Daniel Hayes joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering


Daniel Hayes joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering this semester as an associate professor. 

Hayes comes to Penn State from Louisiana State University where he served as an assistant professor of biological engineering from 2008 to 2016. During his time at LSU, he taught numerous engineering courses and served as the primary investigator of the Nanoscience and Tissue Engineering Laboratory. For his research work in nanoplasmonic optogeneic control systems, he was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2013) and a National Institutes of Health R01 grant. 

Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree in science and a doctoral degree in engineering science and mechanics from Penn State in 1997 and 2004, respectively. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree, Hayes worked as a research assistant at New York University Medical Center and Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York, NY.

After completing his doctoral degree, Hayes spent several years working in the nanotechnology industry.

Upon returning to academia, he has focused his research interests on nanoscale drug delivery, diagnostic tools, and the development of materials and processes for regenerative medicine.

Hayes has authored over thirty peer-reviewed publications and is the inventor of fifteen pending and issued patents.


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Daniel Hayes has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an associate professor



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614