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Chang, Peter C.

Chang, Peter C.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Engineers Without Borders
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1186 Glenn. L. Martin Hall

EDUCATION

  • PhD., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982 
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1979
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 1975

 

 

  • Sensor technology in infrastructure applications
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Fire and blast protection for structures

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.

College Park-born Quantum Firm IonQ Goes Public

IonQ, a quantum computing company spun off from research at the University of Maryland, went public today on the New York Stock Exchange.

Fire Protection Engineers Track a Different Kind of "Superspreader"

Clark School research aims to make buildings more resistant to wildfire.

Niemeier Elected to American Philosophical Society

UMD professor joins select group of thought leaders.

Engineering Undergrads Recognized for Excellence

This year, the Clark School honors 70 undergraduates who exemplify the college’s commitment to excellence; five are recognized with Dean’s Awards.

Blown Away

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

Jewell Named 2021 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne

BIOE professor will collaborate on vaccine technologies at Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity 

BBI Awards Seed Grants to Six Interdisciplinary Projects

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

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

Brain and Behavior Initiative Hosts 3rd Annual Seed Grant Symposium

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

Four BIOE Ph.D. Students Awarded NIH Fellowships

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

Helping robots remember

Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works

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.

UMD Fire Researchers Ignite the First of Two Space Station Experiments

BRE experiment commenced aboard the International Space Station on February 8.

2018 Engineering Sustainability Day

Join us for an energetic discussion!

Peter Chang Named Co-Director of UMD Engineers Without Borders

He will lead the program with mechanical engineering professor Jungho Kim.

Lab Students' 'Creativity is Key'

Clark School's Functional Macromolecular Lab allows students to mold new ideas

UMD Experiments Launched into Orbit on SpaceX Capsule

Fire Protection Engineering research will further understanding of combustion and pollutants.

Cumings and Drisko Published in Nature Communications

Small defects can make whole materials frustrated.

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.

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.

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.

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event.

UMD Faculty Publish Research That Provides Insights on Brain Injuries

Mechanical Engineering researchers tackle brain tissue mechanics to provide greater insight on traumatic brain injuries.

UMD Steel Bridge Team Reaches National Competition

Steel Bridge Team takes third at regional competition, qualifies for nationals.

The Gel with the Secret Center

Single "smart material" with multiple properties could have applications in bioengineering, consumer products.

Dominion Resources Supports Lab Upgrade

$30K gift supports purchase of new heat exchanger station for chemical engineering unit ops facility.

Fair Showcases Summer Undergraduate Research

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

Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team

Praise for team entered into the Congressional Record.

ASME Dedicates Conference to Bar-Cohen

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

Systems Researchers Partner with Trento, Italy

Joint efforts to target bioengineering, renewable energy, nanomaterials, microsystems, education.

Transportation Tech Transfer Touted

Clark School demonstrates impact of its transportation research for federal officials.

Military Engineers Honor Clark School Students

Three civil engineering students receive scholarships.

Fair Showcases Undergrads' Summer Research

Students present their accomplishments after 11-week research program.

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards

Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year.

Is It Safe to Breathe Yet?

"Double-flame" research seeks to improve soot combustion, reduce pollutants.

Sunderland Wins CAREER Award

Research aims to reduce pollution from soot oxidation.

Kofinas Team Advances in Global Competition

Trauma Solutions a finalist in corporate-sponsored $250K business plan contest.

And $75K in Prizes Goes to…

High-capacity battery, Third World micro-power grids, other business plan winners.

Clark School Sweeps OTC Awards

Thin battery, nano-velcro and key exchange system named top UM inventions.

"Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Six winners were selected from eight finalist teams.

EWB Brings Solar to Burkina Faso

Sustainable power sources help illuminate community in developing African country.

Engineering Change in Burkina Faso

Engineers Without Borders team improves quality of life for African village.