Daniel T. Hallinan Jr. is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University with interest in fundamental polymer physics of nanostructured materials such as block copolymers and polymer-grafted nanoparticles as well as applications related to energy sustainability. He is a chemical engineer with bachelor's degrees from Lafayette College and a PhD from Drexel University. His post-doctoral research was conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the University of California, Berkeley. He is actively involved in the polymer communities of the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He recently received an NSF CAREER Award and has testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee in support of national synchrotron facilities, which his group uses extensively.