Daniel earned his PhD in particle physics from UC Berkeley, then spent 9 years raising 3 amazing children, before turning his attention to computational condensed matter physics. He enjoys using DFT to support experimental studies of novel materials. Recent work has focused on Raman spectra of 2D magnetic layers and the effects of intercalation in few-layer heterostructures. In additional to physics and parenting, Daniel enjoys trail running and has completed over 80 ultramarathons.