Daniel supports research at the Cold Chopper Neutron Spectrometer (CNCS) at beamline-5 (BL-5) of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Daniel is also the point-of-contact for the BL-5 CNCS, and has participated as a local-contact in experiments studying magnetism, phonons, quasi-elastic scattering, and other disciplines. He has done a jag of time supporting triple-axis and time-of-flight spectrometers at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), High-Flux Isotope Reactor, and now SNS. Post-doctoral work was done in short spurts via Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowships in the chemistry department of Keio University and more formally via the National Research Council fellowship at the NCNR. Daniel was granted a PhD by the University of Florida physics department in 2010, studying nanostructures and magnetism of coordination polymers with forays into low-temperature physics and materials chemistry. A BS from the physics department at the University of Delaware was completed in 2004, with the main research on femtosecond laser ionization of gases. Current research interests are focused on both quantum mechanics and interface chemistry.