Daniel Reed graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from Bath University in 2004, where he spent time working for ONDEO Nalco Energy Services on the Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton. There, he investigated additives to control the growth of wax crystals in lubrication oil and prevent the oxidation of jet fuels. In 2004, he joined British Energy Generation’s Graphite and Core Monitoring team where he worked on in service core monitoring techniques.
Daniel went on to study for an MRes (2006), under the supervision of Professor Rex Harris and Dr Issac Chang, followed by a PhD (2010), under the supervision of Professor David Book, at the University of Birmingham. This postgraduate research on solid-state hydrogen storage materials focused on the development of new complex hydrides and the techniques required to understand the hydrogen evolution reactions. It formed part of the national Supergen initiative into hydrogen storage technologies.
After his PhD, Daniel became a research associate at the University of Birmingham, working in the UK-SHEC consortium and subsequently H2FC on hydrogen storage materials. Daniel has also been involved in the Cleaning Land for Wealth (CL4W) project on recycling metals from contaminated land. Daniel Reed is a co-investigator in the EU Marie-Curie ITN “Ecostore” looking at the development and characterisation of novel hydrides for battery and hydrogen storage.
In 2017, Dr Daniel Reed was appointed lecturer in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham.