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Mickey McCabe

Mickey McCabe

Executive Director

Group: Executive Director / Executive Director



Dr. McCabe is Executive Director of the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI). He has provided leadership for various research organizations for more than 30 years in both the university and industrial arenas. He has been a leader in creating technology-based economic development resulting from successful R&D programs. His technical experience and background are in the areas of polymers, fibers and composite systems. He is the sole inventor on U.S. Patent # 4,661,336 concerning the production of carbon fibers.

Prior to the UTARI position, Dr. McCabe was Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Research Institute at the University of Dayton. While there, the University of Dayton and its Research Institute became a regional leader in technology-based economic development and a national leader in materials research. Dr. McCabe played a significant role in convincing GE Aviation to build a research center on the University of Dayton’s campus. The GE EPISCenter will create new technology and products for integrated electric power systems for aircraft.

Dr. McCabe’s prior experience also includes directing the development and application of advanced composite materials for all jet engine composite components at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was responsible for the material selection, process development and the production of certification composite fan blades for the GE 90 engine.

Dr. McCabe received his Ph.D. in 1975 and his M.S. in 1973, both in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.  He received his BS in Chemistry from Capital University in 1971.  He also holds an MBA from the University of Cincinnati (1980).  The Dayton Business Journal identified Dr. McCabe in “Who’s Who in Aerospace and Defense” in their May, 2014 listing. In 2001 Dr. McCabe was invited to attend the week long 48th National Security Forum at the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, and in 2002 he was named a Fellow in the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE).