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Sandborn Named Interim Director of Mtech
Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering Peter Sandborn has been named interim director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech). Sandborn will replace Professor David Barbe, who is retiring from the university at the end of the year. Sandborn will begin his new position in January.
Sandborn is a member of the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland where his research group develops life-cycle cost models and business case support for long field life systems including obsolescence forecasting algorithms, strategic design refresh planning, lifetime buy optimization, and return on investment models for maintenance planning. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications that have appeared in journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and books. Sandborn has served as committee chair, conference chair, associate editor, editorial board member, and board member for the ASME, IEEE and International PHM Society. He has a B.S. degree in engineering physics from the University of Colorado, and an M.S. degree in electrical science and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Mtech was founded in 1983. Its mission is to educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs, create successful technology ventures, and connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed. Mtech offers over 25 courses on entrepreneurship as well as services for faculty, staff, and students to turn their technology ideas into reality. Mtech’s programs have helped create or retain over 7,000 jobs and have had a $27.8 billion impact on the Maryland economy.
November 13, 2012