Erik Daniel, Ph.D., focuses on development of high-performance electronics and related technologies (such as optics) for a wide range of applications. Skill areas include the following:
- Integrated circuit design in a wide range of semiconductor technologies
- Power and signal integrity analysis (PI/SI)
- Complex electronic system design and analysis
- Advanced package design and assembly with an emphasis on minaturization
- High speed test and measurement
Each of these skills may be brought to bear within any of the four application spaces listed below.
- High Performance Computing: Development of highly parallel supercomputers, particularly those optimized to tackle specific problems
- High Speed Communication: Development of very high speed (e.g. 100-1000 Gigabit per second at present) network communications hardware and associated software and firmware
- High Peformance Mixed Signal: Development of a myriad of systems and components (such as low power handheld communications devices and analog-to-digital converters) which intertwine digital and analog components
- Biomedical Applications: Transfer of technology from the above areas to develop relevant clinical solutions such as remote patient monitoring systems and clinical data mining engines
Significance to Patient Care
Dr. Daniel's high-performance electronics and related technologies are transfered to other biomedical research; and to the clinical practice whenever possible.
Each of the first three focus areas listed above produces relevant technology to feed the fourth (Biomedical Applications). The modern practice of medicine increasingly involves the capture, transmission, analysis, and presentation of huge amounts of information. Computing systems supporting data mining within huge stores of clinical data, communications systems supporting the secure transmission of that patient data rapidly across an expanding network of health care facilities, and mixed signal systems capable of extending monitoring and analysis capabilities outside of the hospital setting and into the daily lives of Mayo patients are all intended outputs of these research and development efforts.