Ops: Measuring Ice Packs

UAS Test Site teams up with NOAA to test use of drones in validating satellite imagery.

Converting Biowaste into Hydroxide Exchange Membrane

Exoskeletons of shellfish provide a cheap, eco-friendly alternative to other HEM fuel cells currently on the market.

Dean's Circle Spotlight: A Pursuit that "Matters"

The Donald Day and Karen Gruner Scholarship in Engineering supports Montgomery College students transferring into Maryland's engineering school.

Opening Apps to All

Amazon-UMD Design Challenge Winners Work to Improve Popular Tech for Full Range of Users

NCC-PDI Now Accepting Pediatric Medical Device Pitches

Annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition to award up to $150,000 in FDA-sponsored grants.

JC Zhao Receives Humboldt Research Award

Materials expert will foster collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row

Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.

NASA's Douglas-Bradshaw a Role Model for STEM Students

UMD alumna blazes a trail for female engineers.

Celebrating Black Aerospace Engineers: David Mayo (Ph.D. ‘14)

As a U.S. Marine, Mayo saw technology with astonishing capabilities. He wanted to learn more.

Inaugural UMD Neuro-Link Grant Supports Glioblastoma Research

Funding pathway promotes high-impact collaborations between UMB's neurosurgery and UMCP's bioengineering.

Celebrating Black Aerospace Engineers: Jarred Young ('09, M.S. '13, Ph.D. '17)

Inspired at an early age to become a propulsion engineer, Young is helping a new generation of engineers achieve their dreams.

MC2 Kicks Off Third Year of Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The fellowships offer an opportunity to work closely with MC2 faculty in multiple areas of cybersecurity.

UMD Bioengineers Take New Approach to Engineering Heart Tissue

Professor Shawn He and a team of researchers aim to improve how cardiac muscle tissue is engineered.

A Greener Alternative for Food Disposal

Instead of clogging up landfills, food waste can be safely converted into biogas and other valuable resources.

Ayyub Featured in ASCE Article on Climate Resilience

UMD professor is author of two recent ASCE Manuals of Practice designed to assist engineers.

Brain Freeze: Cryo-FIB-SEM Coming Soon to College Park

The new Brain and Behavior Institute core will expand campus FIB-SEM applications to include biological tissue.

Engineering a Multi-Element Atomic Arrangement

A novel disorder-to-order transition strategy for ordered nanoparticles published in Science Advances.

Daniels Receives NSF CAREER Award

Funding supports research to improve the selectivity and sensitivity of solid-state gas sensors in complex gas compositions.

Katz Named ACM Fellow

He was recognized for his contributions to cryptographic protocol design and cryptography education.

UMD Joins U.S. Cyber Command’s Academic Engagement Network

The initiative's goal is to create a robust and accessible pool of qualified cyber professionals. 

Measuring How Malware Behaves in the Real World

MC2 researchers have been recognized for their analysis of malware behavior in the first large-scale study of its kind.

UMD engineering alumni contributions aboard James Webb Space Telescope

After its successful launch Dec. 25, Webb is well on its way to full deployment and the start of its mission.

Takeuchi Wins $488K DURIP Award

The funding will be used to purchase a novel PLD system for use in the UMD Nanocenter. 

Batteries that function in the iciest conditions

CREB held its 2021 fall meeting to discuss battery chemistry designed for super-cold environments.

2022 BBI Seed Grant Awards to Fuel Innovation in Aging and Development Research

The five interdisciplinary projects funded by the BBI offer cutting-edge approaches to translational neuroscience.

UMD top ranked U.S. university for solid-state battery research publications

Elsevier study indicates UMD has highest publication citation index globally

Grassroots Engineering

Senior Lecturer Vince Nguyen wants to close the opportunity gap for future engineers by engaging students with engineering ‘grand’ challenges in their own back yards.

Ming Lin, Vincent Njar elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

The pair join nine other NAI Fellows with ties to the Clark School and the University of Maryland.

Maryland Engineering's Chris Jewell Appointed MPower Professor

Bioengineering professor one of eight UMD/UMB professors to receive UMD Strategic Partnership appointment.

Balloon Payload Program Surpasses 100-launch Milestone

For 18 Years, Student Organization Has Sent Science Sky-high

You Can Make It at Maryland

Eight campus makerspaces where Terps turn out the next big thing

Assessing Nuclear Risk: CEE, ME Faculty Collaborate on New Tools

Research aims to explore updates to risk assessment tools and methods used by the nuclear industry.

Wood That Can Cut Like Steel, Be Molded Like Plastic or Build Batteries?

Maryland engineers discover more new dimensions of an ancient material.

UMD-Led Team Wins NSF Award for Rapid Materials Design

The collaborative team receives $1.8 million in funding to develop an integrated framework to drive the rapid design of novel materials for batteries and fuel cells.

Moldable Wood from Water ‘Shock’ Process

A UMD research team has developed a strong yet incredibly flexible wood material that could be used in construction, automotives, and beyond.

Wu, Ranadive developing accurate, convenient home heart monitoring system

A new $1.2M NSF grant funds their AI research into the relationship between ECG and PPG monitoring technologies.

Incentive Awards Program, Engineering Lab Building Named for Mote

Former UMD president recognized for contributions to field, expanding education access

Richeson Family Establishes Glen W. Richeson, Jr. Maryland Promise Scholarship

Scholarship to support future aerospace engineers honors a father’s legacy and support.

Duncan Named BMES 2021 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award Honoree

Duncan is the second Rita Schaffer Award recipient from the Fischell Department of Bioengineering.

Foundational Step Shows Quantum Computers Can Be Better Than the Sum of Their Parts

UMD and Duke scientists have showed that quantum computers can be better than the sum of their parts, a foundational step toward eventually combating errors in larger quantum devices.

UMD Engineers Help Pioneer New Treatment for Respiratory Failure

NSF awards $3.6 million to support “third lung” research.

Sara Honarvar Awarded Amazon Lab126 Fellowship for Second Year

Landmark scholarship program aims to foster diversity in the robotics field.

UMD research team creates ‘switchable’ adhesive for repairing cuts and tears in tissue

Using an electric field, polymer gels can be adhered to animal tissue, a discovery that could revolutionize surgery.

The World Comes to Maryland Engineering

When an innovator wanted to engineer a more advanced and equitable society, he chose a research and education powerhouse with global impact, and came to Maryland.

Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

Abshire, Fisher and Hu honored for outstanding success in scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching.

Maryland Engineering ranked #12 public undergraduate program in the country

For the third consecutive year, the Clark School's rises in U.S. News & World Report ranking.

Harnessing Non-Reciprocity

UMD's Eleonora Tubaldi demonstrates a way to overcome current limitations in mechanical signal transmission.

Working to Advance Biobanking

Researchers hope to improve how cells, tissues, and organs are banked for transplantation and other applications.

How tech can fill gaps in mental health care

$1.2M in NSF funding supports researchers’ work to connect patients, clinicians more effectively.

Using Light to Attack Cancer

BIOE assistant professor awarded NIH R01 grant to develop two-pronged approach to treating certain cancers.

Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Research: Ray Tracing Inspires A New Approach

Stuart Laurence tests an improved method for measuring the aerodynamics of free-flying objects.

Seven Students Win 2021 Dean's Research Awards

From fabricated human tissue to Wifi beamed from space, awards recognize cutting-edge research

Galloway: Nature-Based Features Can Aid in Disaster Resilience

Expert on water resources testifies before Congress.

University of Maryland Engineers Have 3D Printed a Soft Robotic Hand That Can Play Nintendo

Achievement opens the door for new advances in soft robotics.

