The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has named Darryll J. Pines as the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park. He will take office on July 1.
Currently, Dr. Pines is dean of the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. He first arrived at the university in 1995 as an assistant professor. He later served as chair of the department of aerospace engineering, before becoming dean of the School of Engineering in 2009.
During a three-year leave of absence from the university from 2003 to 2006, Dr. Pines served as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. While there, he initiated five programs related to the development of aerospace technologies, for which he was awarded the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Service Medal. In 2019, Dr. Pines was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Pines is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in mechanical engineering. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.