Kevin Daniels

Dr. Kevin Daniels

Dr. Kevin Daniels is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and for the Institute for Electronics and Applied Physics, and director of the Dimensional Materials Laboratory (DML) at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on exploiting the electrical, optical, and mechanical properties of 2D and low-dimensional materials for chemical and biological sensing, quantum science, and plasmonics. 

He received his B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2009, 2012, and 2014, respectively. Before joining the University of Maryland in 2017, he was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory from 2014-2017. He is a National Science Foundation CAREER award (2022) recipient, and his scientific contributions have led to over 40 publications and numerous presentations on 2D and wide bandgap semiconductor material synthesis, characterization, and applications.

Dr. Daniels was recently awarded a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant to complete the NSF’s national I-Corps Teams cohort in March 2024, where he will act as PI and join his team in exploring the commercial potential of their research on rapid, selective, and sensitive screening tools for pathogens, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.