Multi-institutional Research Team Documents Quantum Melting of Wigner Crystals

The study marks a major step toward creating a system for studying quantum phase transitions.

A new way to monitor mental health conditions

With machine learning, Carol Espy-Wilson is developing a phone app that can measure depression symptoms using speech and video cues.

UMD Battery Technology Highlighted in Technical.ly

Maryland based battery company bringing UMD tech to market

Fired Up Over Inequities

A team of engineering undergraduates explores factors behind disproportionate fire risk in developing nations.

Three ECE Professors Ranked Top Scientists in the World by Guide2Research

They join seven other UMD faculty members breaking into the top 1000 scientist rankings based on their prolific research output.

UMD, UMBC, ARL Announce Cooperative Agreement to Accelerate AI, Autonomy in Complex Environments

The agreement leverages Maryland's national leadership in engineering, robotics, computer science, operations research, modeling and simulation, and cybersecurity.

UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at ICRA 2021

The 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021) will be held both in person and online from May 30 to June 5, 2021.

Student Researchers Recognized with Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Fourteen Clark School students pursuing their Ph.D.s in engineering have been awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships by the University of Maryland Graduate School.

AID India humanitarian group living up to its name in COVID crisis

Founded by University of Maryland students, the non-profit was recently recommended for donations in the New York Times.

Goulias Honored for Teaching Excellence

CEE faculty member wins Poole and Kent Teaching Award.

Building Energy Innovation in Maryland

Engineering Market Momentum

He Lab Taps Machine Learning to Improve Cell-Based Medicine

Technology could one day be used to improve stem cell-based therapies as well as treatment options for diabetes and infertility.

UMD GAMMA Group Awarded Best Paper and an Honorable Mention at IEEE VR 2021

The awarded work focuses on improving the efficiency of virtual agents used in areas like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), online learning, and virtual social interactions.

From Innovation to Inauguration

Pines Announces New Quantum Business Incubator, Presents Invention and Entrepreneurship Awards

Clark School Innovators Honored with Invention of the Year Award Nominations

Among the nine 2021 Invention of the Year nominees, four are led by or include Clark School researchers.

UMD Researchers to Design Greener Aircraft Engine

Professors Christopher Cadou and Eric Wachsman are developing a hybrid system for commercial aircraft.

Biofilm-fighting system for urinary catheters proves effective in simulated environment

The integrated system uses electricity impedance to monitor biofilm and treats it through the bioelectric effect.

The Internet of Bio-Nano Things

Researchers aim to bridge the gap between microelectronics and biological systems to create next-generation wearables.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

In memoriam: Dr. Radhakisan Baheti, NSF ECCS Program Director

Dr. Baheti passed away in March and will be greatly missed by ISR, ECE and the Clark School.

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

M. Stanley Whittingham Joins CREB Steering Committee

Whittingham won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with Li-ion batteries.

Clark School Mourns the Passing of Professor Linda Schmidt

Schmidt was a leader in innovative engineering design research activities and teaching techniques.

UMD Aero Students Awarded Patti Grace Smith Fellowship

Alexis Burris, Kirk “KJ” Mclean and Elias Hailu Daniel have been selected for the newly-launched program.

New undergraduate minor in robotics and autonomous systems

The Maryland Robotics Center will administer the program, which begins in Fall 2021.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

A fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD

Work Hard, Dream Big

Junior Benjamin Adarkwa Wins One of Six Inaugural Virgin Galactic BLAST Scholarships.

Fueling the Next Generation of Big Thinkers

Through the Engineering Diversity Initiative, Northrop Grumman supports the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering's mission to tip the scales for underrepresented students.

Paying It Forward with Double the Impact

Alumnus' commitment to the Maryland Promise Scholarship Program is a first for the Department.

ISR, HyNet and ARLIS team for 5G initiatives

The work, which began in 2016, has resulted in new testbeds, published research and collaborations with the federal government, industry and international partners.

Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance Expands Impact and Reach with Addition of 10 New Partners

The 24 MQA members are building a vibrant and diverse ecosystem designed to foster U.S. and regional leadership in the coming quantum technology revolution.

Search Initiated for New Clark School Dean

A national search has been initiated for a new Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

An Entrepreneur is Born

ChBE Alumni Joseph Sciamanna ('19) discusses how his stint at UMD led to the founding of his first company.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Fire ... in Space

A University of Maryland engineer's work aboard the International Space Station could lead to cleaner engines and power plants, and safer living conditions in space.

A. James Clark Scholars Program: Building Relationships that Lead to Success

Meet Kristen Yee, Steven Hu, and Meron Yonas as they offer a glimpse into what it means to be an A. James Clark Scholar at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Blown Away

UMD Research Seeks to Minimize Risks of Performing Together; New Tech Supports Students’ Learning

Making Success, and Giving, Seem Natural

More than 20 years after finishing his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Maryland, Chris Jones is still giving back.

Rejoining the Paris Accord: Scholars Respond

UMD's Deb Niemeier and other prominent researchers assess the new administration's course change on climate.

Huang, Stroka Labs Collaborate to Advance Understanding of Blood-Brain Barrier

BIOE assistant professors aim to develop techniques to target drugs to the central nervous system.

More Effective, Equitable Disaster Policy

Three leading disaster scientists--Deb Niemeier, Allison Reilly and A.R. Siders--present a roadmap for change.

Researchers Aim to Advance Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Progression

UMD,FDA researchers work to develop a technique to quickly measure the amount of amyloid plaque in the brain

Emerging from the fog: Little understood post-stroke cognitive issues verified

For the first time, researchers measure the physical evidence of diminished neural processing within the brain after a stroke.

‘Smellicopter’ drone uses live moth antenna to seek smells, avoid obstacles

Timothy Horiuchi is a co-author on the research published in IOP Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

Jacob, Qu Named IEEE Fellows

ECE professors elected fellows of world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

UMD-NIST Self-Directing AI System Discovers New Material

‘CAMEO’ identifies a new compound that’s useful for photonic devices and next generation computers.

Metallic Nanoarcs are Ready to Shine

MSE research group creates a blueprint for predicting the infrared spectra of plasmonic nanoarcs.

Remembering NSF ERC architect and leader Lynn Preston

Preston was a guide and friend to the Institute for Systems Research throughout its history.

Two Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Start-Ups Named to Governor’s Future 20 List

Ion Storage Systems and InventWood hailed as talented innovators

Liu Wins 2021 IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing

Professor K.J. Ray Liu received the award “for outstanding leadership in and pioneering contributions to signal processing for wireless sensing and communications.”

UMD Co-Leads Study That Could Aid Identification of Cell Defects

Siddhartha Das and collaborators find a link between DNA base pair mismatches and the location of supercoiling.

Mobile Device Data Could Boost Road Safety for Pedestrians

MTI’s Chenfeng Xiong wins USDOT Safety Data Initiative grant in collaboration with MDOT SHA.

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

Alum Himanshu Tyagi wins 2020 INSA Medal for Young Scientists

The Indian National Science Academy awards the medal for promise, creativity and excellence in a young scientist.

Spanning the Distance to K-12

The Women in Engineering Program shipped nearly 1,500 kits to middle and high school kids, concentrating on communities with traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM.

UMD Engineering Receives $22.8M from U.S. Army to Collaboratively Advance Additive Manufacturing Technology

The University of Maryland College Park's research partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will establish an ecosystem for revolutionary additive manufacturing technology and concepts to expedite national readiness and response.

Symptoms all in your head—or in your gut? Maybe a little of both.

