In 1969, Dr. Barbe received the Ph.D. degree from The Johns
Hopkins University in Electrical Engineering after receiving B.S.E.E. and
M.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University
in 1962 and 1964, respectively.
Dr. Barbe joined the University of Maryland in 1985 as
a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since 1987, Dr. Barbe
has been Executive Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
(MTECH), where he oversees six programs that foster technology entrepreneurship
and technology company formation.
From 1979 to 1985 he was the Director of Submarine and
ASW Programs and Assistant for Electronics and Physical Sciences in the
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering
and Systems. Prior to 1979, he was Head of the Microelectronics Branch of
the Naval Research Laboratory and Fellow Engineer at the Westinghouse Advanced
Technology Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Barbe was awarded the rank of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1978 for pioneering research in Charge
Coupled Devices. He was a National Lecturer for the IEEE Electron Devices
Society in 1987 and was a member of the IEEE Awards Board for six years
and has served on various program committees for IEEE microelectronics conferences.
He has published and presented over 100 technical papers and edited several
books on semiconductor devices and microelectronics and has authored several
recent papers on technology entrepreneurship. He received a Department of
Defense Award in 1979 for outstanding service and a Integrated Circuit Pioneer
Award in 1987. Dr. Barbe has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1978.
A program for undergraduate entrepreneurs for which he
is the faculty director, the Hinman CEOs Program, received Stanford's Price
Institute 2002 Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award and the Maryland
Association for Higher Education Distinguished Program Award in 2003. Dr.
Barbe received the American Society of Engineering Education's Outstanding
Entrepreneurship Educator Award in June 2003.