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Link, Ed

Link, Ed

Senior Research Engineer
Civil and Environmental Engineering

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1976
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 1973
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 1968

 

 

  • Water resources policy and management
  • Natural disaster mitigation
  • Remote sensing

 

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’s first-ever solid-state battery pilot production line launches

Ion Storage Systems holds commissioning ceremony

Groundbreaking Plasma Innovation Shines as Invention of the Year

Maryland Engineers Take Home Top Prize at 2024 Innovate Maryland

ECE Ph.D. Student Wins UMD 3MT Competition

Anirudh Nakra Studying Microplastics using Quantum Methods

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.

Join Us at the First Annual Capstone Design Expo

You can meet Clark School students, faculty, and staff; recruit new employees from among our talented students; and see great ideas transformed into reality.

Celebrating Women's History Month 2024

We are proud to celebrate Women’s History Month.

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.

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.

Ingestible Capsule Technology Research on Front Cover of Journal

University of Maryland researchers published in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Fischell Institute's Black History Month Spotlight: Corinne Martin

Corinne Martin is a senior bioengineering student in Fischell Institute Fellow, BIOE, MPower, and Minta Martin Professor Chris Jewell’s lab.

Safer Electric Vehicles Could Come Soon After this Recent Breakthrough in Battery Research

Study shows how lithium dendrites forms in solid-state batteries to unveil new design solution. 

World leader in sustainable construction partners with UMD Start-Up

Saint-Gobain makes major investment in ION Storage Systems

‘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.

Gemstone Team Wins 2023 ‘Do Good’ Showcase Prize to Build Wildfire Drone

Undergraduate research team advised by Raffan-Montoya wins award to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle that could advance wildfire research. 

Reflecting on 20 Years of Excellence and Innovation

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

“The Legend of Zelda” Inspires New UMD Engineering Course

Students in Ryan Sochol's new course utilize game's CAD engine for machine design.

Celebrating Native and Indigenous Voices in Engineering

The Clark School joins UMD's celebration of Native and Indigenous Heritage Month 2023.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Resources and Events

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

A 6-Step Roadmap to Diversify Faculty Hiring in STEM

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

Yu Named Elkins Professor

Award to support research on marine ecosystem monitoring, boost collaboration.

CareDx Acquires UMD-linked Transplant Tech Firm

Co-founded by entrepreneur and UMD alum Scott Plank, MediGO aims to optimize delivery.

Israeli Embassy and BIRD Foundation host UMD Energy Consortium

UMD Professor Paul Albertus a Keynote Speaker

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.

Connect with Maryland Engineering at the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference

Come and meet Maryland Engineering at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference being held at the Baltimore Convention Center from June 25–28, 2023.

Michael Bonthron Wins NDSEG Fellowship

Tubaldi Lab researcher lands prestigious DoD award.

CEEE Alumnus Nehemiah Emaikwu Wins 2022 USNC/IIR Award

Emaikwu was awarded for the category "Outstanding Young Researcher Paper Award"

UMD Selected for $3.5M ARPA-E COOLERCHIPS Award

Researchers will help develop more efficient cooling for data centers.

Two ECE Graduate Students Win 2023 UMD Three Minute Thesis Competition

Students challenged to present research in just three minutes!

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

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.

Gearing Up for Battle

Sparks and creativity fly when combat robotics club enters arena

Energy Consortium promotes science and innovation

U.S. - Israel consortium accelerates development of solid-state batteries

Parham Dehghani Receives IAFSS Best Thesis Award

Dehghani will present his research at the 14th symposium next fall.

Chopra to Receive Prestigious AIAA Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize

Awarded only every four years, prize recognizes excellence in aerospace materials, structural design, structural analysis, or structural dynamics.

NAWCAD-UMD Seed Grant Review and Discussion strengthens collaboration commitment

The event emphasized research, advanced education, and outreach collaborations for the region, the state of Maryland and the nation.

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. 

The Future of Biohybrid Devices

Fischell Institute researchers awarded $1.5M NSF grant to bridge gap between electronics, biology

Maryland Engineering’s John Fisher Appointed MPower Professor

BIOE chair one of six UMCP/UMB professors to receive University of Maryland Strategic Partnership appointment.

UMD Bioengineering #1 in CMBE Young Innovator Awards

BIOE's Gregg Duncan & Katharina Maisel were named 2022 Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovators. 

Avik Dutt: Advancing Transformative Technologies

Mechanical engineering faculty member focuses on photonics and quantum engineering.

UMD Research Sheds Light on Gender Imbalance in Construction

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

New Wearable Sensor Modules with Edge Machine Learning for Avatar Reconstruction

Po-Yen Chen and Sahil Shah Published in Nature Communications Journal

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.

