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Mote Jr., C.D. (Dan)

Mote Jr., C.D. (Dan)

Regents Professor & Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
Former President of University of Maryland, College Park
Mechanical Engineering

EDUCATION

Dr. Mote received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

BACKGROUND

Prior to assuming the Presidency at Maryland, Dr. Mote served on the University of California, Berkeley faculty for 31 years. From 1991 to 1998, he was Vice Chancellor at Berkeley, held an endowed chair in Mechanical Systems and was President of the UC Berkeley Foundation. He led a comprehensive capital campaign for Berkeley that raised $1.4B. He earlier served as chair of Berkeley's Department of Mechanical Engineering and led the department to its number one ranking in the National Research Council review of graduate program effectiveness.

HONORS AND AWARDS

President Mote has received numerous awards and honors, including the Humboldt Prize awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a recipient of the Berkeley Citation, an award from the University of California-Berkeley similar to the honorary doctorate, and was named Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. He has received two honorary doctorates. Additional awards include:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Medal (2011)
  • Founders Award, National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of a comprehensive body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and for leadership in academia (2005)
  • J. P. Den Hartog Award, ASME International Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound, in honor of lifetime contribution to teaching and/or practice of vibration engineering (2005)
  • Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004)
  • Honorary doctorates from Tashkent State Technical University (2001), The Ohio State University (2001) and Carnegie Mellon University (2004)
  • The Berkeley Citation (1998), Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (2001) and Excellence in Achievement (2007), University of California
  • Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1988)
  • Named one of the 50 most "Influential Marylanders" by The Daily Record (2007)
  • Washingtonian Magazine's Washingtonian of the Year (2005)
  • Named one of the 20 most influential Business Leaders in Washington, DC by Business Forward Magazine (2001 and 2002)
  • Champion of Diversity Award, University of Maryland President's Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (2009)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and serves on its Council, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was elected to Honorary Membership in the ASME International, its most distinguished recognition, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Service

  • President, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) (2013)
  • Executive Committee, National Research Council (2009-2011)
  • Chair, National Research Council Committee on Global Science and Technology Strategies and their Effects on U.S. National Security (2009-2010)
  • Treasurer, National Academy of Engineering (2009-2013)
  • Steering Committee, Council on Competitiveness: Energy Security, Innovation and Sustainability (2009-2011)
  • Board of Directors and Audit Committee, National Academies Corporation (2010-present)
  • International Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters, Beijing, China (2009-present)
  • Economic Advisor, Government of Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China (2005-2009)
  • Trustee and Audit Committee, Universities Research Association (2008-present)
  • National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP) (2007-present)
  • Co-Chair, National Academies Government University Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) (2007-present)
  • Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education (2007-2009)
  • National Academies Committee on Science, Security and Prosperity (COSSP) (2007-2008)
  • National Academies Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security (CSCANS) (2005-2007)
  • Founding Member, FBI National Security Higher Education Advisory Board (2004-present)
  • Governing Board, National Research Council (2007-2008)
  • National Research Council Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology (2005)
  • Vice Chair, National Research Council Committee on Department of Defense Basic Research (2004)

Dr. Mote's research lies in dynamic systems and biomechanics. Internationally recognized for his research on the dynamics of gyroscopic systems and the biomechanics of snow skiing.

He has produced more than 300 publications, holds patents in the U.S., Norway, Finland and Sweden, and has mentored 56 Ph.D. students.

 

C. Dan Mote, Jr. to Receive 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

Mote announced as one of the Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2020 recipients.

Clark professors Wu, Liu named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

New inductees are latest of six UMD faculty recognized by NAI for ‘prolific spirit of innovation.’

Welcome, NAE Members

The Clark School welcomes six National Academy Engineering members who will be returning to or joining our faculty this fall.

Pines Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dean of UMD's engineering school to receive one of engineering's highest honors.

Spacecraft carrying Adomaitis thin film experiment docks with the International Space Station

The experiment will travel on the ISS for a year, exposing samples to the environment of low earth orbit.

C.D. Mote, Jr. Delivers Roy V. Wright Lecture

Dr. Mote recognized for his dedication and commitment to ASME.

Hubbard Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Joins 23 other Clark-affiliated faculty

Mote Named Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor and Former UMD President C. D. Mote Jr. Named Member of CAE.

Gupta Receives ASEE 2015 Ralph Coats Roe Award

Distinguished University Professor Ashwani Gupta receives 2015 Ralph Coats Roe Award at ASEE annual conference.

Novel Imaging Technique Paves Way for Advancements in Bone Tissue Engineering

BioE Associate Professor Yu Chen receives $1.29M NIH R01 grant to develop system to quantitatively image 3D cell behavior.

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners

New awards honor alumni, friends for career achievements and contributions to Clark School.

Bergbreiter to attend NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Microrobotics researcher one of 83 "outstanding young engineers" invited to prestigious event.

ECE Alumnus Briskman Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Briskman's pioneering efforts in satellite communications garner highest professional distinction.

