Juraj Darmo was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He received the master degree in electrical engineering from Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1996.
In 2004 he joined the Institute of Solid-state Electronics, Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria as a research fellow. Since 2004 he is with the Institute of Photonics, Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, where he is an Assistant Professor. His current research interests are focused on terahertz photonics and include time-domain spectroscopy, quantum cascade light sources, metamaterials, light-matter interaction, and frequency comb based sensing for applications.
He was recipient of SAS Award for his contribution to the understanding of non-stochiometric semiconductor materials in 1998. He was the Research Fellow at Max-Plank Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany, in 2000-2001, and the guest Professor at Osaka University, Japan, in 2011.