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Barbe, David F.

Barbe, David F.

Professor Emeritus
Director of MTECH
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Potomac Bldg. 2115


Dr. Barbe is the Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech). He received B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University in 1962 and 1964, respectively.   In 1969 he received the Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Electrical Engineering.

After positions at Westinghouse, the Naval Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, he joined the University of Maryland in 1985 where he is currently Executive Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Barbe was awarded the rank of Fellow of the IEEE in 1978 for his pioneering work on charge coupled device imagers, now used in digital cameras, camcorders, fax machines and numerous defense and medical applications. He has published and presented over 100 technical papers in the area of electronics and electro-optics and was an IEEE Electron Devices Society National Lecturer in 1988.  His more recent publications are in the field of technology entrepreneurship and innovation. He was chairman of the American Society of Engineering Education Entrepreneurship Division from 2005 to 2006.

The Hinman CEOs Program, for which he is the Faculty Director, received the Stanford University Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award in 2002, and Dr. Barbe received the American Society of Engineering Education Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educators Award in 2003.  He was also awarded the Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award in 2008.

* Technology entrepreneurship

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Sandborn Named Interim Director of Mtech

Professor and associate mechanical engineering chair will begin position in January.

Barbe Recognized by White House as Champion of Change

Champions are working to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.

Barbe Receives Daily Record Innovator of the Year Award

Award honors Maryland individuals who have had a positive effect and tremendous impact in Maryland.

Green Wins Entrepreneurship Education Competition

Student team risk assessment activity earns 3E prize for Hinman CEOs director.

HELP Fund for Hillman Students

Anonymous donor assists students with immediate financial need, supports Great Expectations campaign.

Fellowship to Support Future Entrepreneurs

$560K gift establishes Warren Citrin Engineering Graduate Fellowships, supports Great Expectations campaign.

Hinman Alum Recognized by BusinessWeek

Anik Singal is one of the Top 25 Best Entrepreneurs for 2008.

Dandin Named 2008 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student to develop fast, portable biosensor.

Barbe Wins Olympus Honor

Award recognizes educational innovation.

Barbe Receives ASEE Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator Award

Professor David Barbe, executive director of MTECH awarded the first American Society of Engineering Education Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator Award.