UMD researchers are building an ingestible capsule that can monitor and model gut microbiome serotonin activity and help demystify the “gut-brain axis.”

FPE, UL and International Fire Safety Consortium Collaborate to Address Global Fire Safety Challenges

International funding, research and collaboration increase in line with loss of property and human life due to fire.

Paying It Forward

UMD Clark Scholars leverage philanthropy to support other students in the fight against COVID.

Calculating Uncertainties in Chaotic Turbulent Flow Models

New research led by UMD Professor Johan Larsson could enable cost-effective modeling and margin of error calculations for complex chaotic system simulations

History-Making Organ Flight Honored with Industry Award

 AUVSI’s XCELLENCE Awards Announced; UMD Wins in Humanitarian/Public Safety Category

Challenges and Opportunities: Student Internships During 2020

Four mechanical engineering students share their experiences.

Computer Algorithms Help Improve Emissions Control

Keystone Professor Teng Li uses machine learning to gauge the performance of single-atom catalysts.

One Size Does Not Fit All

To advance inclusive medical therapies and diversity in fundamental science, one Maryland engineer leads by example.

Striking Up the Band Again—Safely

Twin studies at UMD and the University of Colorado-Boulder help band and music ensemble directors mitigate COVID-19 risks.

Cornelia Fermüller is PI for 'NeuroPacNet,' a $1.75M NSF funding award

The resulting "network of networks" will further the scientific grand challenge of developing neuromorphic artificial intelligence.

Angela Sun Co-Founds COVID-19 Tutoring Platform Alongside Peers

Angela Sun, Kevin Tu, and Tesia Shi co-founded COVID-19 Tutors in April 2020.

Maryland engineers receive $10M to transform shellfish farming

The team will help farmers tap the economic potential and environmental benefits of shellfish aquaculture.

Sci-Fi Social Distancing?

Researchers tackle complexities of autonomous robots as a coronavirus solution.

Rewiring the Student Network

As curriculum shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark School discovered new ways for students to benefit from collaboration in class, engage with the university community, and build relationships with their peers.

Monitoring Wastewater for COVID-19

The earliest indicator of COVID-19 may not be what—or where—one expects.

UMD alumna Jeanette Epps Tapped for Boeing Starliner Spaceflight

 Epps (M.S. ’94, Ph.D. ‘00) will join the ISS crew during a mission planned for 2021.

Evensen Creates DIY COVID-19 Masks, Fundraises for Virus Relief

Ella Evenson and three biomedical engineering students from other universities created BMEast Masks.

UMD Launches Biocomputational Engineering Degree Program

New undergraduate degree merges biology, data science, and computer programming

Striking Up an Innovative Idea

Researchers’ Revamped Electronic Home Plate Adds Automation, Accuracy to Game.

Diamonds Shine a Light on Hidden Currents in Graphene

UMD Professor and Quantum Technology Center Director, Ronald Walsworth, and his colleagues, have developed a way to use diamonds to see the elusive details of electrical currents.

Navigating the "New Normal": A Role for UAS

COVID-19 has demonstrated possible future uses in public health emergencies, writes UMD's Matt Scassero.

Huang Receives NIH Trailblazer Award & NSF CBET Grant

BIOE assistant professor working to develop novel light-based technology to improve drug delivery

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Legacy through Impact: Dr. Darryll J. Pines

UMD President-Designate Darryll Pines inspires a culture of excellence at the Clark School, where everyone plays a part.

ECE Alumna Rose Faghih Named an MIT Technology Review 2020 Innovator Under 35

Faghih is one of 35 brilliant young entrepreneurs, inventors, visionaries, humanitarians and pioneers working to make the world a better place.

Devoted to Diversity

Alumna Sylvie DeLaHunt’s (’14, M.S. ’16) ongoing efforts to improve diversity and inclusion featured in Aerospace America.

Two University of Maryland Teams Selected for 2021 NASA M2M X-Hab Challenge

Competition challenges students to develop some of the next generation technologies to enhance NASA’s Moon to Mars space exploration missions.

Alumni-Run Company Vertex Aerospace Establishes New Scholarship in Engineering

Vertex Aerospace co-founders Nick Teti (mechanical engineering ’85) and Rommel Zara (aerospace engineering ’00) created a scholarship to support freshman engineering students from the Maryland region.

Engineering Robotic Starfish

Echinoderm-inspired robots could perform many difficult, dangerous tasks.

UAS Test Site Named as Finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Selection recognizes breakthrough flight delivering organ for transplant.

UMD Researchers Design ‘Open’ Lithium-ion Battery

The design bolsters both battery safety and performance.

UMD Research Lab Receives ARO Grant to Investigate Reconfigurable Nanoparticle Assemblies

Woehl research group will investigate fundamental aspects of chemical reaction driven nanoparticle assembly processes.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

Chunsheng Wang Named 1 of 10 Li-ion Battery Researchers to Watch

Wang, known for his versatile battery research, cited by Research Interfaces.

Alumnus Rajiv Laroia honored with IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

Laroia founded Flarion Technologies in 2000 and developed Flash-OFDM broadband wireless technology there.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Asteroids

Assistant Professor Christine Hartzell is a member of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Team exploring Asteroid Bennu.

New, superfast method for ceramic manufacturing could open door to AI-driven materials discovery

UMD engineers have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials.

BBI Launches QED ("Quarantine EDucation") Virtual Seminar Series

The series's inaugural presentation offers concrete strategies for parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Engineering Solutions: In the News

Clark School researchers are working to create solutions and pool resources in efforts to minimize the spread of the disease, provide critical aid to health care workers and their patients, and monitor the impact of social distancing and travel restrictions.

Maryland Engineers Open Door to Big New Library of Tiny Nanoparticles

A new study published in Science Advances expands the landscape of nanomaterials, and what we can do with them.

BIOE121 Students #KeepLearning with Take-Home Laboratory Kits

Angela Jones, Ph.D. created a series of innovative experiments that her students can perform at home.

Clark School faculty 'AIM-HI' to address major health challenges

The new UMB-UMCP program has announced its first grants for projects combining AI and medicine.

Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19

Student-faculty teams that write review articles for journals reap multiple benefits.

High-performance electrolyte solves battery puzzle

UMD poses answer to making a nanostructured battery: a better electrolyte

BGSS Hosts Virtual "Research and Pajamas" Events

BGSS has transformed its "Research and Pizza" in person events to virtual "Research and Pajamas" gatherings.

Protection Collections Abound for Local Health Care Workers

Campus units donate masks, gloves, and other much-needed supplies.

Improve the Outcome: Vascular Liver Tissue

Creating vascular organ tissue in a lab could open new doors to drug testing, disease modelling, and organ transplants.

Spread Hope: The "Smart Bra"

The "smart bra" is a low-cost wearable device that could conceivably detect breast cancer early enough for treatment.

FPE Launches the International Fire Safety Consortium

Trouvé and Stoliarov led the U21 International Fire Safety Consortium on campus last week.

Three Clark School Students Win Top Prize in the Hult@UMD Competition

Grody, Sturtevant and Rappaport take top spot with their patent-pending Hydraze solution.

AlphaGo family of AI programs grew from AMS simulation-based algorithms developed at UMD

New review article by original author Michael Fu traces game-playing AI programs to seminal 2005 paper in Operations Research.

UMD STEM Students Take the Stage in The Nutcracker

More than a dozen Ballet Company M dancers hail from science and engineering backgrounds

Brain and Behavior Initiative Hosts 3rd Annual Seed Grant Symposium

Researchers from across UMD convene to discuss the latest projects funded by BBI

UMD Alumna Demonstrates There are Many Roads to Becoming an Astronaut

NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Discusses her Experiences as an Aerospace Engineer

Additive Manufacturing and Ni-Ti Metal Bolster Cooling Technology

UMD’s Ichiro Takeuchi and team published in Science.