'They Are Playing With a Huge Fire'

With Ukraine's massive Zaporizhzhia plant in Putin's crosshairs, nuclear facilities must be taken off battlefield, UMD risk expert says.

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.

Developing a Therapeutic to Treat Injured Tendons

Prof. Kuo is leading an effort to develop first-of-kind therapeutics to repair injured or weakened tendons.

Balachandran Receives Robert H. Scanlan Medal

The chair of mechanical engineering at UMD has also been named a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

UMD Takes Best in Theme Award at 2022 NASA RASC-AL Competition

Competition challenges student teams to develop solutions for space exploration.

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

ChemE Students Discuss Climate Change Policy on Capitol Hill

During a visit to the office of Congressman Sean Casten, chemical engineering students learned how applicable their degree can be to the forging of public policy.

Converting Biowaste into Hydroxide Exchange Membrane

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

Improving Fairness and Trust in AI Used for College Admissions and Language Translation

Professor Min Wu and Associate Professor Dana Dachman-Soled part of NSF/Amazon-funded research team.

Using Machine Learning to Shed Light on Cannabis Effects

Can smoking excessive amounts of weed harm the heart? Researchers aim to find out.

MSE Undergrad Wins Semi-Final Spot in DOE Inaugural Business Plan Competition

Terry Goolsby is a junior at the University of Maryland and founder of Visionergy, an energy consulting service.

Engineering Faculty Selected for New MPower Seed Grant Funding

Four projects jointly led by Maryland Engineering and UMB researchers awarded to advance collaborative research in areas of high importance.

International research team sheds light on inner workings of unconventional superconductors

Study by UMD Materials Science Prof. Ichiro Takeuchi published in Nature.

MSE Prof. Liangbing Hu Granted $5.6M in DOE ARPA-E Funding

Funds offered by the ARPA-E project will go towards the development of clean energy technology.

Inaugural UMD Neuro-Link Grant Supports Glioblastoma Research

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

A New Spin on a Classic da Vinci Design

UMD students build working prototype inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial screw.

Search Open for UMD Department of Aerospace Engineering Chair

Maryland Engineering seeks an accomplished, nationally recognized leader and administrator to direct its Department of Aerospace Engineering.

New Research Showcased at TRB

Transportation safety, impact of telecommuting among topics covered by UMD experts.

Machine Intelligence Builds Soft Machines

UMD research team publishes study in Nature Machine Intelligence.

Gaining an Edge on Infectious Diseases

A multi-institutional project focuses on using mobile phone data to model mobility behavior and anticipate public health risks.

5G security test bed for commercial 5G networks launched

It is the latest step the industry has taken to make 5G the most secure network ever.

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. 

MSE Undergrad Vincent Lan starts non-profit student group amidst pandemic

The organization, Flower STEM, is meant to serve the community while showcasing the intersection of science and art.

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.

Enjoy a Festive, but Safe Holiday Season

FPE hosts its annual Christmas tree fire safety demonstration.

Alum Fatima Mikdashi Named 2022 Marshall Scholarship Finalist

Bioengineering alum named a finalist for one of the most prestigious academic awards available to college students.

UMD Team Selected for AFRL University Nanosatellite Program

Competitive program selects college teams to design, fabricate and test small satellites.

Alumna Dana Wiggins’ Startup Seize Named to Techstars Seattle’s 13th Cohort

Seize The App, lanuching this Spring, is a marketplace mobile application that connects people to phototakers at picturesque spots.

Graham Honored at InterPACK, Nets Best Paper Award

Clark School dean’s research highlights promising new materials in ultrawide bandgap electronics.

You Zhou Receives NSF CAREER Award

Zhou joins six other Clark School Faculty Members who received CAREER awards earlier this year.

Boundless Curiosity

From cancer research to mountain summits, alumnus Balaji ‘Baloo’ Panchapakesan (Ph.D. ’01) seeks to explore and improve the human condition.

How does the brain turn heard sounds into comprehensible language?

$2.88M in NIH funding could lead to brain-aware, tunable hearing devices.

Diamonds Are a Quantum Sensing Scientist’s Best Friend

ECE Professor and QTC Founding Director Ronald Walsworth featured on an episode of JQI's Relatively Certain podcast.

New electrolyte bolsters rechargeable battery design

UMD/ARL research team overcomes challenges in magnesium, calcium battery development with new design principle.

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.

Hartzell Mission Scientist for NASA SIMPLEx Janus Mission

Mission will send twin small satellites on deep space journey to study two binary asteroids.

