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David Soloveichik

Associate Professor
Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship No.4

David Soloveichik is an Associate Professor and holds the Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship No.4 in the Chandra Family Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to joining Texas ECE, Dr. Soloveichik was a Fellow at the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his undergraduate and Masters degree from Harvard University in Computer Science. He completed his PhD degree in Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology, where his dissertation was awarded the Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize for the best doctoral thesis.

His scientific area of interest is Molecular Programming: the engineering of complex molecular systems for synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. He is also studying underlying theoretical connections between distributed computing and molecular information processing. 

Dr. Soloveichik was the recipient of the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory) from the Foresight Institute in 2012, and the Tulip Award from the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering in 2014. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2016, the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2020, and the Schmidt Sciences Polymath Award in 2023.

Research Interests
Natural computing: computation inspired by nature
Molecular programming: engineering smart molecules
Distributed computing