Dan received his B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State in 2011, working with Vik Dalal studying defect densities of nano-crystalline and amorphous silicon. He received his PhD from MIT in Electrical Engineering in 2015, studying under Marc Baldo. His thesis work focused on photonic energy conversion using singlet fission and triplet fusion as a downconverting and upconverting process, respectively. He spent a year as a postdoc with Will Tisdale in Chemical Engineering at MIT studying perovskite nanoplatelets. He joined the Rowland Institute in August 2016. His current research interests include interactions and transport between heterogeneous excitonic materials and using that transport to build new applications. Dan is a 2019 Moore Inventor Fellow and co-founder of Quadratic3D, a startup looking to commercialize 3D printing technologies.