Novel Design May Boost Efficiency of On-Chip Frequency Combs

A collaboration of researchers at UMD has proposed a way to make chip-sized frequency combs ten times more efficient by harnessing the power of topology.

Torrents Awarded Ben Dyer Centennial Chair

UMD professor is renowned for her work on organic pollutants.

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.

UMD Wins $5M Phase 2 NSF Convergence Accelerator Award

The National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Program has awarded $5 million to a UMD-led team for their work on quantum interconnects for ion trap quantum computers.

9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration

Join us on September 10 for a reflection and lessons-learned discussion.

How tech can fill gaps in mental health care

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

The brain makes sense of math and language in different ways

Distinct regions in the brain use their own neural pathways and networks to process either spoken math or language.

Secretary of State: 'Domestic Renewal' Needed Through Infrastructure Investments

Blinken emphasizes importance of spending at home to remain global leader in campus speech.

Seven Students Win 2021 Dean's Research Awards

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

Rachel Suitor aboard NGS/NOAA expedition in Gulf of Mexico

The Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student is working with robotic "Driftcams" to document aquatic life at different depths of the oceanic rim ecosystem.

Unusual "cool flames" discovered aboard International Space Station

Maryland-led discovery is a first for microgravity flame research

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.

NCC-PDI to Host Pediatric Device Innovators Forum

This free, virtual event will take place on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Chunsheng Wang Wins 2021 ECS Battery Division Research Award 

Wang will be recognized at a ceremony during the fall meeting.

Two UMD Teams Take Best in Theme at NASA’s RASC-AL Competition

Competition challenges student teams to design concepts for space exploration.

Alum develops bioelectric effect toothbrush

Young Wook Kim's TROMATZ toothbrush improves mouth and gum health.

Xu, Castano Recognized for Work on UAS Collision Avoidance

UMD professor, affiliate research scientist win AIAA awards. 
 

Jewell Lab Explores Techniques to Tailor MS Therapy Design

Prof. Chris Jewell and his lab are investigating how the biophysical properties of nanomaterials used in immunotherapies shape treatment outcomes.

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.

Hafezi's Group Generates Tunable Twin Particles of Light

The group developed a new method for generating entangled, indistinguishable photon pairs using a chip-based, topological approach.

Oops-Proofing

A Collaboration Between CRR and Amazon Lab126 Seeks to Understand How Devices Can Be More Durable

Today’s Trailblazers to be Honored as 2021 Taking Nature Black Environmental Champions

ChBE Professor Akua Asa-Awuku recognized as a regional champion.

On A Mission to Bridge the Global Health Gap

BIOE Assistant Professor Jenna Mueller and her lab are working to improve access to surgery around the world.

Liangbing Hu Elected to the Class of 2021 MRS Fellows

Hu is the first UMD scholar to receive this honor.

Now Accepting Medical Device Pitches for NCC-PDI Competition

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation is accepting applications through April 19.

M. Stanley Whittingham Joins CREB Steering Committee

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

Softer, More Resilient Robots

UMD research on bio-inspired robotics makes the cover of a special issue of Actuators.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

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

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.

Origin Wireless Wins Two 2021 CES Awards, Including Best Innovation Award

High-tech startup Origin Wireless AI, led by Professor K.J. Ray Liu, wins two 2021 CES Awards.

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.

Could Nanocellulose Save Us?

The building blocks of plants may taper our dependency on fossil fuels.

University of Maryland Research Enterprise Ranked Among Top 10 Publics in NSF Higher Education R&D Survey

Research in Baltimore & College Park Tackles Critical Issues in the State and Globally

Data-Driven Research, Pandemic Impact Highlighted at TRB

UMD researchers presented new findings, tools, and technologies, including a COVID-19 Impact Dashboard that leverages mobile device data.

Rejoining the Paris Accord: Scholars Respond

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

Students Assist Sierra Leone School…Virtually!

Adapting to COVID-era constraints, MDSE volunteers found a way to proceed with a solar panel installation.

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.

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

$4.96M for Maryland researchers in DARPA AISS semiconductor security project

ISR, ECE, Fraunhofer USA CESE and ARLIS researchers will assess strength of AISS security protections.

ECE Alumnus & Advisory Board Member Lyndon Brown Appointed Chief Strategy Officer at Pondurance

Brown, a veteran technology executive, brings a career focus in building high-growth cybersecurity technology companies to Pondurance’s management team.

Anderson Awarded AIAA 2021 Summerfield Book Award

Award recognizes Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, Third Edition as the best book published within the last five years.

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.”

New ebook details history of the NSF Engineering Research Center program

'Agents of Change' written by retired ERC program leader Lynn Preston and longtime collaborator Courtland Lewis.

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.

