Dan Petrescu

Lead Fellow


Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Chemistry

Email: dan.petrescu [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Dan is a PhD student in the Chemistry Department, co-supervised by Prof. Amy Blum and Prof. Mark Andrews. His research aims to develop novel nano-structured materials that interact with electro-magnetic radiation in ways not observed in Nature. Such materials could improve the efficiency and reduce the energy-consumption of our electronic devices. In a way, Dan plays with light. He manipulates matter to guide light in intriguing ways. Prior to joining the program at McGill, Dan received his BA/MA from Boston University, where he studied protein-protein interactions involved in disease. He worked toward the development of novel peptide inhibitors in a collaborative effort at Boston University. 

Dan is passionate about exchange of knowledge as a whole - whether it pertains to academic or extra-curricular interactions. Other than TA-ing, tutoring, and supervising an undergraduate, Dan has participated in the development of an integrative course syllabus bridging biology, chemistry, and neuroscience. He joined TPULSE in the Fall of 2016, with the aim of better understanding the processes involved in learning and of perhaps making a difference in the McGill teaching community and beyond. 

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