Student autonomous drone racing team takes 2nd place at IROS

'TurboTerps' flew their drone autonomously through a set of gates, completing 14 runs in 4:42.

Niemeier Explores Link Between Infrastructure, Inequity

An interview with the inaugural Clark Distinguished Chair and MTI faculty affiliate.

What’s Next for Next-Gen Batteries?

High-energy-density polymeric cathode for fast-charge sodium and multivalent batteries.

Envisioning the Future of Urban Transportation

Could lightweight electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft be a solution for urban congestion?

2019 Engie Fellowship Recipients Named

Jimmy Tancabel and Adelaide Mei Chun Nolan named as the 2019 Engie Fellowship Recipients

4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart

Researchers investigate new 4D printing techniques to control stem cell cardiomyogenesis.

UMD Alumni George Robinson Parlays Chemical Engineering Degree into Eco-friendly Business  

Robinson started Intercoastal Trading which focuses on reducing nitrogen and phosphorus output.

The Epic World of Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney ('93, mechanical engineering) is building the new frontier of gaming.

UMD Researchers Discover Nanoparticle-Like Behavior of a Liquid Drop Acts Like Velcro on Specially Designed Surfaces

Findings show a liquid drop might behave as a solid object in terms of wetting interactions when placed on a surface that is simultaneously deformable and liquid-repelling

Wood Fuels FAA’s Fire Research

UMD Student Jennifer Wood is using an FAA research grant to help the agency develop fire detection systems.

Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.

Engineering Sustainable Solutions…Globally!

CEE professors led sustainability-focused study abroad programs in Iceland and Italy.

Liu Named Distinguished University Professor

Prof. Liu has been named a University of Maryland distinguished university professor, the most prestigious internal honor on campus.

'Wood' You Like Some Fresh Water?

New treatment for wood could make a membrane to extract fresh water.

Do Good Robotics Start-Up Competition coming this fall

Deadline for submitting an application is July 30.

UMD Engineer Selected for Next Phase of Small Spacecraft Mission

Christine Hartzell is the mission scientist on one of three finalist missions selected by NASA for future small satellites.

Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface

A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling.

Aerospace Graduate's Gift Elevates Teacher's Legacy

Out of gratitude to his mentor, Jim Rand has made a generous gift to the Clark School in support of the Robert M. Rivello Scholarship.

Alumnus Chance Glenn Sr. named new University of Houston-Victoria provost

Glenn will become University of Houston-Victoria's provost and vice president for academic affairs starting August 5. 

Four BIOE Ph.D. Students Awarded NIH Fellowships

Students recognized for research in vaccine design, surgical sealants, pulmonary diseases, and multiple sclerosis. 

Golden Terps Shine at Spring 2019 Commencement

The Clark School honors this year's alumni celebrating the 50th, 55th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries of their University of Maryland graduations.

Two Clark School Faculty Named Finalists of Prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Hafezi and Hu are among 31 of the nation's rising stars who will compete for three Blavatnik National Awards.

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.
 

Cooling Wood: An Eco-Friendly Building Material

UMD and Boulder engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling

2019 Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards

Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognize distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

CECD Celebrates Twenty Years of Research and Education Excellence

The Center for Engineering Concepts Development celebrated its distinguished history and decades of accomplishments during their 20th Anniversary and Middleton Luncheon.

Partnering for Quantum Leaps

For many UMD researchers, partnering with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is key.

Have You Seen this Cube?

When an important WWII atomic relic turned up out of the blue, two Maryland researchers wanted to know: what happened to the other 658 of them?

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

The groundbreaking effort by Maryland faculty and researchers could help expand donor access to transplantation.

Four BIOE Students Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Students recognized for research in immunoengineering, regenerative medicine, and more.

Timothy J. Regan to deliver Kirlin/Whiting-Turner Lecture on April 18

Timothy J. Regan, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner, will share insights gained during his career.

Realistic simulator improves safety of self-driving vehicles before road testing

Data-driven tech combines photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral info into autonomous driving simulator.

The Buddy System: Human-Computer Teams

The combination of a human facial recognition expert teamed with a computer running ML analyses of facial image data provides the most accurate facial identification.

Wood-based Technology Creates Electricity from Heat

Briber, Das and Hu make novel heat-conversion membrane

Radioactive Material Detected Remotely Using Laser-induced Electron Avalanche Breakdown

New method developed by UMD researchers could be scaled up to improve security at ports of entry

Engineering Solutions for Burn Wounds

Fischell Fellow Javier Navarro-Rueda recognized for tissue engineering research.

Manocha Talks Robotics at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting

Manocha discusses his research on robot planning, human-robot interaction, and autonomous driving.

Study Outlines Targeted Treatment Option for Aggressive Breast Cancer

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

UMD auditory cortex research featured in Nature Neuroscience

Study reveals how the brain nimbly and rapidly change responses to incoming sensory stimuli depending upon the cognitive context of the moment.

UMD Welcomes Inaugural Class of Distinguished A. James Clark Scholars

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland welcomes 10 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its inaugural class of A. James Clark Scholars.

It takes a swarm: These robots talk to each other, make decisions as a group

"Power in numbers" is how Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, approaches robot decision making.

Hopping Over Traffic

Joint project aims to design an air taxi that could “hop” from Baltimore to D.C. in 15 minutes.

What Does a Pair of Dice Have to Do With Disaster Recovery?

Resilience experts use gaming techniques and more to understand utility operator behaviors.

New pyroelectric system transmits power wirelessly, harvesting and storing energy from heat source

This is the first time high-frequency-cycled pyroelectric energy conversion has been successfully combined with the ability to recharge batteries.

Feathers Not Included

Ph.D. student Lena Johnson is working on Robo Raven, a bird-inspired unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Pristine quantum light source created at the edge of silicon chip

Researchers have demonstrated a new approach that enables different devices to repeatedly emit nearly identical single photons.

Tunable Thermal 'Switch' Discovered in Squid-based Biomaterials

Collaborative research team hopes to apply technology to textiles.

UMD Wins Vertical Flight Society's Student Design Competition

Graduate and undergraduate teams receive top honors.

Advance could yield safer, longer-range electric car batteries

Chemical engineers pack more energy in same space for reliable battery.

Research Team Defines the Perovskite ‘Humidity Loop’

Study published in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Alumna Mingyan Liu named ECE chair at University of Michigan

Liu earned MSSE and PhD degrees at Maryland, advised by John Baras.

UMD engineers, colleagues work to triple the energy storage of lithium-ion batteries

Researchers have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries.

Study validates face recognition experts, but shows humans perform best with an AI partner

New research combines computer vision research, forensic science, and psychology.

Elon Musk Tweets Back

A question and answer session with Quinn Kupec, an undergraduate researcher in Aerospace Engineering, who recently grabbed the attention of Elon Musk.

Acts of Kindness Create a Philanthropist

Alumnus creates the Rattan L. Khosa Graduate Endowed Scholarship in Structural Engineering.

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea

New research could help explain why nature still beats robots, and describes how machines might take the lead.

Three BIOE Professors Awarded NIH R01s in as Many Months

Drs. Jewell, Scarcelli, and Jay were awarded a collective total of $5.4 million in NIH R01 funding this spring.

Cuff, Scale, and Smartphone

New blood pressure monitoring technologies could enhance accuracy and accessibility.