Challenges and Opportunities: Student Internships During 2020

Four mechanical engineering students share their experiences.

UMD to Lead $1M NSF Project to Develop a Quantum Network to Interconnect Quantum Computers

The aim of this project, being supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator program, will be to enable trapped ion quantum computers to communicate over the internet.

Clark School Undergraduate Programs Move Up in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Clark School moved up three spots, to No. 22 from 25 nationally, among undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges report released today. The Clark School ranks as No. 12 among public institutions.

Investing in Environmentally Responsible Engineering

A grant from The Lemelson Foundation will accelerate environmentally and socially responsible engineering through innovation in undergraduate curricula.

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.

Maryland engineers receive $10M to transform shellfish farming

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

Fifteen Years On, Experts Weigh Lessons of Katrina

Social and racial inequities built into nation’s flood management system, UMD professors warn.

New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

Berkeley Lab-led Center to catalyze U.S. leadership in quantum information science, and strengthen the nation's research community to accelerate commercialization.

'Speedy Ceramics' Method Receives 2020 ARPA-E Award

Project led by Liangbing Hu received $1M to develop pipe renovation technology.

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

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

Modernizing da Vinci’s Designs

UMD teams take top spots in 2020 VFS design competition to re-imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial
screw.

BBI Awards Seed Grants to Six Interdisciplinary Projects

Funded teams feature UMD faculty from 15 academic departments and six centers and institutes

Holding ESTEEM in High Regard

Peter Kofinas and Jesse Matthews team up to mentor high school students in a program hosted by the UMD Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering.  

UMD Team Takes a Top Spot in NASA RASC-AL Design Competition

Four University of Maryland teams competed in this year’s NASA 2020 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition.

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.

Call for Pediatric Medical Device Pitches Focused on COVID-19

FDA grant and gift from entrepreneur provide $250K in awards

Pines: Stand in Solidarity, Unite Against Injustice

President-designate calls acts of violence against black community nationwide a 'stain' against UMD values.

More Than a Meal

Clark School Alum Sees Positive Power in Family Food Business.

Alumnus Rajiv Laroia honored with IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

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

Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19

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

Charting a Course Toward Quantum Simulations of Nuclear Physics

Researchers explore how to map lattice gauge theories to ion traps.

Public health planners: Free resources for emergency health clinics

Downloadable software developed by Herrmann and colleagues aids in planning clinic design, surges, vaccination allocation and alternative care sites.

Millennium Engineering Supports New Balloon Payload Projects

Alumni Kerry Wisnosky (aerospace engineering, ’86), co-founder of Millennium, provides new balloon payload project opportunities to help enhance student research capabilities.

New Report Recommends a Path for the Future of Maryland’s Clean Energy Economy

Comprehensive report on the future of clean energy innovation in Maryland delivered today to Governor Hogan

Clark professors Wu, Liu named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

New inductees are latest of six UMD faculty recognized by NAI for ‘prolific spirit of innovation.’

MSE Undergrad Jacob Garnett Opens LM Challenge Box in Record Time

Mystery box intended to identify and recruit the most talented engineers.

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.

Stroka Named 2019 Young Innovator of Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering

BIOE assistant professor to be recognized at 2019 BMES Annual Meeting

FPE Wildfire Research Projects Receive Funding Twice-over

Grants will fund studies, led by Michael Gollner, of wildfires as they move into communities.

NIH Awards $2.8M Grant to Further Dementia Research

UMB, BIOE researchers team up to study link between spinal cord injury and dementia.

FPE Welcomes Katie Donlin, Third Recipient of UL Fellowship

Originally from Illinois, Donlin will use the funding to develop and research a fire service topic.

First-of-kind Research Measures Gold Mining's Impact in Amazon

Maria Rodriguez is working to obtain data that is needed for recovery and reforestation efforts.

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

NSF Awards $1M Grant to UMD Researchers

The interdisciplinary project will explore the molecular connection between the gut and the nervous system.

University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center

The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies.

Building on a Childhood Dream

FPE Alumni Jack Medovich discusses how his education compelled him to start a non-profit geared towards empowering child burn victims.

Building Tomorrow’s Aviation Together: Airport, UAS Test Site Celebrate Ties

Unmanned systems are helping to power economic growth in Southern Maryland.

Python-Based Program Could Advance Understanding of Blood-Brain Barrier

Stroka Lab works to shed new light on Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and drug delivery to the brain.

Clark School Team to Compete in NASA's RASC-AL Competition

A team of Clark School students will compete in this year's RASC-AL competition, held June 18-20, 2019.

