The 2018 Innovation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Thursday, December 6, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Innovation Hall of Fame on the first floor of the Kim Engineering Building
Michelle Lane
301 405 9847

The 2018 Innovation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Charles H. (Chuck) Popenoe, ’57
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Rotunda
University of Maryland College Park Campus

11:30 AM: Registration and refreshments
12:00 PM: Innovation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Mr. Popenoe is being honored for inventing SmartBolts®, which remains the only technology of its kind, even after more than 50 years. SmartBolts® fasteners display actual tension with a built-in indicator that changes color as the bolt is tightened or loosened. The indicator design is reusable so it provides value at installation and allows you to monitor preload for the life of the bolt.

Mr. Popenoe graduated from the University of Maryland in 1957 with a bachelor's in aerospace engineering.

The Innovation Hall of Fame recognizes Clark School alumni, faculty, and associates who have pioneered many of the most significant engineering advances in the past century. Inductees include Robert Briskman, the co-founder of Sirius Satellite Radio; George Laurer, inventor of the Universal Product Code; and Brian Hinman, the innovator behind the Polycom SoundStation conference call device. For more information, visit

Audience: Public  Campus  Clark School  All Students  Graduate  Undergraduate  Prospective Students  K-12  Faculty  Staff  Post-Docs  Alumni 


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