David Gottfried received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry (highest distinction, highest honors) in 1984 from the University of Michigan and continued his studies in physical chemistry at Stanford University under a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship, obtaining his doctorate in 1991. He then was a European Molecular Biology Organization post-doctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science/Bar-Ilan University before beginning research and teaching in biophysics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1999 he moved to the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he designed and tested optical sensors for chemical and biological agents with food safety, environmental, and homeland security applications. Dr. Gottfried joined the Microelectronics Research Center in 2007, where he was a technical liaison and biomedical domain expert for the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network. Since 2012 he has been part of the Advanced Technology Team in the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology. He is also the Deputy Director for the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC) which is a member site of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). Dr. Gottfried was selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2012.
Research Areas of Interest:
- Surface Functionalization and Characterization
- Chemical and Biological Sensors
- Ink-jet Printing and Applications
- Biomedical Electronics
- Optics & Photonics