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Darryll Pines

Daily Record Staff//July 28, 2022

Darryll Pines

By Daily Record Staff

//July 28, 2022

Darryll Pines

University of Maryland, College Park

Darryll PinesDarryll J. Pines has served as president of the University of Maryland, College Park, and Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering since July 2020.

Before his current appointment, he was the Nariman Farvardin professor of engineering and dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. A member of the faculty since 1995, he served as dean for more than a decade and instituted several changes, including revamping teaching in undergraduate courses that resulted in the school’s elevation in rankings and stature both nationally and internationally. Pines was chair of the department for more than two years before being named dean.

He took a leave of absence from 2003 to 2006 to work as a program manager for the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Pines has previously worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on the Ballistic Middle Defense Organization’s Clementine spacecraft program that would discover water on the south pole of the moon.

Pines earned a doctorate and masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley, all in mechanical engineering. He was named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics.


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