Douglas Densmore

Portrait of Douglas Densmore

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
BSE, Computer Engineering, University of Michigan
Kilachand Center, Room 403


A computer engineer, Densmore’s research focuses on the development of tools for the specification, design, and assembly of synthetic biological systems, drawing upon his experience with embedded system-level design and electronic design automation. He is also the director of the Cross-disciplinary Integration of Design Automation Research group at the University, where his research team develops computational and experimental tools for synthetic biology. Additionally, along with key Principal Investigators Wilson Wong and Mo Khalil, Densmore leads the Living Computing Project, an effort to create a toolbox of catalogued biological parts that can be used to engineer organisms with predictable results, funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Other Links:

Design | Automation | Manufacturing | Prototyping (DAMP) Lab

Research Interests:

high-level languages for synthetic biology, data exchange standards for biological parts and devices, bio-design automation, microfluidic computer-aided design


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