Marc Dandin, PhD

Senior Consultant

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Marc Dandin, PhD, is a Senior Consultant with expertise in a wide range of intellectual property matters. He specializes in technologies relating to medical devices, biosensing, batteries, power systems and circuits, mixed-signal integrated circuits, signal processing, financial services, micro-electro-mechanical systems, nanotechnology, lab-on-a-chip devices, optoelectronics, and instrumentation engineering.

Marc’s doctoral research focused on the design of single-photon avalanche diodes in modern CMOS processes and on the design and fabrication of integrated optical filters for UV light rejection, both technologies for use in point-of-care diagnostics devices. His research covered advanced topics in electrical and computer engineering, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering. Marc serves as a technical reviewer for several international peer-reviewed scientific and engineering journals. In 2017, he was elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his professional standing.

Marc is also an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Marc was the founding member of a technology start-up venture developing high performance biosensors for use in the medical diagnostics markets. For his technology entrepreneurship efforts, Marc was awarded the University of Maryland’s Bioengineering department’s Robert E. Fischell Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering, the Electrical Engineering department’s inaugural Jimmy H. C. Lin Award for Entrepreneurship, and the Mechanical Engineering department’s Certificate of Excellence. Marc is fluent in French and in Haitian Creole.


    University of Maryland
    College Park, Maryland
    Ph.D., Bioengineering, 2012

    University of Maryland
    College Park, Maryland
    M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2007

    University of Maryland
    College Park, Maryland
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2004

    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member and Technical Reviewer
    • M. Dandin, P. Abshire, and E. Smela, “Polymer Filters for Ultraviolet-Excited Integrated Fluorescence Sensing,” J. Micromech. Microeng., vol. 22, 095018, 2012.
    • M. Dandin and P. Abshire, “High Signal-to-Noise Ratio Avalanche Diodes with Perimeter Field Gate and Active Readout,” IEEE Electron Device Lett., vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 570–572, 2012.
    • M. Dandin, A. Akturk, B. Nouri, N. Goldsman, and P. Abshire, “Characterization of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes in a 0.5 μm Standard CMOS Process–Part 1: Perimeter Breakdown Suppression,” IEEE Sens. J., vol. 10, No. 11, pp. 1682–1690, 2010.
    • N. Nelson, D. Sander, M. Dandin, S. B. Prakash, A. Sarje, and P. Abshire, “Hand-held Fluorometers for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Circuits Syst., vol. 3, pp. 97–107, 2009.
    • M. Dandin, P. Abshire, and E. Smela “Optical Filtering Technologies for Integrated Fluorescence Sensing,” Lab Chip, vol. 7, pp. 955–977, 2007.