Dan grew up in rural Dorset. He received his MChem from Oxford University and spent his Master’s year working for Prof. Charlotte Williams, researching methods of synthesising biodegradable and bio-renewable alternatives to elastic polymers like rubber. He then moved to London and joined the Crimmin group for a PhD, researching fluorine and HF shuttling methods. When not complaining about column chromatography in the lab, Dan spends his time running in circles - either on the local athletics track or in one of London’s many parks. His other hobbies include tennis and pretending to know about indie music bands.