Dan graduated from Cardiff University in July of 2009 with a MEng in Civil Engineering. The optional aspects of his degree course included environmental and sustainability modules, computational modules, and modules dealing with the constitutive engineering relationships. Additionally, Dan spent a year as a Student Engineer at (Supporta) Bay Associates in Cardiff, a consultant civil and structural engineering firm, for his sandwich placement (Sep-2006 to Aug-2007), earning a LCGI in Civil Engineering in the process.
During the work placement at (Supporta) Bay Associates he worked in the Civil department designing the below ground and external works of a number of residential and industrial developments, producing feasibility reports, and providing design auditing services.
Post-graduation Dan applied to the GRC to undertake a research PhD in Engineering, looking into one of the many aspects of radioactive waste disposal (specifically the study of Lasgit at the Äspö HRL, Sweden). This research topic combined a number of his professional and academic interests (ground engineering, environmental and sustainability engineering, computational analysis, and an extracurricular interest in nuclear physics). The GRC-based PhD program was undertaken in conjunction with the British Geological Survey (based in Keyworth, Nottingham) and involved close collaboration between the two organisations.
Currently, Dan is employed as a member of the Seren project.