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Pines, Darryll J.

Pines, Darryll J.

President, University of Maryland College Park
Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
1101 Main Administration Building


  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley ( Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)


  • Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion, San Jose, CA. Space and Strategic Program Office (June 2000 to September 2002), Project Engineer (July 1999 to June 2000)


Institutional Services

  • Director of GEM for College of Engineering
  • Director of Sloan Program for the College
  • Member of Junior Faculty Teaching Award Committee
  • Member of Senior Faculty Teaching Award Committee

Professional Services

  • Reviewer for: Journal of Aircraft, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Journal of the American Helicopter Society.

Research in smart structures, structural dynamics and control; guidance, navigation, and control of aerospace vehicles

Chapters in Books

  • J. Schultz* and D. Pines, (2005) “Stability of a Spacecraft with Flexible Booms During a Shallow Aeroassist”, J SPACECRAFT ROCKETS, 2005 vol. 42 no. 2, pages 277-286.
  • L. Salvino, and D.J. Pines, Chapter 8: “Structural Health Monitoring Using Hilbert Phase”, to be submitted, Hilbert-Huang Transform: Introduction and Applications, Edited by Norden E. Huang and Samuel S.P. Shen, CRC Press. PUBLISHED in 2005
  • S. Sheikh and D. Pines (2006), Chapter 7: X-ray Pulsar Navigation, Navigation Options for Planetary Exploration. PUBLISHED in 2005

Journal Articles

  • Sheikh SI, Pines DJ, Ray PS, et al. Spacecraft navigation using x-ray pulsars Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 29 (1): 49-63 Jan-Feb 2006.
  • D. J. Pines and P.D. Samuel, (2005) “A review of vibration-based techniques for helicopter transmission diagnostics”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 282, Issues 1-2, 6 April 2005, Pages 475-508.
  • C.K. Wakha; D.J. Pines; A. Dasgupta, “Dual-Stiffness Sensor for Damage Detection, Localization, and Prognostics”, AIAA Journal, vol. 43 no. 8, 1663-1674.
  • S. Asiri, A. Baz, and D. Pines, “Periodic Struts for Gearbox Support Systems”, Journal of Vibration & Control, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 709-721, 2005.
  • Ma, J. and Pines, D. (2003), “Detecting Damage in a Building Structure Model Under Seismic Excitation Using Dereverberated Wave Mechanics”, ENG Structures 25 (3): 385-396, Feb. 2003.
  • Bohorquez, F., Samuel, P., Sirohi, J., Rudd, L. and Pines, D. “Design, analysis and hover performance of a rotary wing micro air vehicle”, Journal of the American Helicopter Society 48 (2): 80-90 Apr, 2003.
  • Richards, D. and Pines D., “Passive Reduction of Gear Mesh Vibrations Using a Periodic Drive Shaft”, Journal of Sound and Vibration264 (2): 317-342, July 2003.
  • Blondeau, J., Richeson, J. and Pines, D., “A Variable Aspect Ratio Wing Using an Inflatable Telescopic Spar”, AIAA Adaptive Structures, April, 2003, Norfolk, VA.

