Daniel Griffin obtained a BS from Ohio State University in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and recently completed his PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology, also in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. At Georgia Tech, Dan conducted research on the use of crystallization to remove non-radioactive salts from legacy nuclear waste under the guidance of joint Advisors Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Martha Grover, and Ronald Rousseau. Along the way, he became heavily interested in the use of modern data visualization, machine learning, and dynamic programming techniques to understand and control batch cooling crystallization. The control strategies that came out of this pursuit were originally applied to control salt crystallization from nuclear waste solution simulants—work that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and received an Innovations in Fuel Cycle Technology Award. Dan is currently pursuing the application of the same types of strategies to control the crystallization of pharmaceuticals. Starting in August 2016, Dan joined Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA working as Senior Engineer in Process Design and Development.
Georgia Institute of Technology