Carnegie Mellon University

Marc Dandin

Dr. Marc Dandin

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

HH 2111
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2004
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2007 
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Maryland, 2012


Dr. Dandin is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously co-founded and led a start-up company in the medical diagnostics arena. Furthermore, he worked as a technical specialist in intellectual property matters at several law firms in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. For his research and entrepreneurship efforts, Dr. Dandin was awarded the University of Maryland 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. In 2017, he was elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE in recognition of his professional standing.


Dr. Dandin’s research interests lie at the intersection of microsystems engineering, integrated circuit design, and biomedicine. His research focuses on establishing new paradigms in technology integration for interfacing electronics with biological systems. His research objectives are two-fold: first, he seeks to learn from biology to design more efficient and smarter artificial sensing and actuation systems, and second, he aims to develop translational bioengineering approaches for enabling novel diagnostics methods and therapies that address unmet needs in medicine.

Research Interests: integrated circuits, bioMEMS, biosensors, bioelectronics, microfluidics


Awards and Recognition

  • Elevation to Senior Member Grade, IEEE, 2017
  • Jimmy H. C. Lin Award for Entrepreneurship (inaugural), 2011 (Read more)


  • Fischell Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering, 2008-2012 (Read more)
  • Certificate of Excellence, Department of Mechanical Engineering (UMD), 2008