Examining Microbiology from New Heights

UMD senior working with Fischell Institute to further study of atmospheric microbiology

Helping robots remember

Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works

Partnering for Quantum Leaps

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

Artificial Intelligence solutions for commercial adoption of solar cells

Leite and team research highlighted on cover of Joule

UMD researchers awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

BBI-affiliated faculty instrumental to "Readout and control of spatiotemporal neuronal codes for behavior"

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.

Consensus for First-of-its-Kind Pre-College Engineering Course

Representatives from more than 100 high schools, colleges, and universities convened at the E4USA Engineering Curriculum Workshop.

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.

Can Cascading Pools Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay?

The Clark School joins forces with a Maryland farmer to reduce nutrient pollution to the bay.

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.

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.

Alumnus Profile: Pratik Gupta

Pratik Gupta graduated from UMD's ENTS Program in 2006. Ten years later he founded Strom Motors, an electric car start-up based in Mumbai, India.

Semiconductor quantum transistor opens the door for photon-based computing

UMD researchers have demonstrated the first single-photon transistor using a semiconductor chip.

UMD RASC-AL Team Wins Big, Akin Recognized with PEACH Award

A team of 19 undergraduate students won first place for the RASC-AL theme category and second place in the overall competition.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Releases Expert Report from Jose Torero

Torero is one of five expert witnesses called by the Inquiry last fall.

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.

Burgers Program Features Topics in Turbulence

Graduate students from 30 universities and 7 countries come to College Park.

Center for Disaster Resilience Affiliate Offers Insight on Ellicott City Future Plans

Marccus Hendricks is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut

Research collaboration sheds light on bacteria response to sugar metabolism

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.

Khaligh, McCluskey to lead new $2.37M DOE solar power converter project

By funding these kinds of projects, DOE hopes to dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy.

Maryland researchers develop computational approach to understanding brain dynamics

This paper published in PNAS develops a signal processing framework for extracting dynamic functional networks from neuronal data at unprecedented resolutions.

Improving speech intelligibility testing with new EEG methods

Tests developed at KU Leuven and the University of Maryland could result in better diagnoses for patients with speech comprehension issues.

Sixth Annual Talent Competition Highlights Student Innovation in Regulatory Science

Two third-year pharmacy students recognized for proposal to track CAR T-cell therapy treatments.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

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

University of Maryland, Navy Control Robot From 6,000 Feet Above Ground

The operation is the highest altitude test conducted by the UAS Test Site since launching in 2015.

UMD Resilience Experts Offer Insights Throughout Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season was among the most active in records dating back to 1851.

Stroka Named Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Science Center

BIOE assistant professor honored for tumor cell migration research.

Julie Bryant First Recipient of Newly Established UL Fellowship

Bryant will also head the FPE High School Program this year.

UMD Engineers Answer Questions about Record-Breaking Harvey, Flooding

National and local news outlets turned to University of Maryland engineers for their disaster expertise.

UMD Takes Second Place in NASA RASC-AL Competition

Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkages (RASC-AL) Space Design Competition

Researchers Engineer Bacteria to Hunt Down Pathogens in the Gut

Nature Communications highlights University of Maryland alum’s latest efforts to program E.coli to combat infections.

WUSA9 'Geeks Out' Over Fire Tornado

FPE Chair and undergraduate students interviewed by WUSA9 reporter on the topic of wildland fire phenomenon.

Flocks and Form

P. S. Krishnaprasad and alumnus Matteo Mischiati devise a new fiber bundle structure to describe the changing forms of flocks and underlying kinematic modes.

UMD Loop Speaks at NASA Goddard, Visits Local Motors

Following competition, UMD Loop showcases work with area organizations and recieves recognition as innovative student group.

MSE Researchers Discover New Materials, New Research Direction for High-energy Li-metal Batteries

Yifei Mo and team push development of high-energy rechargeable lithium batteries.

Sunbeams at the Nano-scale: the Next Generation of Solar Cells

Marina Leite and her team of researchers tackle hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead.

FPE Researchers Receive 2017 ASHRAE Award

Jim Milke, Arnaud Trouve and Christine Pongratz received an award for their research on atrium smoke control.

FPE Celebrates it's 60th Anniversary

Please join us, March 10-12, for a weekend of celebratory activities!

UMD Researchers Make Strides in Schizophrenia Diagnosis Research

Blood test could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders.

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.

Maryland Robotics Center Receives NSF Funding for REU Site in Bioinspired Robotics

Applications now being accepted for summer 2017 bioinspired robotics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

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.

Fire Protection Engineering Issues Alumni Video Challenge!

FPE Assistant Director Nicole Hollywood Issues Video Challenge to Dept. Alumni.

