Dan Sanders is a Principal Research Staff Member and Manager of the Electronic Materials and Accelerated Materials Discovery research groups at IBM Research – Almaden. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Science and Engineering in 1996 and Master’s degree in Macromolecular Science in 1999, both from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). Later, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA). In 2004, he joined IBM’s Almaden Research Center as a Research Staff Member in the Lithography group, of which he has been the manager since 2012. In 2018, he added management responsibility for the Accelerated Materials Discovery group, which seeks to apply informatics, AI, and automation to speed the discovery of new materials. As part of his responsibilities, Dan is currently the principal investigator of the Accelerated Materials Discovery project within the IBM Research Frontiers Institute.