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Dr. Don Engel

donengelCurrent Roles at UMBC

  • Assistant Vice President for Research
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Education and Professional Experience

  • 2011 onward — UMBC
  • 2010-2011 — Senior Consultant — Deloitte
  • 2009-2010 — Postdoctoral Fellow and Medical Physics Resident — Johns Hopkins University
  • 2007-2008 — APS Senior Science Policy Fellow — Washington, DC
  • 2006-2007 — AAAS/APS Congressional Fellow — Office of Rush Holt (NJ-12)
  • 2001-2006 — Physics Ph.D. — University of Pennsylvania
  • 2000-2001 — Computer Science Sc.M. — Brown University
  • 1998-2000 — Math-Physics Sc.B. — Brown University
  • 1996-1998 — Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Astronomy major — UMCP

Courses Taught

  • Fall 2014 — Physics 100: Ideas in Physics

Selected Grants

  • 09/01/14 – 08/31/17  (Co-PI)
    “CC*IIE Networking Infrastructure: Enabling Big Computing and Data Intensive Cyberinfrastructure (EBCDIC)”
    NSF Award #1440477
    Total Direct Costs: $500,000
  • 09/01/15 – 08/31/17 (Senior Personnel)
    “MRI: Acquisition of π², a CAVE2-Inspired Display for Discovery Science, Creativity, and Education”
    NSF Award #1531491
    Total Direct Costs: $360,000

Affiliations

  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS)
  • Member, National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)

Selected Journal Publications

  • Engel, D. & DeGrado, W. (2004) Amino Acid Propensities are Position-Dependent Throughout the Length of α-Helices. Journal of Molecular Biology 337, 1195-1205.
  • Engel, D., Senes, A., & DeGrado, W. (2004) Folding of helical membrane proteins: the role of polar, GxxxG-like and proline motifs. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 14, 465-479.
  • Lahr, S., Engel, D., Stayrook, S., Maglio O., North, B., Geremia, S., Lombardi, A., & DeGrado, W. (2005) Analysis and Design of Turns in α-Helical Hairpins. Journal of Molecular Biology 346, 1441-1454.
  • Engel, D. & DeGrado, W. (2005) α-α Linking Motifs and Interhelical Orientations. Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics 61, 325-337.
  • Geremia, S. Di Costanzo, L., Randaccio, L., Engel, D., Lombardi, A., Nastri, F., & DeGrado, W. (2005) Response of a Designed Metalloprotein to Changes in Metal Ion Coordination, Exogenous Ligands, and Active Site Volume Determined by X-ray Crystallography. Journal of the American Chemical Society 127(49), 17266-17276.
  • Bender, G., Lehmann, A., Zou, H., Cheng, H. Fry, H., Engel, D., Therien, M., Blasie, J., Roder, H., Saven, J., & DeGrado, W. (2007) De Novo Design of a Single-Chain Diphenylporphyrin Metalloprotein. Journal of the American Chemical Society 129(35), 10732- 10740.

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • Engel, D., Charniak, E., & Johnson, M. (2002) Parsing and Disfluency Placement. In Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 49-54.

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