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Rabin, Herbert

Rabin, Herbert

Professor Emeritus
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2120 Potomac Building

BACKGROUND

Dr. Herbert Rabin has served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland since 1983. He was the founding director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH), a program established to bridge between the University and industry, to foster the development of new technology-based companies, and to promote entrepreneurship among faculty and students.  Dr Rabin served as the Interim Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering during 1999 and 2000, and again from 2007-2008.  Prior to his current employment, Dr. Rabin served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Applied and Space Technology), 1979-83, and before that he served in a number of positions at the Naval Research Laboratory, the last of which was Associate Director of Research with responsibility for space programs, 1971-79.  His degrees are in physics (BS University of Wisconsin, MS University of Illinois, and PhD University of Maryland).  Dr. Rabin is a fellow of several professional societies (American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics).  In addition to his work on a number of space science and technology programs, he has conducted research in the study of defect structure in solids and in nonlinear optics.  He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Dr. Rabin has served on numerous Federal and State advisory boards, panels and studies.  He also has been active and a consultant to industry and as a member of corporate boards of directors.   

HONORS AND AWARDS

    •    University of Maryland President's Medal (2010)
    •    Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award
    •    American Physical Society Fellow
    •    Optical Society of America Fellow
    •    American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
    •    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow

Nonlinear optics, space science

Liangbing Hu Elected to the Class of 2021 MRS Fellows

Hu is the first UMD scholar to receive this honor.

Plastic Alternative Made 100% of Wood

Study on strong, biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic published in Nature Sustainability.

14 Mtech-affiliated companies named to Maryland’s list of 20 hottest innovative start-ups

Maryland’s Future 20 is a list of startups that have the potential to be the state’s next major business success story.

Scientists Design and Synthesize Denary Oxide Nanoparticles as Highly Stable Catalysts

Multi-Institutional research study made the January 2021 cover of Nature Catalysis.

Seven UMD Engineers Recognized as Highly Cited Researchers

Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers over the last decade.

Two Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Start-Ups Named to Governor’s Future 20 List

Ion Storage Systems and InventWood hailed as talented innovators

Big Data for Decision Makers

Since April 2020, the COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform has provided decision makers with a clear view of how the current epidemiological situation affects our society, economy, mobility, and public health.

MTI Data Platform Used Nationally for COVID Response

Platform provides comprehensive data about COVID’s impact on mobility, health and the economy.

Engineering Graduate Students Win UMD 3MT Competition

Three Clark School graduate students were among the university's 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners.

Legacy through Impact: Dr. Darryll J. Pines

UMD President-Designate Darryll Pines inspires a culture of excellence at the Clark School, where everyone plays a part.

New, superfast method for ceramic manufacturing could open door to AI-driven materials discovery

UMD engineers have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials.

Social Distancing: Drop Seen for First Time Since Outbreak

“Quarantine fatigue” is recorded in 48 states.

Shelter-in-place Compliance Remains Low, UMD Research Finds

Data Analysis Shows Erratic Response to COVID-19 Restrictions

UMD Launches Center for Materials Innovation

Research center, led by Liangbing Hu, will use innovative materials development to solve the world’s most pressing problems. 

COVID-19 Decision Making Gets a Big Data Boost

UMD’s Maryland Transportation Institute and CATT Lab are analyzing data gleaned from mobile devices.

Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.

MTI Briefs World Bank Representatives on New Transportation Research

A World Bank delegation visited campus to learn more about transportation initiatives being developed at UMD.

UMD Names Deb Niemeier as Inaugural Clark Distinguished Chair

Niemeier is the first of several endowed Clark Distinguished Chairs to be appointed through the Clark Foundation investment.

UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology

Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity.

It's Not (Just) About the Destination

MTI experts shine a light on how travelers move between and within metropolitan areas.

The App that Fights Congestion, Emissions

UMD transportation engineers develop incenTrip to nudge users toward greener, more efficient travel decisions.

UMD Transportation Experts Awarded $1 Million DOE Grant to Reduce Transportation Energy Use and Emissions

Led by CATT Lab, the project could shape how agencies operate and design the transportation network.

Bridging the Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems

UMD researchers receive $1.5 M NSF grant to develop first-of-kind bioelectronics.

MTI and Battelle to Build Database for Public-Private Partnerships

The database will help state and local governments know when and how to best engage in P3s.

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

An electric vehicle charger innovation takes home top honors for Invention of Year.

State, university officials celebrate launch of newly formed, cross-discipline transportation institute

The Maryland Transportation Institute will coordiate more than $20 million in annual research expenditures.