Boeing Guest Lecture Given by John Tracy

Dr. Tracy, Chief Technical Officer of Boeing, visited campus on February 2nd.

Clark School Students Invited to Apply for Summer Engineering Courses in Czech Republic, Italy

Applications for three-credit technical electives due March 1, 2016.

University of Maryland to Host Project Management Day of Service

Nearly 500 Project Management Volunteers to Provide Guidance for Nonprofits, Social Change Organizations

University of Maryland Faculty, Alumni Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Inductees recognized for prolific spirit of innovation.

UMD Researchers Shed Light on Mechanics of Aortic Dissection

New research at the University of Maryland provides insights to some of the mechanical properties behind aortic dissection.

UMD Among Largest Recipients of NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Research and Education

UMD research awards are part of the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program

University of Maryland, College Park & Baltimore Campuses Announce Seed Grant Winners

Program, now in eight year, spurs inter-campus research collaboration

Papamanthou Receives $500K NSF Grant on Advanced Data Structures and Security

Papamanthou will use NSF grant to make advanced data structures more secure

Fisher Leads Overseas Project to Develop New Class of Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Fischell Family Distinguished Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

New research will help cyber-physical systems understand human activities

NSF grant funds Fermüller, Baras and Aloimonos to develop a three-layer architecture.

University of Maryland No. 1 in ARPA-E Awards

UMD has most active ARPA-E awards among all U.S. universities.

UMD Researchers Creating First Onboard Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles

NSF funds innovative interdisciplinary research for Khaligh and McCluskey

Matysiak Named National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipient

Five-year, $650,000 NSF CAREER Award to support neurodegenerative disease research.

Galloway Awarded Prestigious Gold de Fleury Medal for Contributions to Army Engineering

Past recipients include CEE’s Ed Link, retired Members of Congress, Former Secretary of the Army.

UMD Students Win 2015 RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace engineering students design winning concept for a Mars settlement and lunar refueling station.

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.

UMD Teams Awarded Over $5 Million to Improve Power Plant Cooling Technologies

The U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funds two UMD teams to improve power plant cooling efficiency.

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

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

Emissions from Natural Gas Wells May Travel Far Downwind

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

Jewell Named ACGT Research Grant Recipient

BioE assistant professor receives prestigious $250,000 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy grant.

Jonathan Simon wins $1.5M NIH NIDCD grant for 'auditory scene' research

Research will further understanding of how people focus on sounds in a noisy environment.

Maryland inventors issued US Patent for compounds that fight biofilms

The compounds enhance the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics and inhibit the formation and persistence of biofilms.

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

Engineering systems for mental health work by Espy-Wilson, Resnik, Vaughn-Cooke featured in Newsweek

Research on quantifiable indicators could result in mental health tracking app.

Students' Improved Kevlar Soft Body Armor Wins National Design Competition

MSE seniors double ballistic resistance using carbon nanotubes.

Free, Open Entrepreneur Office Hours Come to Baltimore

Services include advice on business strategy, financing, intellectual property, technology transfer and introductions to resources.

$2.5 Million NSF Grant Awarded for UMD-Led Disaster Resilience Research

CEE Professor Elise Miller-Hooks lead PI for disaster resilience research initiative.

Hydrophobically Modified Polymers Create “Cell Gels”

New technique could be used in tissue engineering, 3D cell culture.

UMD Students Place Second in 2014 RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace engineering undergrad students place second overall in 2014 RASC-AL competition.

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

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

Clark School Launches New LinkedIn Page and Clark Store

New initiatives offer ways to expand networks and show off Terp pride

Foraging Bats Warn Others Away From Their Dinners

UMD researchers find bats produce special sound to keep other bats away from prey.

Student Innovators to Converge at University of Maryland for Bitcamp

"Hackathon" event to showcase student-made technology creations

Fire Protection Team wins IAFSS Award

FPE Research Team wins 11th IAFSS Symposium Best Fire Science Image Award

Mtech TAP Incubator Graduate Neuralstem Inc. Closes $20 Million Investment

Neuralstem was in TAP from April 1997 to December 2001.

Consortium Led by UMD and Children's National Health System Awards $250K for Pediatric Medical Devices

National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation awards funding for new medical devices for children.

White, Kofinas, and Chung Honored at Commencement

Bioengineering faculty and staff receive awards at December 22 ceremony.

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.

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.

Demeter Takes Second Place in 2013 Robo-Ops

Students guide planetary rover robot to second place in RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition.

Study on Bats, Rats Finds that Analysis of Many Species Is Required to Better Understand the Brain

Questions raised about using a single animal model in neuroscience research.

Researchers Expose the Human Side of Cybercrime

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

Martha Connolly Inducted into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

In the College of Fellows, she joins the top two percent in the U.S. in medical and biological engineering.

