Professional Bio: Daniel received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Washington, and M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. During his undergraduate studies, he worked at the department of gastroenterology at Tufts/New England Medical Center under Dr. Andrew Plaut in designing IgA protease for treating autoimmune diseases, and at the department of oncology at the General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region, China under Dr. Dawei Liu for internal treatments of lung and breast tumors. At UMass Lowell, he worked under Dr. Zhiyong Gu, and investigated nanowires-based electrocatalysts and biosensors. Before arriving at UD, he worked at Giner Labs, MA under Dr. Hui Xu for DOE & NASA projects in electrochemical synthesis of ammonia and oxygen reduction for fuel cell applications, and at the Harvard innovation labs (Gel4med) under Dr. Manav Mehta and worked on hydrogel-peptide cross-linking for tissue engineering. He is currently being co-advised by Dr. Millicent Sullivan and Dr. Catherine Fromen, and his research focuses on polyplex-based nanocarriers of inhalable vaccine drug delivery for treating pulmonary diseases, and along with studying other immunological responsive nanomaterials.


Fun Bio: During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, cycling, swimming, running, and along with playing the piano, cooking, watching anime and hanging out with his friends.