Bio


Dan Congreve received his B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State in 2011, working with Vik Dalal studying defect densities of nano-crystalline and amorphous silicon. He received his PhD from MIT in 2015, studying under Marc Baldo. His thesis work focused on photonic energy conversion using singlet fission and triplet fusion as a downconverting and upconverting process, respectively. He joined the Rowland Institute at Harvard University in August 2016 as a Rowland Fellow. He started as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford in Fall 2020. His current research interests include engineering nanoscale materials and using them to solve challenging problems.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Seed Grant, SystemX Alliance (2021)
  • Terman Faculty Fellow, Stanford University (2020-2023)
  • Moore Inventor Fellow, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (2019)
  • Rowland Fellow, Rowland Institute at Harvard University (2016-2020)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (2015)
  • MS, Iowa State University, Electrical Engineering (2011)
  • BS, Iowa State University, Electrical Engineering (2010)

Stanford Advisees


  • Orals Chair
    Yitian Zeng
  • Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
    Ghada Ahmed, Tracy Schloemer
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Sebastian Fernandez, Pournima Narayanan
  • Orals Evaluator
    Jiechen Wang
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Manchen Hu