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Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Aerospace Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Historic
Favorite Quote:
Scientists study the world that is. Engineers design the world that will be.

Birthplace

Born:
8/28/1964
Birth Location:
Oakland, California

Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Aerospace Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Historic
Favorite Quote:
Scientists study the world that is. Engineers design the world that will be.

Birthplace

Born:
8/28/1964
Birth Location:
Oakland
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Biography

Aerospace engineer and mechanical engineer Darryll Pines was born on August 28, 1964 in Oakland, California. received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to receive advanced degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree in 1988 and his Ph.D. degree in 1992.

Pines worked for the Chevron Corporation and Space Tethers, Inc. before joining Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)’s Advance Technology Program. At LLNL, he helped design the sensor technology of Clementine-1 spacecraft. In 1995, Pines joined the faculty of the University of Maryland (UMD) as an assistant professor. He became the director of UMD’s Sloan Scholars Program in 1996 and the director of the GEM Program in 1999. Pines has also served as chair of the Engineering Council, director of the NASA CUIP Program and director of the SAMPEX flight experiment. He took a leave of absence from 2003 to 2006 to serve as the program manager for the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In 2006, Pines became chair of UMD’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, where under his leadership, the department was ranked eighth overall among United States universities. Three years later, he was named dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering. Pines’ research focuses on structural dynamics, smart sensors, biologically inspired structures as well as the guidance and control of aerospace vehicles.

Pines was named a fellow of the Institute of Physics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has received the NACME Alumni Circle Award and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Darryl Pines was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 13, 2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Darryll Pines describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Darryll Pines describes his mother's childhood in Liverpool, England
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Darryll Pines describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Darryll Pines describes his father's decision to join the U.S. Air Force and his parents meeting in Liverpool, England
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Darryll Pines talks about American servicemen who married British women while stationed in England
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Darryll Pines describes his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Darryll Pines describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Darryll Pines talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Darryll Pines describes his parents' careers
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Darryll Pines describes the sights and sounds and smells of growing up
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Darryll Pines talks about the Black Panther Party, the loss of jobs, and the gradual deterioration of the East Oakland neighborhood where he grew up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Darryll Pines talks about the prominent entertainers and athletes who came from Oakland, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Darryll Pines talks about political activism in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Darryll Pines describes his exposure to technology
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Darryll Pines describes the neighborhood where he grew up in East Oakland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Darryll Pines describes his mother's role in getting into Berkeley High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Darryll Pines describes his experience in grade school at Markham Elementary School and St. Benedict's Catholic School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Darryll Pines describes watching the moon landing and meeting Neil Armstrong
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Darryll Pines talks about the major events of 1994
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Darryll Pines describes his relationship with his twin brother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Darryll Pines talks about playing basketball
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Darryll Pines describes his decision to become an engineer
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Darryll Pines describes his decision to attend the University of California, Berkeley
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Darryll Pines talks about his mentor and advisor, Daniel Mote
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Darryll Pines talks about his interest in science fiction
  • Tape: 2 Story: 15 - Darryll Pines talks about political activism in Berkeley in the 1980s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Darryll Pines talks about his decision to study mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Darryll Pines talks about the relationships he formed at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Darryll Pines talks about decision to attend MIT and his dissertation on the control of structures in space
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Darryll Pines describes human powered aircraft
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Darryll Pines describes his Ph.D. dissertation research
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Darryll Pines talks about his doctoral advisor, Andy von Flowtow
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Darryll Pines talks about meeting his wife
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Darryll Pines describes his space research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Darryll Pines describes his decision to work at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Darryll Pines describes his students' research in deep space navigation and uninhabited air vehicle systems
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Darryll Pines describes his professional relationship with Freeman Hrabowski
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Darryll Pines describes programs designed to increase minority student enrollment in STEM
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Darryll Pines describes the NASA CUIP program for the next generation of space vehicles
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Darryll Pines describes the SAMPEX program at NASA Goddard
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Darryll Pines describes his research with DARPA
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Darryll Pines talks about DARPA's technological contributions to modern-day society
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Darryll Pines describes his experience as chair of the aerospace engineering department at the University of Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Darryll Pines talks about the current generation of students in engineering and science
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Darryll Pines describes his students' efforts to use their engineering skills to have a positive impact on society
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Darryll Pines talks about the balance between his research and administrative roles
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Darryll Pines talks about recruiting minority students to the University of Maryland's College of Engineering
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Darryll Pines describes cutting edge research in science and engineering
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Darryll Pines talks about his hopes and concerns for the African-American community today
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Darryll Pines talks about what he would have done differently to prepare for his career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Darryll Pines reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Darryll Pines talks about his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Darryll Pines describes how he would like to be remembered