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, Daniel has led – and significantly expanded – the Organic Bioelectronics group of the Laboratory of Organic Electronics. In 2013, he became Assistant Professor (Swedish: Jr Universitetslektor), and earned his docenture in 2016.From left Magnus Berggren and Daniel Simon during a meeting at LOE.
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