Transforming Medicine, Impacting Health

While many freshmen were acclimating to college life, a team of first-year students was adjusting to life as biotech inventors.

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

An electric vehicle charger innovation takes home top honors for Invention of Year.

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

Researchers revive an old chemistry with a new electrolyte.

Four Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

DURIP supports university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense.

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

Maryland's is among the first “core swarm sprints” projects awarded in DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program.

Scientists Mix the Unmixable to Create 'Shocking' Nanoparticles

Researchers are the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eight distinct elements generally known to be immiscible.

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

2018 Engineering Sustainability Day

Join us for an energetic discussion!

Strength in Numbers, Especially Family Groups

UMD ChBE researchers develop a cluster of azo materials for use in alkali-ion batteries.

New Fuel Cell has Exceptional Power Density and Stability

Discovery presents a significant step toward lower fuel cell costs and more sustainable energy.

New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road

Clark School welcomes Dr. William Regli

Regli, formerly of DARPA, is the sixth director of the Institute for Systems Research.

Spheres of attraction, brought together by quantum physics

Researchers use an atomic force microscope to measure the Casimir force between two spheres.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

FPE Alumna Jamie McAllister Wears Multiple Hats in the Fire Protection Arena

McAllister was also recently profiled in Fire Protection Engineering magazine.

Students Get Ready for Advanced Degrees at GEM GRAD Lab

The event drew students from across the Maryland–DC–Virginia area to learn about and prepare for grad school.

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections

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

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Team Maryland Wins Silver at the 2017 Solar Decathlon

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift

Empowering Voices in Engineering

Moving towards a more diverse and inclusive campus.

ChBE101 Students Participate in Pilot Student-Mentoring Program

Program designed and implemented by ChBE Lecturer, Deborah Goldberg.

MSE Research Group’s Invited Perspective Published in ACS Energy Letters

Marina Leite and her team offer insight into the future of solar cell technology.

FPE Professor Peter Sunderland Designated PI on Upcoming NIST and NSF Projects

Grant money will be used in research aimed at developing wild-fire suppression methods, and cleaner, more efficient internal combustion engines.

Duncan Awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award

Newly appointed BIOE assistant professor recognized for efforts to advance pulmonary health research

Student Spotlight: Kameron Sheppard

The Maryland native's interest in computer engineering began with Python.

William Regli named sixth director of ISR

Regli, an ISR alumnus, will begin his appointment in January 2018.

3D-Printed Evaporator is Sustainable Approach to Water Shortage

The evaporator uses solar energy to efficiently purify water.

Thomas E. Murphy Reappointed as Director of IREAP

Thomas E. Murphy Reappointed as Director of IREAP

Student Spotlight: Helen Lan ('17)

Where is she now? An update on Helen Lan, featured on the spring 2015 cover of E@M magazine.

BIOE Researcher Works to Advance MS, Autoimmune Disease Research

Ph.D. student Lisa Tostanoski recognized with Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

New Class Inducted into Order of the Engineer

Clark School students make a commitment to integrity and responsibility in the engineering profession.

Transportation@Maryland Workshop Promotes Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration on Future Mobility Systems

Participants included researchers from 10 colleges and 15 research centers.

Chem-E Car Set to Compete in National Competition

The UMD team placed 5th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, securing their spot for Nationals in October.

University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues

UMD to Collaborate with Rice University, Wake Forest to Advance 3-D Printing Applications for Regenerative Medicine

Government, Industry, Academia Representatives Collaborate to Advance Medical Device Innovation in Maryland

Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, RTI International draw capacity crowd to March 7th event.

Up, up and Away, Professor Mary Bowden Launches Student Success through the Balloon Payload Program

Bowden inspires students, recognized with WIA 2016 Aerospace Educator Award.

A nerve modeled on a battery

NEES PI helps make new organic artificial synapse

FPE Remembers Professor Harry Hickey

Dr. Harry E. Hickey passed this morning after battling Alzheimer's.

To the Stars: UMD Alumna to Be First African-American Crew Member on the International Space Station

UMD alumna and NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps makes history as first African-American ISS crew member.

BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via Electrodes

System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices.

Cumings and Drisko Published in Nature Communications

Small defects can make whole materials frustrated.

President Obama names Michael Rotkowitz a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The PECASE is the highest federal government honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.

Gov Hogan Announces UMD’s Role in $65M Environmental Agenda

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced $7.5 million in funding to create the Green Energy Institute.

UMD Researchers Find Ultra-thin Solution to Primary Obstacle in Solid-State Battery Development

Clark School researchers are developing game-changing solid-state battery technology

UMD Receives $1M in Federal Funding to Help Increase Number of Minority Students Graduating with STEM Degrees

Increasing the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students in STEM.

Jewell Lab Teams up with Veterans Affairs to Advance Multiple Sclerosis Research

BIOE, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and others collaborate in the name of human health innovation.

A Continuum of Giving: Jim Kinkead

The legacy of A. James Clark, eponym of the Clark School, lives on in the spirit of alumni whose generosity continues to support the foundation he built.

Giving through Social Entrepreneurship

The Engineering for Social Change class introduces young engineers to the ideas of social change and social entrepreneurship.

UMD's Technica Expected to Be Largest All-Women Hackathon in U.S.

This weekend, the University of Maryland will host an anticipated 800 women for Technica.

UMD Donates Helicopter, Loans Wind Tunnel to College Park Aviation Museum

Museum to use donations for educational programs to inspire and teach the next generation.

Muro Develops Technique to Improve Oral Drug Delivery Using Targeted Nanocarriers

Associate Professor Silvia Muro (Joint, IBBR) and fellow UMD researchers are working to improve oral drug delivery to targets by protecting against the effects of gastric conditions.

It’s not your ears, it’s your brain

UMD neuroscience research shows older adults’ brain processing contributes to diminished speech comprehension, even with normal hearing.

John S. Baras inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame

Baras created algorithms and protocols by which Internet services can be delivered over satellite.

UMD Center for Disaster Resilience Leads Hill Discussion on D.C. Flood Risk

CEE faculty partner with Congresswoman Holmes Norton to emphasize importance of resilience in the nation's capital.

UMD Bioengineers Work to Reprogram Lymph Node Function to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

Jewell Research Lab Publishes Findings in Cell Reports Journal

Wood Windows are Cooler than Glass

A study by engineers at the University of Maryland shows that natural microstructures in transparent wood are the key to lighting & insulation advantages.

White Named University of Maryland 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

BIOE associate chair and director of undergraduate studies honored during 21st Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference.

Could Standing On A Scale Give You Better Insights Into Your Cardiovascular Health?

New research published in Scientific Reports could lead to improving non-invasive cardiovascular health monitoring.

Newly Discovered Blue Whirl Fire Tornado Burns Cleaner for Reduced Emissions; Could Lead to Better Oil Spill Cleanup

Clark School researchers describe a previously unobserved flame phenomenon in a new peer-reviewed paper.

Jewell Research Lab Explores New Therapies for Treatment of Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation awards Prof. Jewell $500,000 grant to study vaccine for diabetes.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

UMD Concrete Canoe Team Celebrates Second Consecutive ASCE Mid-Atlantic Win

Team places first in races and the design category, and second in the product display category.

UMD Transportation Experts in the News: WMATA’s SafeTrack Plan

UMD experts are using transportation modeling and simulation technologies to help commuters make informed decisions.

First 3D Bioprinted Placenta Model for Study of Preeclampsia Created

Scientists are the first to create a 3D bioprinted placenta model and use it to study preeclampsia, a life-threatening pregnancy complication.

