Associate Professor Daniel Simon is the Organic Bioelectronics group leader at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Georgia, Athens (USA) in 2000, where he participated in theoretical condensed matter research under Michael Geller.
In 2001, he began his graduate work in the Physics department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA). There, he joined the laboratory of Sue Carter, studying a range of topics in polymer-based electronics. In 2004, Daniel received his Master's degree, based on electronically patterned polymer films on micro-electrode arrays.
In the Spring of 2007, he earned his PhD, based on polymer light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) and nanoparticle-based non-volatile memory (in collaboration with Campbell Scott and Luisa Bozano at IBM Almaden). Later that year, he joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics as a postdoctoral researcher, where he focused on converting an in vitro delivery technology for use in a living animal, and later for self-regulating artificial neuron functionality.
Since 2011, he has led – and significantly expanded – the organic bioelectronics and iontronics activities at LOE. In 2013, he became Assistant Professor, and in 2016, he earned his docenture and became Associate Professor.
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