Conference Proceedings

  • Conroy, J., Samuel, P. and Pines, D., “Development of a Real-Time LabView Testbed for Implementation of Planetary Gear Diagnostic Algorithms”, 59th Annual AHS Forum, May, 2003, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Samuel, P.D. and Pines, D., “Helicopter Transmission Diagnostics using Constrained Adaptive Lifting, 59th Annual AHS Forum, May 2003, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Pines, D. (Invited), “Smart Sensors for Health Monitoring”, ICESS03, July 2003, Corfu Greece.
  • Blondeau, J. and Pines, D., “Wind Tunnel Testing of a Morphing Variable Aspect Ratio Wing”, 2nd AIAA “Unmanned Unlimited” Systems, Technologies and Operations – Aerospace, Land, and Sea Conference and Workshop & Exhibit, 15-18 September 2003, San Diego, CA.
  • Bohorquez, F. and Pines, D., “Hover Performance of Rotor Blades at Low Re for Rotary Wing MAVs, an Experimental Study”, AUVSI Conference, July 2003, Baltimore, MD
  • Wakha, C.K., Majid, M., Dasgupta, A. and Pines, D., “A Multifunctional Stress/Strain Sensor for Health Prognostics of Structures”, 3rd International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 15-17 September 2003, Stanford, CA.
  • Samuel, P. and Pines, D., “Planetary Gearbox Diagnostics Using Constrained Adaptive Lifting”, 3rd International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 15-17 September 2003, Stanford, CA.
  • Bohorquez, F. and Pines, D., “Fundamental Limitations of MAV Rotary Wing Hover Performance,” 2nd AIAA “Unmanned Unlimited”, Systems, Technologies, and Operations – Aerospace, Land, and Sea Conference and Workshop & Exhibit, 15-18 September 2003, San Diego, CA.
  • Bohorquez, F., Rankins, F., Baeder, J. and Pines, D., “Hover Performance of Rotor Blades at Low Re for Rotary Wing MAVs, an Experimental and CFD Study”, AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 23-26 2003, Orlando, FL.
  • Samuel, P. and Pines, D., “Adaptive Signal Representations for Helicopter Transmission Diagnostics,” 3rd International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, September 12-14, 2001, Stanford, California.
  • Ma, J. and Pines, D., “A comparison of modal and wave-based damage detection approaches for one-dimensional structures”, 3rd International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, September, 12-14, 2001, Stanford, California.
  • Pines, D. and Salvino, L., “Health Monitoring of Structures Using Empirical Mode Decomposition and Phase Dereverberation”, Mechanics and Materials Conference, June 26-29, 2001.
  • Pines, D., “Ongoing Research and Development in the U.S. on Structural Health Monitoring,” 7th International Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Passive Energy Dissipation and Active Control of vibrations of Structures, October 2-5, 2001.
  • Bohorquez, F. Pines, D., “Feasibility of Adaptive MAVs’, 12th Annual International Conference on Adaptive Structures Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, October 12-14, 2001.
  • Purekar, A. and Pines, D.J., “Interrogation of Beam and Plate Structures Using Phased Array Concepts,” 12th Annual International Conference on Adaptive Structures Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, October 12-14, 2001.
  • Richard, D. and Pines, D., “Passive Reduction of Gearbox Vibration Using a Periodic Driveshaft,” American Helicopter Society 57th Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 9-11, 2001.
  • Samuel, P. and Pines, D., “Planetary Gearbox Diagnostics Using Adaptive Vibration Signal Representations”, American Helicopter Society 57th Annual Forum, Virginia beach, Virginia, May 9-11, 2001.
  • Schultz, J. and Pines, D., “Feasibility of Atmospheric Penetration to Control Right Ascension”, Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, June 2001, Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • Liu, D. and Pines, D., “Static Effects of Tooth Crack on a Spur Gear Pair”, International Conference on Mechanical Transmissions (ICMT), April 4-7, 2001, China.
  • Hood, A. and Pines D., “Feasibility of a Phased Acoustic Array for Health Monitoring of Gears,” Paper No., 8th Annual SPIE Smart Structures Symposium, March 4-8, 2001, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Liu, L. and Pines D., “The Effect of Ring Gear Flexibility on Planetary Geartrain Dynamics”, International Conference on Mechanical Transmissions (ICMT), April 4-7, 2001, China.
  • Ma, J. and Pines, D., “Detecting Damage in a Building Structural Model Under Seismic Excitation”, Paper No., 8th Annual SPIE Smart Structures Symposium, March 4-8, 2001, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Purekar, A. and Pines, D., “Near Field Effects of Damage,” Paper No., 8th Annual SPIE Smart Structures Symposium, March 4-8, 2001, Newport Beach, CA.

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Langford Establishes Scholarship in Honor of President Pines

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Clark School Honors Distinguished Members of Engineering Community

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

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UMD Opens Outdoor Flight Laboratory to Advance Autonomy, Robotics

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2017 Honors & Awards Ceremony

Sixty-nine Clark School students were acknowledged for their contributions and accomplishments.

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Aerospace Engineering Inducts Five New Academy of Distinguished Alumni Members

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UMD’s Anya Jones Receives Presidential Early Career Award

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Hubbard Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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ChemE Jeopardy Team Wins National Competition

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Fisher Named Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering

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Frederick Mowrer to receive the 2015 John L. Bryan Mentor Award from SFPE.

UMD Hosts Capitol Hill Panel on Autonomous Systems

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Prof. Ray Phaneuf Appointed Acting Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

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AFSA Announces UMD Legacy Campaign Support

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University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering community remembers namesake and friend

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Student teams conquer light bulb challenge at 4th annual competition.

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New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland

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Inaugural research flight to take place in December.

Clark School & Computer Science Alumnus Donates $31M to UMD

Iribe's gift to support new building and scholarship fund.

UMD Celebrates Opening of UAS Test Site in Southern Maryland

Ribbon cutting ceremony brings together leaders in government, industry, and academia.

2014 Dean's Student Research Awards Announced

Graduate students recognized for high quality engineering research

Fire Protection Engineering Appoints First Clinical Professor

New applied faculty position made possible by Legacy Campaign, Clark School support.

Sikorsky and United Technologies Pledge $1 Million to UMD’s Clark School of Engineering

Endowment to support Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft in the Department of Aerospace Engineering

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

Aerospace Engineering Student Named ARCS Scholar

Bernadette Cannon was selected as the ARCS 2014-2015 Wanda M. Austin Undergraduate Scholar.

UMD Hosts Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Competition promotes design skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship

UMD to Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

More than 1,000 high school students expected to attend event in College Park

Dean Pines, Abts Featured in ASEE PRISM Magazine for Leadership in Exploring New AP Course in Engineering

New AP course would "brand engineering at the high school level," prepare more students for STEM careers.

Whiting-Turner President and CEO Hackerman Passes at 95

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce Winners of $75K Social Innovation Challenge

Three winners selected among 56 entrants to advance their innovative ideas for broad social impact

UMD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

EIP takes first place in the Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program category.

Elaine Gessow Passes at 88

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Maryland to Collaborate with VA, NJ on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research

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Clark School Alumnus and BOV Member Waggner Passes

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Two Clark School Faculty Members Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Bergbreiter and Paley honored by the White Houseas outstanding early-career scientists.

Schwartz Appointed Chair of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland professor will begin new role in early January.

Anderson and Pines Win Best Paper Award from AIAA

Research in x-ray pulsar-based navigation earns Best Paper from the 2013 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference.

UMD's Team Gamera Sets New Record for Human Powered Helicopter Flight Duration

Team's achievements celebrated at event attended by officials from Sikorsky, United Technologies Corporation, AHS International.

UMD Receives Largest Ever Software Grant from Siemens

UMD students and researchers to gain access to industry technology used to design and manufacture sophisticated products.

Wang Wins 2013 Junior Faculty Research Award

Research in energy conversion and storage systems serves as model for field.

Wuttig Wins 2013 Senior Faculty Research Award

Department of Materials Science and Engineering professor honored for transformational research in his field.

Pines Invited to Speak at Platform Summit Event

Clark School Dean was one of 30 distinguished speakers at special event hosted at MIT Media Lab.

Fourney Selected to Receive 2014 Frocht Award

Associate dean and Keystone professor to be honored with Society for Experimental Mechanics award.

Marcus Selected as Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award Recipient

Director of Faculty Leadership and Professor Steve Marcus recognized as educator, mentor, researcher.

2013 Dean's Student Research Awards Announced

Graduate students recognized for high quality engineering research.

2013 Dinah Berman Memorial Award Given to NanoCenter Member

MSE student honored for academics and service  

Solar Team Distills Most and Purest Water at International Competition

Students from civil, chemical engineering win awards in Environmental Design Contest.

Dean Pines' Op-Ed in Baltimore Sun Stresses Need for Prizes, Competitions to Spur Innovation

Dean of the Clark School of Engineering offers aerospace industry as case study to demonstrate impact of prizes.

UMD Hosts Symposium on Disaster Resilience Co-Sponsored by NAE, NSF

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering holds symposium on tri-state region disaster response.

Skibniewski Elected to Academy of Engineering in Poland

Clark School professor recognized for leadership and contributions to the field of construction engineering.

Anisimov Elected to Russian Academies of Engineering and Natural Sciences

UMD professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering elected as a foreign member of both Russian Academies.

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.

Gamera Team Flies Again, Featured on the Cover of the Wall Street Journal

Student human-powered helicopter team makes another attempt at the AHS Sikorsky Prize April 27-28.

UMD Course To Serve as National Model for 'Energy 101' Curriculum

Collaborative Initiative Seeks to Educate Students on Key Energy Issues

Civil and Environmental Engineering Team Captures Clark School Alumni Cup

Second annual Alumni Cup draws a crowd of students, alumni to witness Rube Goldberg-inspired device competition.

UMD and ManTech Announce Partnership for Advanced Cybersecurity Research

Two-year partnership will focus on cybersecurity, systems engineering.

Clark School Faculty, Staff Honored for Achievement

Teng Li, Ray Liu, and Heidi Sauber were recognized with awards.

ASHRAE National Capital Chapter Establishes Scholarship Fund in Mechanical Engineering

 Fund will support one undergraduate and one graduate student.

Kofinas, Muro Honored for Research

Clark School Outstanding Research Awards recognize professors' influential and ground-breaking work.

Clark School-Southern Maryland Partnership to Graduate More Mechanical Engineers

University System of Maryland funds program to help grow engineering workforce at Pax River.

Clark School Team Unofficially Satisfies Two Sikorsky Prize Requirements

65-Second Gamera human-powered helicopter flight reached two feet in height.

Accreditation Renewed for All Clark School Departments

Engineering Accreditation Commission extends approval of all bachelor's degree-granting programs.

Shayman Accepts Campus-Level Position

Current Clark School associate dean will be UMD Graduate School associate dean for student success.

Gamera Team Sets New Unofficial World Record for Human-Powered Helicopter Flight

Duration of 50 seconds a 400 percent improvement on 2011 record.

Chellappa Named Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department to be led by strong proponent of graduate and undergraduate education.

Dean's Master's Student Research Awards Announced

Research on bacterial biofilms and small-scale actuators for artificial muscles recognized.

Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards Announced

Research on digital multimedia forensics, tissue engineering, rotorcraft brownout recognized.

Anisimov Celebrated at International Symposium

Event held in honor of professor's 70th birthday, distinguished career in thermodynamics.

Clark School Graduate Program Ranks 18th Nationally

U.S. News survey ranks six departmental programs in top 25.

Wereley to Chair Department of Aerospace Engineering

Techno-Sciences Professor of Aerospace Engineering Norman Wereley to assume post on April 15.

Who's Best in 2012? Aerospace Wins Alumni Cup

Students demonstrate design skills, hard work, sense of humor and school spirit in inaugural competition.

Institute for Systems Research Hosts Iraqis

Delegation seeks partnerships, information on American universities.

Lewis to Lead Science and Technology Policy Institute

Aerospace engineering chair is new director of Institute of Defense Analyses initiative.

Sikorsky Invests in Next Generation of Helicopter Engineers

Company gives $110,000 toward scholarships, fellowships and new colloquium series at Clark School in 2011.

University of Maryland Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon

Campus-wide effort key to WaterShed victory in international competition.

UM Fourth in Solar Decathlon Engineering Competition

WaterShed stays ahead of nearest competitors, in first place overall.

Cumings, Zachariah Honored for Research

Clark School Outstanding Research Awards recognize professors' work in nanostructures for advanced batteries, nanoparticle characterization.

