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C. Daniel Mote Jr.
MSA SC 3520-14086


Born Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr., in San Francisco, California, on February 5, 1937. Attended University of California at Berkeley; B.S., mechanical engineering, 1959; M.S., mechanical engineering, 1960; Ph.D., engineering mechanics, 1963. Wife Patricia L. Mote; two children, four grandchildren.

Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, England, 1963-64. Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1964-67. Professor of mechanical engineering, 1967-98; department chair, 1987-91; Vice-Chancellor of University Relations, 1991-98, University of California at Berkeley. President, University of California at Berkeley Foundation, 1991-1998. President, University of Maryland, College Park, 1998-present.

Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1991. Board of Directors, University System of Maryland Foundation, 1998-. Chair, Board of Directors, University Research Corporation International. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland, College Park, 1998-present. Member, Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; University System of Maryland Financial Aid Task Force, 2004. Member, National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, 2005-; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2006-08. Member, Technology Council of Maryland; Washington Regional Committee for the 2012 Olympics; U.S. National Academy of Engineering (council member); American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Board member, Potomac Knowledgeway. Co-chair, Potomac Conference of Greater Washington Board of Trade. Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science; Acoustical Society of America; American Association for the Advancement of Science. Honorary member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International. Berkeley Citation Award and Distinguished Teaching Award, 1971. Pi Tau Sigma Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1975. Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Federal Republic of Germany, 1988. 40 Most Influential Leaders in Washington DC, Washington Business Forward, 2001. J. P. Den Hartog Award, International Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005. Founders Award, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, 2005. Influential Marylanders in Education, Daily Record, 2007. Recipient, First Citizen Award, 2010.

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