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

MIPS Program Awards $4.7 Million to Maryland University Researchers

Participating faculty help Maryland companies develop technology products.

Ninth ECE Career Fair Attracts 49 Employers, More Than 700 Students

Employers at fair demonstrate significant interest in ECE students.

International Association Adopts Guideline Authored by ChBE Alumna, Faculty

Fuentevilla refines equations defining critical parameters of aqueous salt solutions.

Chen Bioimaging Research Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Grant supports improvements to neural imaging and image-guided neurosurgery.

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.

Mtech, Dingman Center Launch Innovation Fridays

The initiative expands key programs across campus for entrepreneurs each Friday.

Clark School Alumnus Assists with 24-Mile Jump from Space

Shane Jacobs helped design suit worn by Felix Baumgartner in speed of sound-breaking dive.

Tackling Head Injuries

Bioengineering team has created device that could prevent concussions.

Cukier Named Inaugural Director of Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students

Reliability engineering associate professor to direct nation’s first undergraduate honors program in cybersecurity.

Janiak Named Kauffman Fellow

Alumnus, former Fischell Fellow in prestigious venture capital program.

Clark School Students Shine in Recent Competitions

Teams earn first place in DOE Hydrogen Student Design Contest; third in NASA Robo-ops Competition.

Smile! Clark School Commencement to Stream Live

Can't attend on May 21? View ceremony on web or on mobile devices.

UM $75K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Clark School teams win alumni category, Warren Citrin Social Impact Award.

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.

Clark School Researchers Help Decode Speech Recognition

Progress could aid in development of devices for those who, through illness or injury, have lost the ability to speak.

Auditory researchers publish sensory processing research in PNAS

Study could lead to more effective approaches to behavioral training.

NSF "Discoveries" Site Features Action Science Explorer

Prototype software by Shneiderman group supports rapid understanding of scientific literature.

Researchers Explore How Cyber-Attackers Think Like Regular Crooks

In unique collaboration, engineer and criminologist apply criminological concepts and research methods to study of cybercrime.

Want Fuel Cells? Think Outside the Hydrogen Tank

Energy expert advocates investing in "the other fuel cell" to reduce reliance on fossil fuels now, not in decades.

MIPS Wins Excellence in Economic Development Award

Maryland Industrial Partnerships honored for innovative, effective, and replicable economic development strategies.

Inoue Joins BioE as Professor of the Practice

Canon U.S. Life Sciences senior fellow developing system for rapid diagnosis of disease.

In Case of Fire, Use the Elevator

Clark School hosts international symposium on fire safety science.

Davis, Balzano Skeptical of Cell Phone Radiation Studies

Clark School researchers write letter to editor of Journal of American Medical Association.

Clark School Takes 3rd at NASA Competition

Student team robotic vehicle successfully completed course and collected rock samples in RoboOps debut.

Lister Wins Link Foundation Fellowship

Award will support medical simulation and modeling dissertation research.

Baras Co-Edits Information Security Book

Decision and Game Theory for Security addresses privacy, network security, authentication, and more.

Engineers Without Borders Returns to Ethiopia

Team plans bridge project in flood-prone town, leader wins scholarship.

Liu Inducted as ISI Highly Cited Researcher

ECE professor recognized for high number of citations his publications received from fellow researchers.

High-Tech Solution to "Dirty Bomb" Threat

System would detect ionization of air surrounding shipping containers holding radioactive material.

$15M to Support Postdoc Nanotechnology Research

Program will create next generation of nano experts.

New Detection for Concealed Radioactive Materials

Granatstein, Nusinovich propose new scheme for detecting materials in shipping containers.

Silverman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

50-year career in radiation chemistry and physics honored at conference.

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.

Link Joins Netherlands Advisory Commission

Dutch seek Katrina expert's insight on rising sea levels, flood risk reduction.

RASC-AL "Three-peat" for Clark School

Clark School-ASU undergrad team wins at NASA competition.

Ulukus Wins $1.1M Wireless Security Grant

National Science Foundation supports research for "provable and unconditional" wireless security.

UM $75K Biz Plan Competition Winners Announced

Speech software from Clark School's Espy-Wilson wins top prize, Citrin Award.

Live News Broadcast at Clark School

WTTG Fox 5 broadcasts live from ENES100 hovercraft competition at the Kim Building.

Link Receives Gold de Fleury Medal

Civil engineering researcher honored for work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Pecht Weighs in on Toyota's Woes

Wall Street Journal, CNN and others rely on Clark School reliability engineering expert.

Oehrlein, Arsenault Highly Cited Worldwide

Professors featured on Thomson Reuters' ISIHighlyCited.com.