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

2018 ARPA-E Summit to Showcase UMD Innovations

UMD Energy Innovation Technologies dominate

National Transportation Center at Maryland Leads Unprecedented Effort to Track Multimodal Travel Trends

CEE researchers use cutting-edge technology to collect travel behavior data.

UMD Transportation Experts Issue Impact Reports, Forecasts for WMATA’s SafeTrack

First safety surge poses minimal effects on area traffic, measurable crowding on Metrorail

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Headlines University of Maryland Transportation Summit

The National Transportation Center at Maryland hosts nearly 200 transportation experts for innovation and policy summit.

Zhang Named Rabin Distinguished Professor

CEE Associate Professor and NTC@Maryland Director recognized for influential scientific and scholarly work. 

Reza Ghodssi named ASME Fellow

Ghodssi is also a Fellow of IEEE and AVS.

Reza Ghodssi named AVS Fellow

Citation reads: "For outstanding leadership in microsystems technology achieved by combining knowledge of materials and processing, innovative device concepts, and diverse applications."

UMD Patents Compounds that Inhibit Biofilm Formation and Persistence

Patent awarded for compounds capable of fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Reza Ghodssi elected Fellow of IEEE

Professor is recognized "for contributions to materials and processes for microsystems technologies."

Ghodssi Named UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Director of Institute for Systems Research and Herbert Rabin Distinguished Chair honored by university.

Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter Infections

Deutsch Foundation-sponsored Clark School research offers multi-pronged attack on major medical problem.

Ghodssi Co-Edits Comprehensive MEMS Handbook

MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook is practical resource for academics, engineers, students.

Bad Virus Put to Good Use

In breakthrough batteries, virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity 10-fold.

Rabin to Receive President's Medal

Award recognizes Mtech founding director's extraordinary contributions to campus.

Clark School Students Recognized

Three receive Achievement Rewards for College Scientists awards at U.S. Supreme Court.

Ghodssi Appointed Director of ISR

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

NSF Grant for Nanofabrication for Energy Apps

Ghodssi uses tobacco mosaic virus in fabrication of energy storage devices.

NSF Grant for Microball-Bearings Research

Research focuses on low-friction, long-life microball bearings for PowerMEMS devices.

Fischell, Alumni to Be Honored

Gala to recognize bioengineering benefactor, Chan-Mo Park and Anh Duong.

Mechanical Engineering Cover Features Ghodssi

MEMS microscale ball bearing research highlighted in feature article.

Siwak Awarded ARCS Fellowship

Nathan Siwak awarded 2009 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship.

A "Changing of the Deans"

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

Koev Wins Graduate Research Contest

Microcantilever research is featured in the February 2009 Research@ Maryland.

Microscale Pumps, Turbines to be Reality

Clark School researchers introduce new era of miniaturization in machines.

Takeuchi Selected for Special NAE Symposium

"Frontiers of Engineering" targets exceptional young engineers.

UM, UET Peshawar Forge Partnership

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

Ghodssi Named Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor

Reza Ghodssi is recognized for sustained and influential scientific and scholarly work.

New Bioengineering Wing Unveiled

$7.6M, 7,400-square-foot addition to Kim Building serves as new department home.

New Executive Education Program Launches

Clark School, Smith School jointly offer Certificate in Innovation.

Minor in Engineering Leadership Established

New option to prepare students for future rolls in education, industry, government.

Bentley Named Fischell Distinguished Professor

Professorship, part of Fischell endowment, recognizes scientific and scholarly work.

Farvardin Professorship Fund Reaches $500K

Gift from Jeong H. Kim helps fund reach milestone, supports Great Expectations campaign.

Ephremides Establishes Chair Professorship

ECE professor "gives back" to the Clark School.

Dean Chang to Direct MTECH Ventures

Fifteen-year Silicon Valley veteran, graduate of MIT, Stanford and Wharton to lead programs.

Rabin Named Interim Clark School Dean

MTECH director assumes position July 1, when Dean Farvardin becomes provost.

Innovation’s Not Just for the Big Guys

New initiative brings innovation processes to small, mid-sized manufacturing companies.

Agreement Established with Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute

Cooperation seeks to enhance collaborative educational and research activities in energy sciences.

Professor William Bentley, the Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor of Engineering, receives the 2003 Clark School Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Dr. William Bentley, Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor of Engineering and director of Bioengineering Program received the 2003 Clark School of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Research Award.

Clark School Accomplishments in Fall 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Fall 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments in Summer 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Summer 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.