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Senior Research Associate Engineer, The Ohio State University

Daniel Veghte earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2010, followed by a Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015. After finishing his Ph.D., he worked at the Penn State Materials Characterization Laboratory where he helped manage the SEM and FIB systems. Daniel came to CEMAS in 2018 following his postdoctoral work at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he studied atmospheric particles collected from field sites across the globe. His work at PNNL utilized in-situ electron and X-ray microscopy to probe the influence of different atmospheric conditions on particles.

Throughout Daniel’s career, he has developed instrumentation used for collecting and analyzing aerosol particles, leading to a wide range of knowledge in conventional and novel sample preparation techniques. He has analyzed many different materials through working in two different user facilities, where he managed instrumentation and tackled projects ranging from high-resolution analysis to complex in-situ experiments.

Outside the lab, Daniel enjoys exploring the outdoors through hiking, camping, snow sports, and disc golfing. When the weather does not cooperate, he spends his time playing board games and building things from whatever he has on hand.


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    Senior Research Associate Engineer, The Ohio State University