Dan studied Chemistry with Management Studies (MChem) at the University of Sussex. He then went on to complete his PhD at the same university with Qiao Chen and John Turner on metal oxide photocatalysts, sponsored by PpTek in West Sussex (now owned by Parker Hannifin). After a brief sabbatical Dan joined the University of Warwick in 2014 as a research technician. Dan and his instruments then moved on and joined the Research Technology Platform as Manager of the newly formed Warwick Polymer Analysis Facility. Dan spends the majority of his time working with complex instrumentation and data analysis, bridging the gap between academia and industry. His list of instrument specialisation contains too many acronyms to mention, but he is often nick-named GPC-Dan by his peers, and regularly runs specialist training courses in that area.
Dan is also the organiser and host of The Polymer Club, an annual event aimed at developing relationships between industrial and academic polymer scientists.
He is also a proud supporter of The Technician Commitment to promote the progression of technicians with universities.