"Twenty-Year Window of Opportunity"

DOE official calls for "game-changing" technologies at opening of University of Maryland Energy Research Center.

UM and MIT Lincoln Lab Partner on Cybersecurity

New strategic relationship will focus on collaborative research, student engagement.

Gamera Team Honored

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

New Gamera Record Certified

Clark School student team sets new U.S. flight records at 11.4 seconds.

Clark School Rises in International Ranking

#11 spot is highest ever in Academic Ranking of World Universities poll of engineering schools.

Gamera Team Blows Away Its Own Record

Human-powered helicopter team completes second step toward Sikorsky Prize with 12.4-second flight.

Clark School, DARPA Launch Pilot Academic Fellows Program

Seek blend of military and academic personnel perspectives to generate new technologies.

Two National Records for Gamera

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale to begin evaluation of flight for world records.

Chellappa Named Interim Chair of ECE Department

Minta Martin Professor Rama Chellappa, a Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, will assume new role July 1.

Clark School Mourns Grad Student

Alexander Brown remembered for energy and leadership.

Clark School Human-Powered Helicopter Flies

"Gamera" takes flight, sets world record with female pilot aboard.

Clark School Celebrates Hard-Working Staff

At annual event, Dean Pines cites long-serving and new staff members.

Dean's Doctoral Research Awards Announced

Research on microbatteries, graphene and flapping-wing flight recognized.

Dean's Master's Student Research Awards Announced

Research on flapping wing vehicles and food-service byproducts recognized.

New Department Chairs Named

Balakumar Balachandran, James Milke picked to lead mechanical engineering, fire protection engineering.

Pines Elected to Engineering Deans Council Board

Clark School dean joins American Society for Engineering Education leadership organization.

Association Renews Support for Montgomery County Students

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Bethesda Chapter, provides scholarships for local engineering, computer science students.

Pines, Purekar Win Best Paper Award

Pair honored by ASME for work on structural dynamics and control.

Changing the Odds

New NSF-funded UM program seeks to advance women faculty in science, engineering.

Silverman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Sirius Co-Founder to be Honored

Alumnus Briskman newest Innovation Hall of Fame honoree.

Davis Recognized for Outstanding Research

Work on bioretention earns civil engineering professor Clark School honor.

UM, Army Sign CRADA Agreement

Agreement expands research, development and engineering efforts between the two entities.

Clark School 3rd Nationwide in Recruiter Survey

Wall Street Journal polls large employers on universities from which they recruit most heavily.

Clark School Enters U.S. News Top 20

Undergraduate program ranked 19th in nation, 9th among public schools.

Two Big Wins for Clark School Teams

Aerospace engineering students win American Helicopter Society, NASA design competitions.

Ehrman Appointed Chair of ChBE

Professor to begin term August 23, 2010.

Clark School's CALCE Connects with China

World-class failure analysis, safety modeling laboratory under development.

Clark School Receives $1M Gift

L-3 Communications funds student programs, scholarships and fellowships, supports Great Expectations campaign.

Clark School Baja Team Tops in U.S.

TerpsRacing Baja team places 4th overall, first out of U.S. teams at competition.

UM, LM Launch Strategic Relationship

Framework for current and future cooperation with Lockheed Martin worth at least $3 million.

Dean's Master's Student Research Awards Announced

Research on microbots, optical tweezers and particle synthesis recognized.

2010 Dean's Doctoral Research Awards Announced

Biomaterial synthesis, MEMS and energy research recognized.

Gov. O'Malley to Keynote I-270 Tech Event

Clark School explores technology development along the I-270 Tech Corridor.

AIAA Fellows Inducted

Clark School faculty members make up 10 percent of honorees.

Remedium Wins ORNL Global Venture Challenge

Blood-clotting foam takes top prize in security division.

Lovell Named Engineers Without Borders Advisor

Civil engineering, ISR professor to lead highly-regarded chapter of student service group.

