Professor and Department Head, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dr. David Dandy has been a member of the department faculty since 1992. In addition to his appointment in Chemical and Biological Engineering he holds a joint appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering.
Prior to joining the department, Dr. Dandy spent four years as a Senior Staff Member in the Advanced Materials Department at Sandia National Laboratories, focusing on thermal and plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of thin films. Once at Colorado State University he transitioned that technology to develop a novel optical waveguide platform for biomarker detection. This research in the mid-2000s was the beginning of his major focus on point-of-need microfluidic diagnostic development.
Dr. Dandy is currently in his third term as the department head of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He represents the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering on the Provost’s Council of Heads and Chairs, and he is the chair of the Provost’s Academic Master Plan Implementation Committee.