More Salt, More Power: UMD, ARL Researchers Building Better Batteries

A team of researchers at UMD, ARL, and colleagues have developed a battery that is at once safer, cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more powerful - by adding a pinch of salt.

A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications

Transparent wood made at UMD could create new windows, cars and solar panels

Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold

Scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys.

Garrett Wessler Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

UMD undergraduate student one of 2,000 award recipients for the 2016 competition.

UMD to Host 2016 FIRST Robotics District Championship

Student Teams Build, Battle Robots to Secure Spot in International Championship

Forum Highlights Inclusion in Engineering

The Clark School hosted A Day of Inclusive Excellence in late March 2016.

UMD Students Head to SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend

UMD led team aims to build cutting edge prototype for the next generation of transportation.

Alumnus Amr Adly Promoted to Vice President at Cairo University

Dr. Adly leads research efforts in new position at Cairo University.

DeLaHunt Receives Honorable Mention in ASEE Diversity Essay Content

Aerospace Engineering graduate student Sylvie DeLaHunt recognized by ASEE for her essay “Overcoming obstacles and creating positive change."

New Report Gives Guidance on Growing Baltimore Medical Device Community

Attracting mid- to large-sized medical device companies through established innovation hubs is the biggest key to growing Baltimore into a major medical device technology sector

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

Visionary choreographer Huang Yi performs at Maryland, visits Robot Realization Lab

Yi programs a KUKA industrial robot to dance with humans in his work.

Beshr and Eldeeb Named GDF-Suez Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellows

Mechanical Engineering graduate students Mohamed Beshr and Radia Eldeeb awarded 2015 GDF-Suez Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowships.

Liu Awarded 2016 IEEE Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award

Prolific Researcher Recognized for Exceptional Teaching and Mentoring

Alumnus Wins Canada's Killam Award

Jie Chen recognized for outstanding scholarship and substantial contributions to the scientific community.

New Battery Demonstrates “Sweet Spot” of Electrolyte Thickness and Composition

Atom-scale synthesis makes highly conductive LiPON for solid-state battery

CYC Students Learn About Sustainable Energy

The University of Maryland Center for Young Children (CYC) Tour UMERC

UMD Team Wins 2015 Robo-Ops and Sets New Course Record

Maryland students and their rover 'Frigg' win first place at the 2015 Robo-Ops Competition.

AFSA Announces UMD Legacy Campaign Support

Sponsorship helps strengthen Fire Protection Engineering's undergraduate curriculum.

Members of NEES Gather for 2015 Spring Accomplishment Meeting

Poster session, in-depth discussions, presentations.... and hiking

UMD Center for Disaster Resilience Leads Efforts to Create a National Resilience Scorecard

CEE researchers host "Building Blocks for a National Resilience Scorecard" workshop.

BGE's Calvin Butler to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks

CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to speak on May 22.

Emissions from Natural Gas Wells May Travel Far Downwind

New study sees steep rise in ethane accompanying the rise in fracking.

Lacey Wins Nat'l Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Award supports graduate student’s study of printed and flexible electronics and batteries.

Undergrads Host AIChE Conference; Chem-E Car Shelldon Heads to National Competition

AIChE welcomes more than 300 chemical engineering students from more than two dozen schools.

Invention of the Year Nominee: Method for Extracting ENF Signals from Video

Invention offers security, forensic, and historic preservation applications

Gastfriend Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

National award supports outstanding undergraduates pursuing careers in research.

Invention of the Year Finalist: Intra-Lymph Node Cancer Vaccination Delivery

Jewell develops potent and selective vaccine delivery technique targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases

Hubbard and Wissa Collaborators on ASME Best Paper in Structures

Professor James E. Hubbard, Jr. and Aerospace Engineering Alumna Aimy Wissa (Ph.D., '14) collaborate on winning ASME paper.

UMD To Celebrate Innovations and Partnerships April 29

Nine nominees for Invention of the Year to be recognized at annual event

UMD Partners with Army to Launch Extreme Battery Research Center

New center cofounded by ChBE professor Chunsheng Wang.

Pines Recognized with Maryland Speaker's Medallion

Annual award recognizes outstanding service to the state.

ASCE Maryland Hosts Inaugural “Suit Up & Be Civil” Event

Nearly 200 gather for UMD American Society of Civil Engineers event.

UMD Engineers & Tight End Team Up on "Catchy" New Football Product

Grip Boost gel restores gloves to like-new condition for a fraction of the cost of new ones.

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year (VIDEO)

Materials Science professors receive awards from the Md. Academy of Sciences and Md. Science Center.

Searching for Replacements for Rare Earth Elements in Permanent Magnets

Fackler’s exploration of vicalloy using combinatorial materials synthesis wins awards.

You Can Help Our Chem-E Car, Testudo Mobile, Get Competition-Ready!

Launch UMD helps team raise funds for upgrades, travel to national competition.

Virtual Demonstrations and Crowdsourcing Could Lead Advancements in Autonomous Robots

UMD researchers discuss new approaches to imitation learning for robots in ASME's Mechanical Engineering's September issue.

Kusimo Selected for a 2014 Women of Color Student Leadership Award

Mechanical Engineering senior Abisola Kusimo selected as a 2014 Women of Color Student Leadership Award recipient.

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

Beyond “Six Nines”: Ultra-enriched Silicon for Quantum Computing

MSE student part of NIST team pursuing near-perfect crystals.

UMD Alumnus Wins Top Spot in Infiniti's Performance Engineering Academy

Eric LaRoche (B.S., '14) secures a 12-month dream job with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four years

The center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage.

Inaugural Project Management Symposium Draws Capacity Crowd

More than 250 project management professionals gathered at the University of Maryland June 9-10 for the inaugural Project Management Symposium.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Room To Move: Spacing Graphite Layers Makes a Better Battery Anode

New process designed to make Na-ion batteries an effective alternative to Li-ion.

UMD Receives $4.5M for Science of Security "Lablet"

The funding is for new scientific methodologies and tools related to cybersecurity.

Materials Science Alumna Wins University’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

Jane Cornett (Ph.D. ’13) recognized for work in thermoelectrics.

University of Maryland Baltimore & College Park Campuses To Offer Joint M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine and Bioengineering

Program will promote human health through engineering principles and medical science.

Shaking Things Up: UMD Engineering Students Build Innovative Solution to Help Save Honey Bees

Undergrads gain hands-on experience helping biologists build solutions for critical honey bee issue.

Bergbreiter and Paley Honored at White House Ceremony

UMD researchers were honored yesterday at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Chem-E Car Team Heads to Finals!

New vehicle debuted at regional competition.

Rafael Setra Named One of Three 2014 UMD Goldwater Scholars

Electrical Engineering and Math major was one of three University of Maryland students selected

Bergles Passes at 78

Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering Dr. Arthur S. Bergles passes at 78.

Student Innovators to Converge at University of Maryland for Bitcamp

"Hackathon" event to showcase student-made technology creations

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Awards $4.1 Million to 15 Maryland Industry/Academic Teams to Develop Technology Products

Green technologies, oyster farming, Chesapeake Bay-saving and medical inventions dominate the funding round.

OmniSpeech to Demonstrate Technology at 2014 CES International

Professor Carol Espy-Wilson's company, OmniSpeech, will debut its groundbreaking speech extraction technology at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.

Elaine Gessow Passes at 88

Wife of former UMD Aerospace Engineering Chair and helicopter pioneer passes away peacefully.

Tavis Smiley and UMD Announce Seven Finalists for $75K Social Innovation Challenge

Finalists selected among 56 entries representing 23 states nationwide and District of Columbia.