Three New Clark School-Affiliated NAE Members

John Anderson, Ali Mosleh and Ben Shneiderman join National Academy of Engineering.

Clark Named a "Washingtonian of the Year"

Washingtonian Magazine honors Clark School alum, benefactor A. James Clark.

Clark School Draws From #1 System (Again)

EducationWeek ranks Maryland public schools best in nation for second year.

Pines, Balachandran Named AIAA Fellows

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics honors Clark School dean, ME professor.

Alum's Gift Honors Inspirational Professor

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

Clark School Ranked 14th Worldwide

Higher education institute cites research expenditures and articles among criteria.

Piece of the Clark School Lifts Off

Clark School flag accompanies STS-129 crew into space this month.

Pines Elected Fellow of ASME

Dean honored for research, technical program management and academic vision and leadership.

Clark School Recognizes Outstanding Retirees

Ceremony on Martin Hall plaza celebrates committed faculty and staff members.

Pines Testifies Before Congressional Committee

Clark School dean promotes engineering concepts within K-12 education.

Pati Inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame

Alumnus celebrated for his influence on today's electronic devices.

Maple Seeds Inspire Robotic Flight

Aerospace engineering students solve 60-year-old design dilemma.

Like to Surf or Game by Mobile Device?

White Symposium to discuss how electronic devices influence modern life.

Clark School Research Dollars Soar

Jump in funding from $111 million to $171 million over the past year.

Fourney to Head Undergraduate Retention Office

Associate dean appointed to head newly formed office.

Minority Engineering Honors for Pines

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering to present dean with award.

Ghodssi Appointed Director of ISR

New Institute for Systems Research leader to take reigns October 1.

Lewis Named Aerospace Chair

Prof. Mark J. Lewis takes helm September 14.

Gabriel Co-Director of MEPP

CivE professor to help lead Masters of Engineering and Public Policy Program.

Dean's Master's Student Research Awards Announced

Bradley Johnson, aerospace engineering, takes first place for rotorcraft research.

Abed to Join UAE University

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

Dean's Doctoral Research Award Winners Announced

Shenqiang Ren (materials science and engineering) takes first place and $1,500 prize.

Aero Students Dominate at AIAA

Clark School is first ever to win four categories at an AIAA conference.

A "Changing of the Deans"

Clark School officially welcomes Dean Pines, thanks Interim Dean Rabin.

Clark School Fire Expert Wins PECASE

Andre Marshall receives award for work to improve fire suppression.

Southern Maryland Partnership Announced

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

Meet Dean Darryll Pines

Brief video introduces Clark School's new dean.

View University Holiday Greeting Online

Incoming dean Darryll Pines, alumnus Gordon England '61 star.

Interim Aero Chair Named

Inderjit Chopra to lead aerospace engineering during national search for new chair.

Darryll Pines Named Dean of the Clark School

Chair of Clark School’s Department of Aerospace Engineering becomes Dean and Farvardin Professor.

University Ranked in Aero-Defense Workforce Study

Campus programs ranked in top 3 of Aviation Week study.

Inaugural Anderson Scholarship Awarded to Kirk

Madeline Kirk announced as first recipient of Anderson Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering.

Clark School Leads "Microsystems Mechanics" Center

$10M effort to develop networked micro-vehicles for assisting soldiers.

Clark School Leads NASA Project

Aerospace Chair Darryll Pines to lead $7.8M/year research project, 20 universities involved.

Lewis Named Willis Young, Jr. Faculty Fellow

Aerospace fellowship to begin in fall 2007

$250K Gift Establishes Aero Faculty Fellowship

Donation memorializes Willis H. Young Jr., an aero alumnus.

Pines to Take Aerospace Helm

Darryll J. Pines will become chair of aerospace engineering in October.

Clark School Faculty Receive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award from the Department of Defense (Dod)

Clark School faculty succeeded in obtaining Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award of $5.25M.

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Institute of Physics (IOP)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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