After receiving his PhD in electrical engineering from John Hopkins University and working in industry and government, Dr. Barbe came to the University of Maryland in 1985. He was awarded the rank of Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) in 1978 for his pioneering work on charge coupled device imagers, now used in digital cameras, camcorders, fax machines and numerous defense and medical applications. Since 2000, he has concentrated on technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Awards include: Stanford University’s Price Institute Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award in 2002, the American Society of Engineering Education Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educators Award in 2003, the Olympus Lifetime of Education Innovation Award in 2008, and The Daily Record Innovator of the Year in 2011. In addition to his many technical publications, his recent publications are in the fields of technology entrepreneurship, venture creation and innovation.