Clark School Students Win AIAA Awards

Graduate and undergraduate papers ranked best in region.

Robot Speedway Competition Showcases Student Talent

Twelve student teams competed in the second annual robotics competition.

Spring Debut for New Gen Ed Courses

Classes available on engineering and medicine, developing world and natural disasters.

Media Hover at Monocopter Demonstration

Several Baltimore and Washington, D.C., television stations to air stories.

Baras, Martins Part of $9M Grant

Semiconductor Research Corporation/DARPA fund research on microelectronics and systems.

Students Build Anacostia Bio-Retention Facility

Natural system to reduce pollution, flooding result of university-community partnership.

Clark School Wins at NASA Competition

Undergrad team's lunar flying vehicle design wins at RASC-AL.

Abed to Join UAE University

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

BES Chapter Nationally Recognized

Clark School Black Engineers Society named National Distinguished Chapter of the Year.

Liu Selected for IEEE Panel

Prof. Ray Liu participates in IEEE 125th anniversary event.

Clark School Faculty Win DoD Awards

DURIP awards are for research instrumentation towards defense research.

Reducing Our Lead Footprint

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

Alumnus To Speak on Lean Dynamics

Stephen Ruffa, B.S. '82, aerospace engineering, to give next Whiting-Turner lecture Nov. 6.

Live News Broadcast at Clark School

WTTG (Wash., D.C.) broadcast live from Neutral Buoyancy facility, Kim Plaza Thursday a.m.

CATT Researcher Leads New Transit Study

Research will assess use of fully automated vehicles for mass transit.

ME Student Adorns University Home Page

Greg Teitelbaum is currently featured on the University of Maryland website.

Robotics Course Drives Students to Succeed

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

UM, UET Peshawar Forge Partnership

UM agrees to exchange of faculty, students with Pakistani university.

Company to Utilize Kofinas's, Janiak's Technology

Link Plus BioTech, Inc. also names Kofinas CTO.

Engineers Report on Aging Infrastructure

Clark School's Galloway, Link contribute to report, Science article.

Undergrads Study Abroad in Italy, Germany, Australia

Alba Serrano and Andy Eisold enrich core studies with International experience.

UM Will Host NanoBio Defense Workshop

Interdisciplinary workshop will bring together individuals from academia, government and industry.

Pre-Seed Fund Established for Student Companies

Solypsis co-founder Warren Citrin sets up $250K fund, supports Great Expectations campaign.

Cukier Advises on Wireless Security

ME professor: password protecting your network is not enough.

Tell Us What You Really Think

Online course surveys are now available for Spring 2007.

Link Wins Award of Excellence

Engineering News-Record honors civil engineering researcher for Hurricane Katrina work.

Gligor, Ott Win DoD MURI Awards

Major awards support cross-disciplinary research projects for up to five years.

Link, Galloway Attend Flood Risk Summit

Civil engineering faculty help develop and present recommendations to senior government officials.

Major Explosives Center Development Begins

Southern Maryland facility is expected to open in 2009.

2006 Fall Career Fair to Feature Engineering Employers

170 companies will be represented in the Union on Wednesday, Thursday.

Graduate Students Win NASA Contest

Aero engineering team impresses with low-cost human spacecraft design.

"Bogus!" Pecht Article Exposes Counterfeiting Risks

CALCE director highlights dangers of counterfeit electronics parts in IEEE's Spectrum.

Metcalfe: "Invention is a flower, innovation is a weed."

Robert Metcalfe's Whiting-Turner lecture, "Ethernet and Entrepreneurship," delivered provocative pronouncements on luck, innovation and university research to an overflow audience.

Free Planning Software Developed for Vaccination Clinics

Prof. Jeffrey Herrmann has developed free software to help emergency responders run effective vaccination clinics.

Pioneering MTECH Celebrates 20 Years Linking the Clark School and Business

This week the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) celebrated its 20th anniversary and was honored for its pioneering and ever-growing services that link Clark School capabilities and the needs of the business world. The celebration was held in the new Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.

Satellite Pioneers Miller, '50, and Plummer, '53, 2005 Draper Prize Winners

Two Clark School alumni have received one of the world's preeminent awards in engineering for their pioneering work in the top-secret Corona Project.

Professor Anthony Ephremides is appointed the Cynthia Kim Professor in Information Technology

Effective August 23, 2003, Professor Anthony Ephremides is appointed the Cynthia Kim Professor in Information Technology.

Five Clark School faculty awarded a $4 million URI Award from the Department of Defense

Five Clark School faculty members are part of a team that was recently awarded a $4 million, five-year URI Award from the DoD.