Dr. Darren W. Johnson Ph.D. Staff Advisor is Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Materials Science Institute, and Bradshaw and Holzapfel Research Professor in Transformational Science and Mathematics at the University of Oregon. Dr. Johnson obtained his Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 2000 and was an NIH post-doctoral researcher at the Scripps Research Institute from 2001-2003. His research draws inspiration from challenges in environmental, biomedical, and sustainable chemistry. Research in the group uses supramolecular chemistry as a tool to explore a variety of problems in self-assembly, molecule/ion recognition, and inorganic cluster synthesis. He is also co-founder of SupraSensor Technologies, a UO spinout that sought to commercialize remote sensors for nutrient management in precision agriculture and was acquired by The Climate Corporation in 2016.  He is a recipient of UO’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Faculty Research Mentor Award, the Research Innovation Commercialization Sustainability Award, the Innovation and Impact Research Award, and the Fund for Faculty Excellence Award. Dr. Johnson has co-authored over 135 peer-reviewed publications, is co-inventor on 14 pending and issued patents, and is an inaugural Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors.