Daniel Franklin is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Toronto, and the Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Engineering at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Failure. He received his doctorate in Physics at the University of Central Florida studying light-matter interactions and developing experimental optoelectronic technologies. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, he worked with Professor John Rogers in the fields of bio-integrated electronics and soft-matter photonics. There, Professor Franklin developed novel bioresorbable materials, laser systems, and flexible wireless implants and wearables for hemodynamic monitoring.
Throughout this work, he has won numerous awards including the Baxter Young Investigator Award and the Displaying Futures Award from Merck KGaA, Germany – the world’s largest producer of liquid crystal material. Now, in his new role at University of Toronto, Professor Franklin’s lab combines optics, engineering, and physiology to produce medical technologies for commercial translation, in partnership with industry-leading semiconductor manufacturers.