Darryll Pines

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Darryll J. Pines

President, University of Maryland

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College Park, MD
40,709 Students

Darryll J. Pines serves as president of the University of Maryland as well as the Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Pines was previously the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering and dean of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he has been on the faculty since 1995. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2019. Before his promotion to dean, Pines led the Department of Aerospace Engineering, taking a leave of absence from the University of Maryland to serve as a program manager for the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He also held positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Chevron Corp. and Space Tethers. Pines received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.