Daniel earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the Ohio State University in 2014 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indiana University in 2019. At IU, he worked on the development of a hybrid composite methodology for the treatment of large molecules with ab initio electronic structure methods. Daniel also worked on the application of electronic structure methods to uncover the reaction mechanisms of small compounds in the soil and conformational analysis of small peptides. The study of small peptides leads to an interest in treating biochemical systems.
Daniel joined the Voth group in October of 2019 and aims to develop the QM/CG-MM and CG-MS methodologies with applications to the self-assembly of polymers and biopolymers.