Humbert Weighs in on Amazon's Drone Delivery Program in Washington Business Journal

Director of UMD's Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory speaks about challenges facing Amazon's drone delivery program.

Inaugural Mpact Week Showcases UMD Innovations, Robotics, Bioengineering

Over a thousand visit College Park campus for Mpact Week events.  

Schultheis to Lead New UMD Regulatory Science Initiative

Former FDA branch chief to guide UMD effort to help improve food, drug, and medical device safety.

NSF-Backed DC I-Corps Kicks Off First Cohort with 20 Federal Laboratory, University and Regional Inventors, Entrepreneur Teams

The Silicon Valley-tested, Lean Startup-based initiative is slated to train 300 top entrepreneurial research teams over three years.

ECE Students Take Top Prize at Michigan Hackathon for Intelligent Trashcan

Three ECE students win MHacks, a hackathon with more than 1200 students competing.

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26

Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Bacteria Prowl for Pathogen Prey

Alumnus Matthew Wook Chang's custom E. Coli target hospital-acquired infections.

UMD Energy Innovations Featured Prominently in the News

Clark School energy research, including solid oxide fuel cells and wood battery, featured in variety of mainstream media outlets.

UMD Chasing and Flocking Research Offers Implications for Engineered Networks of Robots

New models and equations aid in understanding of natural phenomena, have implications for engineered networks of robots.

Championing Our Nation's Water Resource Infrastructure

Prof. Gerald Galloway testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Meet the Potential Future of Electricity Generation

Redox Power Systems, UMD develop breakthrough fuel cells to provide efficient, affordable electricity.

CyberSTEM Camp Inspires Middle School Girls

The five day experience included hands-on activities.

Inaugural UMD Business Model Challenge Winners Announced

Wheel Shields and UMDTutor2Go received top honors at the event.

Twomey Wins Wylie Fellowship

Award supports grad student's work in potential therapies for tissue regeneration.

Rosenberg: HHMI Fellowship Supports Research on Osteoarthritis

BioE senior recognized for work in Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab.

UMD's Mtech Pronounces: Business Plan Pitches Are Dead

New Business Model Challenge focuses on business model generation, customer development and pivoting.

Wuttig Honored at National Meeting of the Materials Research Society

Professor's 80th birthday, career celebrated in special symposium.

U-Md. Morpheus Lab Establishes Alexander Brown Center for Adaptive Technology

The New Center Memorializes Alexander Brown in its Efforts to Innovate

Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship Competition

Clark School of Engineering undergrads help middle and high school students prepare, compete.

Researchers Expose the Human Side of Cybercrime

UMD's Michel Cukier and David Maimon collaborate to explore hacker behavior.

UMD Students Visit Congress to Raise Visibility for Science, Engineering and Technology

UMD's Student Chapter of the Electrochemical Society met with Congress on March 12-13 to show value of R&D funding.

Quantum Dot Commands Light

Researchers harness the quantum nature of light and semiconductors to expand the capabilities of computers.

UMD and JHU Students Join Forces for Research Day

"Amplifying the Field" celebrates undergraduate contributions to biomedical research.

Researchers Gain Insight into the 'Cocktail Party Effect' That Helps Us Focus in Noisy Environments

UMD's Jonathan Simon works with Columbia colleague to unlock mystery inside human brain.

Nano ‘Beads on a String’ Could Advance Battery Technology

Pulsing with lithium, tiny silicon beads on a nanotube hold promise for better batteries

2013 WIE DREAM Conference Inspires High School Students' Passion for Engineering

Women in Engineering event attracts 600 high school participants and their families.

UMD, GWU, and VT Awarded $3.75M by NSF to Launch Regional I-Corps Node for National Innovation Network

Initiative to Train 300 of the Top Entrepreneurial Research Teams from U.S. Universities, Federal Labs

UMD Freshmen Take Second Place in Global "Code Wars"

Computer Engineering freshmen compete with students from top universities around the world to solve programming problem.

STEM service: January 2013 robotics workshop

Mentors and high school students build and program robots on campus

Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy Technologies

Publication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.

Record Breaking Year for Women in Engineering

The Clark School celebrates with an alumnae reception and new WIE Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

"Could We Have Been Better Prepared?"

New National Academies Report urges need for disaster resilience.

Merrill Presidential Scholars Honored

Three Clark School students and their college and high school mentors recognized.

Choi Named 2012 Fischell Fellow

Bioengineering graduate student studies imaging, simulations.

Long-Term Sea Level Rise Could Cost Washington, D.C., Billions

Clark School study predicts damage from sea level rise brought on by global warming.

$1 Million for Traffic Surveillance Research

Federal Highway Administration funds work of Chris Davis, Stuart Milner involving cooperating cameras.

Maryland Remains a Top School for Entrepreneurially-Minded Students

UMD has moved up to 14th on the undergraduate list - up from 18th last year, and 24th for graduate this year.

FDA Leaders, Industry Call for Major Strides in Regulatory Science at UM CERSI Day

Over 150 government, industry, academic representatives attend new center's showcase event.

All-In-One: $300K for Development of Interface-Free Battery

National Science Foundation supports C. Wang's efforts to create a single material for anode, electrolyte, and cathode.

Clark School Students Win National Energy Competition

Mechanical engineering students' air conditioning project takes first place in Department of Energy competition.

Jewell Joins Bioengineering Faculty

Professor seeks new treatments for type 1 diabetes, other autoimmune diseases.

Fair Showcases Summer Undergraduate Research

Twenty-two top students from across the country demonstrate faculty-advised research projects.

Clark School Assists with Star Spangled Sailabration

Applied Technology and Traffic Analysis Program employed during major Baltimore event.

SafeLiCell Takes 2nd at Green Business Plan Competition

BioE undergrad's presentation on novel battery tech wins $10K.

Gamera Highlighted at College Park Aviation Museum

See exhibit of record-setting Gamera I, including 20-foot rotor, before this summer's flight of Gamera II.

Solares Wins Department of Energy's Early Career Award

Mechanical engineering professor to use atomic force microscopy to study real-time degradation of fuel cells and batteries.

Award Supports Development of Safer Batteries for Biomedical Devices

Sophomore Mian Khalid wins prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship for work with Kofinas Group.

World's Smallest Battery: How Small is Too Small?

Electrolyte determines just how thin a nanoscale lithium battery can be.

ChBE Undergrads Win 5 of 29 Prestigious Industrial Internships

"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships.

New Barrier Gel Will Improve Analysis of Blood Samples

Ragahavan, colleagues create UV-curable polymer that more effectively separates cells from serum.

Engineering freshmen volunteer for FIRST Robotics "Rebound Rumble"

Engineering freshmen build the field and help teams in the pits.

Protecting Cultural Heritage

Clark School, Smithsonian to develop and test system for measuring moisture in at-risk architecture and art.

NSF Grant to Help Monitor and Protect Endangered Species

Clark School, National Geographic, Princeton to build wireless network of animal-borne embedded devices to track wildlife.

Hicks Named Permanent Director of Cybersecurity Center

ECE-affiliated Associate Professor Michael Hicks has been selected to serve as the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center's new director.

$2.3 Million for Transportation Lab Project

Department of Homeland Security boosts funding for D.C.-area information-sharing network.

Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team

Praise for team entered into the Congressional Record.

Hundreds Flock to 2011 Maryland Robotics Day

Professionals and budding engineers take in speakers, demonstrations, labs.

Gamera Team Honored

Human-powered helicopter effort wins American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Achievement Award for 2011.

AGRC is a Vertical Lift Rotorcraft Center of Excellence

Gessow Rotorcraft Center part of a $7 million research effort.

