Senior Director, R&D and Principal Engineer
Labcyte Inc., San Jose, CA
Sammy Datwani is a chemical and biomolecular research and development engineer leader with more than 20 years’ experience working with cross-functional groups and multi-national companies managing and delivering novel life science tools and microdevices designed to advance human health. More specifically he specializes in instrumentation, fluid mechanics, microfluidics, laboratory automation, genomics, systems integration, consumables development, surface chemistry and more. Datwani has served on the SLAS Innovation Award judging panel (2012-2019), as a track chair and associate track chair on the Scientific Program Committee for the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition, and in numerous other roles for prestigious scientific organizations. Datwani received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and his M.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University, New York, NY. Datwani was recently elected and inducted into the Class of 2018, College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. Additionally, he is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Materials Engineering at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.