Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Kevin M. Daniels is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics starting this upcoming Fall. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and the youngest of three children, Dr. Daniels received his B.S., M.E. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina in 2009, 2012, and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to his start at UMD, Dr. Daniels served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow residing at the US Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC). There he investigated the growth of wide bandgap materials, like silicon carbide (SiC), for power electronics and two-dimensional epitaxial graphene for high speed communications and sensors.
- B.S. '09, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina
- M.E. '12, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina
- PhD '14, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina
His current research interest include the growth of various metallic, semiconducting and insulating two-dimensional materials, particularly transition metal oxides and dichalcogenides, for environmental and biological sensors, batteries, and fuel cells. He has co-authored over 20 publications in the fields of material growth, electrochemistry and plasmonics and has given over 20 conference presentations.