Innovation Hall of Fame | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Innovation Hall of Fame: Inspiring Generations of Young Engineers

Pulse Doppler radar, the universal product code, flexible coronary artery stents, the asynchronous transfer mode switch—these wide-ranging technologies, which enhance everyday life for millions of people around the world, are only a few of the many pioneered by Clark School alumni, faculty, and friends and celebrated in the Clark School’s Innovation Hall of Fame. Advances featured here serve to inspire Clark School students and the many visitors who pass through the hall each year.

2018 Inductee: Charles H. (Chuck) Popenoe

Mr. Popenoe has been honored for his invention of the SmartBolt®.

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Chuck Popoenoe headshot

Share in the Inspiration

We encourage you to:

  • Tour the hall through this site or by visiting the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building (where the hall is physically located)
  • Attend our annual induction ceremony, together with the White Symposium on Engineering Innovation
  • Nominate a Clark School innovator you feel has merited this high honor
  • Appreciate the contributions made by Clark School engineers and become part of our long tradition of engineering innovation