Michael L. Simpson
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The University of Tennessee, USA
Dr. Simpson earned BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1983, 1987 and 1991respectively. At the time he received his PhD Simpson worked in RD at EGG Ortec and moved to the Scientific Staff of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1992 where he initially worked on the design of highspeed, custom, analog, integrated circuits for collider physics experiments. Simpson is now a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Theme Leader in the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. Dr. Simpson began a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee in 1993 first with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and now with the Materials Science and Engineering Department where he teaches nanobiosciences courses and performs research at the physicalbiological sciences boundary. Dr. Simpson has authored or coauthored 115 peer reviewed journal papers, holds 24 USA Patents and has presented numerous invited talks at conferences, workshops and symposia.
Complex systems at the boundaries between physical and life sciences, stochastic processes in complex nanoscale systems, nanostructured materials, bio-materials, synthetic biology.