Clark School Students Assist STEM Program

Undergrads serve as team captains in Viva TechnologyTM high school outreach activities.

Averting Bridge Disasters

Alumnus Kalantari creates technology and company to save lives, improve maintenance.

ASME Dedicates Conference to Bar-Cohen

Mechanical engineering society's InterPACK event honors former ME chair.

FAA Approves NEXTOR II Research Contract

Aviation operations collaboration is worth up to $60 million over length of contract.

CATT Game Builders Win with "scrEWEd"

Researchers who make training games for first responders win local Global Game Jam.

Bad Virus Put to Good Use

In breakthrough batteries, virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity 10-fold.

Baras is co-PI on NSF cyber-physical systems award

Research is contributing to cost effective development and deployment of many safety and security-critical cyber-physical systems.

Susan Frazier's Campus Memorial Services

Please join the Clark School and university in remembering distinguished staff member.

UMD Announces New Cybersecurity Center

Stresses 'more-than-tech' solutions for government and private sectors.

Sirius Co-Founder to be Honored

Alumnus Briskman newest Innovation Hall of Fame honoree.

Ohadi Returns to the Clark School

Professor served as the provost and acting president of the Petroleum Institute.

Students Visit Walter Reed Prosthetics Lab

Science, Technology and Society Program sees fabrication, rehabilitation facilities.

A Longer Life for Lithium Ion Batteries

Wang, Guo create longer-lasting electrode using 3D polymer structure, silicon nanoparticles.

Calabrese Studies Gulf Oil, Nuclear Waste

Chemical engineering professor plans to share experiences with students this fall.

Cumings Receives DOE Grant

Materials group's nanotube study could improve computer processor, turbine generator efficiency.

OmniSpeech Wins $50K SAIC-VentureAccelerator Competition

Novel technology to make speech clear for mobile phones, related communications.

175 Percent More Efficient Refrigeration

Clark School team develops "smart" alloy for cooling systems.

Article by auditory researchers appears in Nature Neuroscience

This is the second article by the group to appear in the journal in 2010.

Alumnus Wins World Nuclear University Fellowship

Quynh Nguyen (Ph.D. '03, chemical engineering) attends Summer Institute at Oxford.

Synchronized Swimming for Submarines

Paley studies schooling fish to improve motion coordination in unmanned vehicle teams.

Upcoming Maryland Day Highlights

Visit the Clark School Saturday for demonstrations, hands-on activities and more.

A Tree in Your Tank?

$3.2M NSF grant funds effort to transform poplar trees into biofuel.

NVIDIA Corp. Recognizes UM

Maryland joins prominent network of 10 institutions worldwide focused on parallel computing.

Remedium Wins $10K in Global Security Challenge

Student start-up company’s blood-clotting foam "most promising" in international competition.

Alum's Gift Honors Inspirational Professor

Charles E. Waggner '54 establishes Goodings Professorship, advances Great Expectations Campaign.

Educating the World's Kids One Laptop at a Time

ChBE undergraduate brings One Laptop Per Child program to Madagascar.

Youn, Cumings Receive NRC Grant

Young faculty development award will support research on nuclear system reliability.

WIE Advocate Named BAE Systems, Inc., CEO

Linda Hudson will continue on Women in Engineering Program board.

Srivastava Earns Grant for Thermal Management

NSF grant for research to reduce carbon footprint of large data-storage centers.

$2M for New Magnetometer Technology

Ultra-sensitive devices for threat detection, biomedical apps earn Takeuchi, collaborators DARPA grant.

Cumings Leads EFRC Nanowire Team

Research designed to increase effectiveness of lithium ion batteries.

Abed to Join UAE University

ISR director, ECE professor named dean of UAEU's College of Information Technology.

Fischell, Alumni to Be Honored

Gala to recognize bioengineering benefactor, Chan-Mo Park and Anh Duong.

NanoCenter Improves Energy Storage Options

Maryland NanoCenter researchers create new device to store electrical energy.

Professor and Innovator Hung C. Lin Dies at 89

Campus memorial service to be held Wednesday, March 25 at 3:00 pm in the University Chapel.

Cancer Detection Research Wins Grant

Prevent Cancer Foundation to support Chen's biopsy guidance technique.

Southern Maryland Partnership Announced

Academic institutions, Navy announce engineering education and research program in Southern Maryland.

Fisher Speaks at Maryland Stem Cell Symposium

Presents work on treatment of traumatic facial injuries.

O'Malley Announces $250K Seed Capital Fund

Mtech to administer funds for startups that help Chesapeake Bay.

Reducing Our Lead Footprint

Clark School engineers discover new material to reduce lead in electronics, landfills.

"Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

Now That's Cool

Clark School engineers out to thaw the mysteries of ice.

Cumings Discusses Crane Collapses Online

Professor consulted for Washington Post story.

Robotics Course Drives Students to Succeed

Class captures real-world challenges with open-ended problems, team-based collaboration.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Six winners were selected from eight finalist teams.

From the Racetrack to the Airwaves

Local NBC station to feature Roy McCauley, Clark School/Terps Racing alum.

Christou Designs Better Lasers for Threat Detection

New lasers are tunable, span longer wavelengths.

Faghih Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

Undergraduate one of only 36 U.S. EE students to be awarded funding.

New Advance in Biochip Research

Microfactories for drug research are one step closer to reality.

TAP Assists in Biofuel Advance

Zymetis Inc. expands Bay-derived technology as newest incubator company.

Modern Marvels to Feature CATT Lab

CATT Lab will be highlighted on the History Channel February 28 at 8 p.m. (EST).

Supercomputer Gets a Name

Connecticut resident wins Clark School's Supercomputer Naming Contest with "ParaLeap."

Krizek Comments Now Available

Read Innovation Hall of Fame member's remarks on unique character of engineers.

Preparing for Real-Life Disasters, Virtually

Clark School develops online training environment for emergency responders.

ECE Professor Introduces New "Desktop Supercomputing"

Uzi Vishkin's group develops first easy-to-program parallel processing supercomputer prototype.

Dean Chang to Direct MTECH Ventures

Fifteen-year Silicon Valley veteran, graduate of MIT, Stanford and Wharton to lead programs.

Traffic Operations Academy Produces Experts

New civil engineering initiative graduates first class of students.

"Virus Sponge" Could Improve Flu Treatments

New discovery can filter a patient's blood in a process similar to dialysis.

Fischell Addresses Freshman in "Dialogue"

Bioengineering benefactor lectures on "Engineering for Humanity, Fun and Profit."

AnthroTronix to be Mentored by Lockheed Martin

$1.9 million DoD contract to help company develop robot control system.

Mingyan Liu Promoted at University of Michigan

ECE/ISR alumna is named associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

ECE-Mentored Girl Scouts Inspire

Team awarded medals for educational game at TOYchallenge 2006 competition.

Murphy Receives NSF CAREER Award

ECE Assistant Professor Thomas E. Murphy was given a $400,000 NSF CAREER award

New Space Robotics Institute Funded by Congress

Congress has allocated $3.5 million for the creation of a new space robotics institute that will be led by Clark School researchers.

$30 Million Clark Endowment Revolutionizes Undergraduate Education at the Clark School

The A. James Clark Scholarship Endowment will provide financial support for Clark School undergraduate engineering students.

Holloway is NSF Outstanding Advisor of the Year

At the FutureTruck 2003 Awards Ceremony, Professor of Mechanical Engineering David Holloway received National Science Foundation Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002

Radermacher inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame

Dr. Reinhard Radermacher, professor, inducted into A. James Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame.