Daniel is currently an active duty 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studies guidance, navigation, and control theory in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Daniel is also a Draper Fellow at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, where he conducts research into the development of modernized control laws applied towards large space structures in geocentric and deep space orbits. Specifically, Daniel is largely focused on the development of structural control methodologies for NASA's Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G), an advanced concept for a lunar space station dedicated to lunar, Martian, and deep-space crewed/uncrewed exploration. Following his graduation from MIT, Daniel will be attending Euro-NATO joint jet pilot training for the U.S. Air Force.
Plasma space propulsion PhD pre-candidate at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, graduate of a military engineering school in Bucharest, Romania, double-MSc in space science, technology and instrumentation and 1st class BEng in aerospace engineering; strongly interested in space electric propulsion (Hall Thrusters and Hollow Cathodes design and operation and plasma diagnostic techniques), plasma physics, space system engineering (AOCS, structure, propulsion), fusion research and aerospace consultancy. Passion for space science, astronomy, astrophysics, philosophy of science, ballet and painting. I love cooking and I had only recently discovered a new interest in swimming.