Kenneth A. Gabriel
Dr. Gabriel’s professional focus is in rapid technology development and commercialization
through carefully selected intellectual property, complemented with commercial off
the shelf components and devices. Currently, Dr. Gabriel serves as Director, Advanced
Concepts at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Clark School of
Engineering, University of Maryland as well as Adjunct Faculty member at the R.H.
Smith School of Business where he teaches both undergraduate and MBA courses on
global strategy, business consulting, and venture creation.
Dr. Gabriel is also founder, President and CEO of Prognosys LLC, Alexandria,
VA and Columbia, MD. Prognosys primarily commercializes rapid diagnostics and prognosis
systems for human and animal diseases, drugs of abuse, and food safety. Prognosys
is a pioneer in the use of pervasive barcodes as diagnostic assays for use at points
of care, at home, or in resource-limited settings. Prior to launching Prognosys
LLC, Dr. Gabriel established a successful materials and structure manufacturing
company, High Performance Materials Group LLC, Boothwyn, PA, which focused, among
other products, on lightweight personnel and vehicle armor. Another of Dr. Gabriel’s
firms is Interconcepts, Inc., Alexandria, VA, a consulting and business incubator
firm, whose focus is on business strategy, intellectual property management and
monetization, and efficient management and organization of public and private organizations.
Previous to his successful launch and operation of his own businesses, Dr. Gabriel
served as Congressional Affairs specialist at the Lipson Law Firm, Washington, DC
where he represented public and private organizations to the Federal, local, and
Dr. Gabriel served in key technology leadership roles in the Department of Defense
including serving as Director, U.S. Army Research Office in Washington, DC, and
Director of Research, U.S. Army Pentagon, Washington, DC. During his tenure in Army
research, technology, and laboratory management, Dr. Gabriel was responsible for
key technology demonstrations. He was Director of the Army Advanced Concepts and
Technology Program that solicited and funded rapid development of key Army weapons,
intelligence, and IT systems. During his tenure at the Pentagon, Dr. Gabriel was
U.S. delegate to a number of NATO defense Committees, including the Coordinated
Committee (CoCom) on Multilateral trade.
Dr. Gabriel holds Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Surface Science and two M.S. degrees
in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.
He also earned M.A. in National Security from Georgetown University School of Foreign
Service, Washington, DC.