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Dr. Daniel Engebretson

Dr. Daniel Engebretson, Chair, Biomedical Engineering


Dan Engebretson earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1997 from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI under the direction of Drs. Daniel Nocera and George Leroi.  After graduate school he took the position of Senior Scientist at Dakota Technologies, Inc. in Fargo, ND.  He then accepted the position of Senior Research Specialist at the Avera Research Institute in Sioux Falls, SD.  After Avera he joined The University of South Dakota as the Director of the Center for Research and Development of Light-Activated Materials, a position he still holds in addition to his duties as the Chair of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Graduate Education and Applied Research Center.   

Dr. Engebretson's major research interests are the development Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-based sensors for in vitro diagnostics and targeted drug delivery.  His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the Department of Transportation.

Dr. Daniel Engebretson

engebretson,dan24 Chair of Biomedical Engineering
4800 N. Career Ave., Suite 221
Sioux Falls, SD  57107
Phone: 605-367-7762