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