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Marks, Dr. Colin

Marks, Dr. Colin

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
0162 Manufacturing Building

Newly-Opened SMART Building to Spur Autonomy Research

Maryland engineering will benefit from state-of-the-art labs and facilities at USMSM.

UMD Teams Sweep 2021 VFS Student Design Competition

Aerospace engineering students take top spots in both graduate and undergraduate categories.

NCC-PDI to Host Pediatric Device Innovators Forum

This free, virtual event will take place on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Multi-institutional Research Team Documents Quantum Melting of Wigner Crystals

The study marks a major step toward creating a system for studying quantum phase transitions.

A Paradigm Shift in Nanochannel Research

Siddhartha Das’s research team demonstrates overscreening, flow reversal in nanosystems.

Kolar Honored With Advising Award 

CEE undergrad advisor lauded for dedication to students.

UMD-Harvard team wins ARPA-E award for Transformational Energy Technology

Team to develop ultrahigh temperature coatings for jet engines and electricity-generation gas turbines

UMD Awarded $4.6 Million Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the new center aims to improve rehabilitation options for patients with neurological disorders.

Gemstone Honors Program Marks 25th Anniversary

Groundbreaking program fosters research opportunities for undergradiate honors students.

Symptoms all in your head—or in your gut? Maybe a little of both.

UMD researchers are building an ingestible capsule that can monitor and model gut microbiome serotonin activity and help demystify the “gut-brain axis.”

Modernizing da Vinci’s Designs

UMD teams take top spots in 2020 VFS design competition to re-imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial
screw.

UMD Launches Biocomputational Engineering Degree Program

New undergraduate degree merges biology, data science, and computer programming

Researchers Aim to Sterilize N95 Masks for Reuse

Researchers working around the clock to ease the impact of supply shortages on hospitals, care facilities

FAA Extends Funding for NEXTOR III Aviation Operations Research Consortium

In its 23 years, NEXTOR has developed decision support tools, operational and system concepts, and policymaking tools that benefit the FAA, the airline industry and the flying public.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

Throwback: Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter

The Clark School's Gamera Project is a student design challenge inspired by the Sikorsky Prize.

New Data Shows States Not Meeting Reopening Benchmarks

University of Maryland’s SERA Metrics Track Readiness Indicators

UMD Convenes Alliance to Accelerate Quantum ‘Ecosystem’

Regional Partners Include Universities, National Labs, Businesses

UMD STEM Students Take the Stage in The Nutcracker

More than a dozen Ballet Company M dancers hail from science and engineering backgrounds

New Report Recommends a Path for the Future of Maryland’s Clean Energy Economy

Comprehensive report on the future of clean energy innovation in Maryland delivered today to Governor Hogan

Special Delivery

To build an unmanned aerial vehicle worthy of a groundbreaking three-mile flight on the night of April 19, a team of UMD engineers worked over the course of two and a half years.

Building on a Childhood Dream

FPE Alumni Jack Medovich discusses how his education compelled him to start a non-profit geared towards empowering child burn victims.

Golden Terps Shine at Spring 2019 Commencement

The Clark School honors this year's alumni celebrating the 50th, 55th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries of their University of Maryland graduations.

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.

Have You Seen this Cube?

When an important WWII atomic relic turned up out of the blue, two Maryland researchers wanted to know: what happened to the other 658 of them?

Pioneering Breakthrough: Unmanned Aircraft Delivers Organ for Successful Kidney Transplant in Maryland

The groundbreaking effort by Maryland faculty and researchers could help expand donor access to transplantation.

Report Recommends Improvements to Industrial Stormwater Program

A National Academies study committee chaired by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Allen P. Davis is recommending steps the EPA can take to strengthen the moniitoring and management of industrial stormwater.

Snow Is More Complicated Than You Think

CEE researchers use satellite data to improve global snow-water equivalent estimates.

A Picture of Structural Health

CEE uses deep learning to rank the health of a building's earthquake mitigation component from a single photo.

Dynamic Futures

An annual event honored the academic achievements of the Clark School's diverse student body.

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The QUEST honors program celebrated 25 years of hands-on education in quality management, process improvement, and system design.

UMD Takes 1st in American Helicopter Society Student Challenge

The Terrapin Sheriffs was one of three international teams selected to participate.

John Baras receives AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

The award is the highest recognition of professional achievement for US control systems engineers and scientists.

New Class Inducted into Order of the Engineer

Clark School students make a commitment to integrity and responsibility in the engineering profession.

Transportation@Maryland Workshop Promotes Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration on Future Mobility Systems

Participants included researchers from 10 colleges and 15 research centers.

UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology Program

Grant marks more than $30,000 in student-awarded grants given through landmark engineering philanthropy course.

University of Maryland Hosts 2016 Leidos Intern Symposium

Annual Symposium held on September 2, 2016 showcases extraordinary student work

“Lifeline Across the Bay” Marks Milestone for the University of Maryland

First-of-its-Kind Flight Across the Chesapeake Bay

UMD Students Cinch First Place in 33rd Annual AHS Student Design Competition

Aerospace engineering grad student's take first with unmanned disaster relief delivery vehicle, Halcyon.

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.

Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

UMD Alum, BioE Professor of Practice to Receive White House Honor

Northrop Grumman's Christopher Jones to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks

Northrop Grumman Technology Services VP and President Dr. Christopher T. Jones (Ph.D. '97) to speak at Clark School Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

UMD Inventors Develop Face, Gender, and Pose Detecting Algorithm

UMD Researchers' 'HyperFace' Algorithm Nominated for Invention of the Year

UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy, and Security

Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships

UMD to Host 2016 FIRST Robotics District Championship

Student Teams Build, Battle Robots to Secure Spot in International Championship

Babadi Wins NSF CAREER Award

Babadi is one of two ECE/ISR professors to win a 2016 NSF CAREER award in signal processing.

University of Maryland Faculty, Alumni Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Inductees recognized for prolific spirit of innovation.

UMD Ranked Among Nation's Elite in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Princeton Review names UMD a Top 25 School for Entrepreneurship Studies.

Leonard to be Honored for Cooperative Control Innovations

Alumna Naomi Leonard to be inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame on Nov. 9.

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

CEE Launches Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories Renovation Initiative

CEE to redesign virtual and physical infrastructure engineering laboratories.

BGE's Calvin Butler to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks

CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to speak on May 22.

UMD to Host 2015 FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

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

UMD Mourns Passing of Benefactor and Alumnus A. James Clark

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

UMD Team Wins in RevCon Competition for Second Year Straight

Student and alumni team designs winning concept for DARPA’s 2015 International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge.

Mechanical Engineering Design Day Fall 2014

Student creativity, guest judges and special guests make the Fall 2014 Design Day a success!

Chip Used to Separate Bacteria from Food Samples Wins Professor Venture Fair

BioE Assistant Professor Javier Atencia Named Professor Venture Fair Winner

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

UMD's WaterShed Grows Roots at Pepco Facility, On Display at First Public Open House May 17

Bay-inspired Solar Decathlon winner now shines as innovative educational research center, open to public.

UMD to Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

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

UMD Alumnus Company Squarespace to Run Inaugural Big Game Ad

Squarespace was founded by Hinman CEOs Program alumnus Anthony Casalena.

UL Contributes $250K to UMD Fire Protection Engineering Legacy Campaign

Largest single gift in department's history to support new professor of the practice.

3D-Printed Heart Implant Wins Professor Venture Fair

Polymer grafts can be custom-fitted, promote tissue growth.

UMD Steel Bridge Team Meets Members of Congress at AISI Steel Day in DC

Civil Engineering students showcased UMD's steel bridge at AISA headquarters for US government and steel industry leaders.

UMD Ranked Top Public School for Tech Entrepreneurship in 2013 StartEngine College Index

UMD ranked second overall nationwide in PandoDaily ranking.

M-CERSI Day Highlights Regulatory Science

Second annual showcase event held by University of Maryland's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation.

Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Inaugural TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to spur development of transformative solutions for societal issues.

Gamera Team Breaks New Ground in Duration and Altitude

Student human-powered helicopter team sets unofficial world record for duration with 74-second flight.

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.

Record Breaking Year for Women in Engineering

The Clark School celebrates with an alumnae reception and new WIE Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

A. James Clark School of Engineering Dedicates New Learning Center

New Arnold E. Seigel Learning Center delivers a state-of-the-art 21st century learning environment.

FDA Leaders, Industry Call for Major Strides in Regulatory Science at UM CERSI Day

Over 150 government, industry, academic representatives attend new center's showcase event.

"Twenty-Year Window of Opportunity"

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

UMD Cybersecurity Center Launch Event Set for Dec. 9

Event will feature keynote by Former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell.

Stewart Named 1st Huskamp Award Recipient

Endowed scholarship honors late UMD CIO, BioE Director; aids Great Expectations campaign.

Clark School Draws From #1 System (Again)

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

$2M for New Magnetometer Technology

Ultra-sensitive devices for threat detection, biomedical apps earn Takeuchi, collaborators DARPA grant.

Fischell Undergrad Among Md.'s Top Women

Aidikoff selected for scholarship, leadership, and mentorship.

Krizek Comments Now Available

Read Innovation Hall of Fame member's remarks on unique character of engineers.

Experts Explore Environmental Engineering

White Symposium speakers outline characteristics of great engineers and programs.

Clark School Honors Innovator Krizek

CivE alumnus inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame for geotechnical engineering work.

Agreement Marks Exchange Program's 20th Anniversary

Research exchange that began in CEEE brings international flavor to Clark School.

UM Announces $50K Business Plan Competition Winners

2D-Security Mark, Electronic Receipts, Affiliate Marketing Companies Take Top Prizes

Alumna Featured in MIT's Technology Review

Zheng was cited for her innovations in cognitive radio technology.

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced

The 16 semifinalist teams include university faculty, students, and young alumni.

Improving Life for Millions of People

Clark School benefactor Robert E. Fischell and his family have donated $31 million to establish a bioengineering department and create an institute for biomedical devices.

Pioneering MTECH Celebrates 20 Years Linking the Clark School and Business

This week the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) celebrated its 20th anniversary and was honored for its pioneering and ever-growing services that link Clark School capabilities and the needs of the business world. The celebration was held in the new Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.

Howard Milchberg Named Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Shared exploration defines Dr. Milchberg’s teaching style.

Solar Decathlon Team Takes 4th Place

University of Maryland's Solar Decathlon Team is a 30-member cross-divisional team of undergraduate students that designed and built an 800 square-foot solar-powered house.