Karl V. Steiner

Vice President for Research, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Dr. Karl V. Steiner serves as the Vice President for Research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), holds the academic rank of Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Affiliate Appointment as Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UMBC.  He has over thirty years of experience in research and academic leadership.  Dr. Steiner joined UMBC in September 2013 continuing a successful administrative and research career spanning three decades at the University of Delaware.

Under Dr. Steiner’s leadership UMBC has expanded both its extramural research portfolio and its reputation for inclusive excellence by building on a strong, vibrant, interdisciplinary and collaborative culture supporting research, scholarship and creative achievement.

Dr. Steiner has provided key leadership to secure a major, joint award with MITRE for the creation of a 25-year, multi-billion Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE); a new, collaborative research partnership between UMBC and the U.S. Naval Academy in cybersecurity; and competitive renewal awards for three Cooperative Research Centers with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center valued at over $100 million to UMBC over the next five years.

Dr. Steiner received his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany in 1995, his Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1989 and completed his Engineering Diploma in Electrical Engineering & Information Technologies at the Technical University Braunschweig/ Wolfenbüttel, now Ostfalia, in Germany in 1983.