Professor, Department of Engineering, UMD
Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (mTech)
Areas of Interest: Sustainment, Electronic Systems, Aging Supply Chain, System Health Management, Obsolescence Management, Life-Cycle Cost Modeling
Dr. Sandborn is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland and a member of the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE). Dr. Sandborn is also the Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), which is home to all the incubators and entrepreneurship programs at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sandborn’s research interests include: technology obsolescence management (DMSMS), prognostics and health management, technology tradeoff analysis, parts selection and management, and system life-cycle and risk economics. He has done work on investment returns, design for availability, outcome-based contract design, and maintenance optimization for aerospace and control systems, and wind turbines. He is a fellow of the IEEE and ASME.