UMD's Mote Elected NAE President

Former President and Clark School Professor Named President of National Academy of Engineering.

Mote Nominated to be Next NAE President

Clark School professor, former UMD president would lead National Academy of Engineering beginning July 2013.

New Minta Martin Professors Named

Historic honor recognizes full professors who have made significant scholarly contributions.

Mote, Augustine Lead National Academies Panel on Defense and STEM

Resulting report examines Pentagon's future STEM workforce needs.

Mote To Receive Highest Mechanical Engineering Honor

Clark School professor and past UM president recognized for theory of the dynamics of flexible moving structures.

"Twenty-Year Window of Opportunity"

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

Mote Named USM Regents Professor

University System of Maryland honors former UM president for scholarly achievement and service.

Producing New Innovations and Innovators

Former UM president, U.S. Senator to deliver fall Whiting-Turner lectures.

Wallace D. Loh Appointed President of University of Maryland

Current University of Iowa Executive VP and Provost named new U-Md. President, effective November 1

175 Percent More Efficient Refrigeration

Clark School team develops "smart" alloy for cooling systems.

Clark School's CALCE Connects with China

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

UM, LM Launch Strategic Relationship

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

University Partners with National Cancer Institute

Bentley to provide nano-bio drug delivery expertise in close collaboration.

UM $75K Biz Plan Competition Winners Announced

Speech software from Clark School's Espy-Wilson wins top prize, Citrin Award.

UM's Pres. Mote to Retire

Mote, also a Clark School professor, will continue his academic appointment after one-year hiatus.

Clark Named a "Washingtonian of the Year"

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

Clark School Students Recognized

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

Mote Elected NAE Treasurer

UM president, ME professor to serve four-year term with National Academy of Engineering.

Five Elevated to Full Professor

Clark School's Adomaitis, Ghodssi, Phaneuf, Sandborn and Takeuchi promoted.

Southern Maryland Partnership Announced

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

Sengers to Receive International Service Award

Professor recognized for contributions to UMD's international programs.

UM, UET Peshawar Forge Partnership

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

UM to Introduce WiMAX Lab

ECE affiliate faculty member Ashok Agrawala will direct new MAXWell Lab.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Six winners were selected from eight finalist teams.

Hannam One of 65 Truman Scholars

ME junior captures national leadership award for Engineers Without Borders work.

EERC Conducts 1st Workshop

UM faculty and Petroleum Institute review cooperation success of past year.

MIPS Wins National Economic Development Award

Maryland Industrial Partnerships honored by the State Science and Technology Institute.

Bar-Cohen Elected Honorary ASME Member

Honor recognizes lifetime service to engineering for ME department chair.

Ghodssi Invited to NAE Symposium

Professor among 100 of nation's outstanding young engineers invited to Frontiers event.

Farvardin Named University of Maryland Provost

Current Clark School dean will assume new position on July 1.

RIT Selects Destler as President

Former Clark School dean and university provost to take helm on July 1.

ASEE Prism Profiles Pres. Mote

Magazine's November issue highlights Mote's dedication to promoting science and engineering.

Pecht Receives UM International Service Award

Mechanical engineering professor, CALCE director presented with award by Pres. Mote today.

Hillman Gift Supports New Entrepreneurship Education Program

Four-year program teams Clark School's MTECH Ventures, Prince George's Community College.

FDA Acting Commissioner Visits Bioengineering

von Eschenbach cites the importance of the FDA's link with the University.

Curing What "Can’t" Be Cured

23 MIPS Projects Worth $4.5M Pursue Health, Safety Challenges.

Fourney to Receive President's Medal

Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to campus.

Clark School Unveils Martin Exhibit

Historical display honors Glenn L. Martin and Lockheed Martin.

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced

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

Prestigious NAE Induction for Griffin, Baecher

Michael Griffin and Gregory Baecher receive National Academy of Engineering honor.

Mote to Speak at Policy Colloquium

Pres. Mote will address U.S. competitiveness at forum in Washington, D.C.

Griffin Presents Plan for NASA’s Future

Alumnus and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin shared his vision for space exploration at the Clark School this week.

President Mote Wins NAE Founders Award

University President (and Clark School professor) C.D. Mote, Jr., has won the National Academy of Engineering Founders Award.

Innovation Hall of Fame Moves, Inducts New Members

The Innovation Hall of Fame has moved to its new Kim Building home and now includes two new members.

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.

New Nano Center Open for Business, Ranked No. 1

The new Maryland Center for Integrated Nano Science and Engineering (M-CINSE), recently ranked first in the nation in nano research and education, has opened its doors in the Kim Engineering Building and invited the participation of academic, industrial, financial and legislative partners from Maryland and the nation.

National Academy of Engineering Elects Three of our Faculty as New Members

Three University of Maryland faculty are among the 76 newly elected members of National Academy of Engineering (NAE.)

  • International Academy of Wood Science
  • The Acoustical Society of America