Michael P. McLoughlin received his B.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Delaware in 1983 and 1985 respectively. He is the Chief Engineer for the Research and Exploratory Development Department, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). Mike has extensive Executive, Program and Line Management experience, leading complex multidisciplinary efforts at the intersection of Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Healthcare and Systems Engineering. In 2009, Mike assumed leadership responsibilities for the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program, successfully demonstrating brain control of high dexterity prosthetics with amputees and quadriplegics. He is also leading efforts to develop human integrated robotics for a wide range of applications including visual prosthetics, assistive robotics and robotics for hazardous environments. His experience includes working with start-ups, academia, and government organizations to develop and grow new business and address critical challenges facing our nation. Mike began his career at JHU/APL in 1985, and has held progressively responsible technical and managerial positions. During his tenure at JHU/APL, he had significant roles in establishing the Biomedicine and Homeland Protection Mission Areas. Mike teaches both Technical Executive Leadership and Advanced Technology Management in the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and is a member of the APL Principal Professional Staff.

Education History

  • BSEE Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware
  • MSEE Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware

Work Experience

Principal Professional Staff, (Retired), JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Professional Organizations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers